NPOC is a new constituency within the Non Commercial Stakeholder’s Group (NCSG) of ICANN. NPOC is a collaboration of Not-for-Profit civil society organizations that are concerned with the best possible access to, and the reliable and secure use of information and communication technologies (ICT's) for humanitarian or philanthropic activities.
NPOC allows NGOs and not-for-profit organizations that deliver primarily non-commercial services an opportunity to affiliate, discuss and participate in the development of Domain Name System (DNS) policies. Issues such as the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet, increasing social inclusion of non-governmental organizations with technology, and increasing public participation, communication and global outreach are important to the NPOC members. NPOC will assist with: (1) communicating the perspective of not-for-profit organizations/NGOs to the ICANN Board and community in a meaningful way; (2) educating and informing the ICANN community how not-for-profit organizations/NGOs use the Internet often in mission critical ways; and (3) participating in the development of ICANN policies that affect our organizations. See www.npoc.org for more information.
How Can My Organization Join NPOC?
Becoming a member is easy! There is no fee or subscription for your organization to join or participate in NPOC. Prospective organizations should: (1) own at least one domain name, (2) maintain or have plans to create an organization website and (3) agree to participate in the multi-stakeholder model.
Membership is open to any not-for-profit organization/NGO with missions such as: philanthropic, humanitarian, educational, academic and professional development, religious, community associations, promotion of the arts, public interest policy advocacy, health-related services, and social inclusion.
For more information or to join the NPOC, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.