What is NPOC?
The Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC) is the home for Not-for-Profit organizations like NGOs, wishing to have a voice in internet governance. NPOC is a Constituency and part of the Non-Commercial Stakeholders’ Group, (NCSG). A Generic Names Supporting Organization of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, (ICANN).
From NPOC Chair
On behalf of the Executive Committee (EC), I would like wish you a Happy New…
NPOC’s mission is to represent Not-for-Profit Organizations by addressing their …
Want to get involved? There are several ways to help NPOC succeed in its mission.
How to Join
Are a non-profit organisation with an internet domain? it is likely, that you could benefit.
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Martin Silva discusses NPOC's Mission
Ariel Liang, a Policy Analyst in ICANN, sits down with Martin Pablo Silva Valent, NPOC Member, to discuss the Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC).
Martin became a GNSO Councilor representing the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) and has been heavily involved in the Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) in all gTLDs PDP Working Group.
Policy and Public Comments
NPOC helps the policy formulations within ICANN through public comments. NPOC has contributed to Public Comments as a constituency or jointly with others constituency in the past. Click here to search the archives of past public comments
Public Comment is a mechanism that gives the ICANN community an opportunity to provide input and feedback. You can make your voice heard when you contribute to Open Public Comments.Click to view call for Open Public Comments
Public comment proceedings feature proposals initiated by a working group or department. Allowing for refinement of recommendations before further consideration by ICANN BoD and potential adoption.Click to view recently closed public comment
The Policy Committee develops NPOC policy positions, monitor and draft comments on ICANN policy issues.PC monitors ongoing ICANN's PDP, emerging issues and provide recommendations to the NPOC for consideration.
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We focus on the following issues: DNS Abuse, Transparent Domain Registration Privacy, Domain Name Fraud, Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property Abuse.
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NPOC & NCUC Joint Session at ICANN74
The NPOC & NCUC joint Meeting was held on the 16th of June 2022, at
Join NPOC at ICANN74
Session Details Joint meeting of Not-for-Profit (NPOC) and Non Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) membership. GNSO
ICANN71 Prep Week Schedule Available!
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the ICANN71 Prep Week