NCSG Membership Application

Thanks for your interest in joining the Noncommercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) at ICANN. All information submitted will remain confidential and used only for purposes of evaluating an application and maintaining NCSG Membership roles.

NCSG has Organizational and Individual members and is comprised of 2 Constituencies, the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) and Not-for-profit Organizations Constituency (NPOC).

  • NCSG Organizational members may join one, both or no Constituency.
  • NCSG Individual members may join NCUC or no Constituency.

Note: The option for joining either the NCUC or NPOC Constituency is contained within the application form.

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Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC)

Not-for-profit Organizations Constituency (NPOC)

The NCUC is the home for civil society organizations and individuals in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) bottom-up policy making organ, the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). With real voting power in ICANN’s policy making and Board selection, the NCUC develops and supports positions that favor noncommercial communication and activity on the Internet. NCUC focus on the issues such as freedom of expression, privacy and matters of human rights as they relate to the domain name system and the policies that govern it.

NPOC focuses on the impact of DNS policies and their effects on the operational readiness and implementation of non-commercial missions and objectives. Not-for-Profit organizations can engage the ICANN community through NPOC, on how proposed and existing policies and initiatives may uniquely impact the operations of not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations and the delivery of their mission-related services. Such not-for-profit and non-governmental organizational perspectives on operational concerns include domain name registration, expansion of the DNS, fraud and abuse, using the DNS to provide and collect information and serve their members and communities.