Positions & Statements

The Business Constituency takes a position on a number of issues. Below we provide information on the current BC position statements.

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BC Questions for Hamilton law firm, regarding GDPR legal analysis

Nov. 2017

BC comment on Proposed Renewal of .MUSEUM Registry Agreement

Oct. 2017

BC comment on Proposed Changes to the NCUC Charter

Oct. 2017

BC comment on Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs

Sept. 2017

BC letter to ICANN CEO and Chair regarding Whois and Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Aug. 2017

BC comment on proposed changes to Bylaws and GNSO procedures for GNSO’s role in the Empowered Community

Aug. 2017

BC comment on Framework for Registry Operators to Respond to Security Threats

Jul. 2017

BC Comment on Implementing GNSO Recommendations for IGO & INGO Identifiers

 Jul. 2017

BC comment on Revised Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Law

Jul. 2017

BC Comment on Release of Geo Names in gTLDs .PIONEER, .FUJITSU, .OBI, .SHARP, .TOYOTA, and .LEXUS

Jun. 2017
 BC response to CCWG-Accountabillity WS2 Questions on Diversity Jun. 2017

BC Comment on the Draft Framework of Interpretation for Human Rights

Jun. 2017

BC comment on Proposed Renewal of .NET Registry Agreement

May 2017

BC Comment on Recommendations to Improve SO/AC Accountability

May 2017
BC response to New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Questionnaire May 2017
BC Comment on the Review of Competition, Trust, and Choice from new gTLDs May 2017
Comment on the Proposed Bylaw Changes regarding Board Reconsideration Responsibilities May 2017
Comment on Africa DNS Study May 2017
Comment on ICANN's FY18 Budget Proposal Apr. 2017
Comment on Recommendations for Good Faith Guidelines Apr. 2017
Comment on Using Names of Countries and Territories as TLDs Apr. 2017
Comment on the CCWG Recommendations to Improve ICANN Transparency Apr. 2017
Comment on ALAC Review Mar. 2017
Comment on GNSO Report on IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Mar. 2017
Response to Public Comments on Proposed BC Charter Mar. 2017
Comment on the Release of Geo-Names .IKANO, .SAXO, .SCOR, .SANDVIK, .WALTER, .SANDVIKCOROMANT, .VISTA, .VISTAPRINT, .BARCLAYS, .BARCLAYCARD and .HERMES Feb. 2017
BC's Reply Comment on New BC Charter Feb. 2017
Comment on .MOBI Registry Agreement (RyA) Feb. 2017
Comment on Supplementary Procedures for the Updated Supplementary Procedures for Independent Review Process (IRP) Jan. 2017
Comment on Identifier Technology Health Indicators Jan. 2017
Comment on ICANN Anti-Harassment policy Jan. 2017
Comment on Continuous Data-Driven Analysis of Root Server System Stability Draft Report Dec. 2016
Comment on Proposed Thick Whois Transition Policy for .COM, .NET, and .JOBS Dec. 2016
Comment on Implementation of Thick Whois Policy for Consistent Labeling and Display Dec. 2016
Comment on the Draft FY18 Operating Plan & Budget for PTI Dec. 2016
Comment on the Phase II Assessment of Competitive Effects of New gTLDs Dec. 2016
Comment on Amendments to XXX Registry Agreement Nov. 2016
Comment on the Middle East strategy Nov. 2016
Comment on the Study of Latin America and Caribbean DNS Marketplace Nov. 2016
Comment on gTLD Marketplace Health Index Sept. 2016
Comment on IANA Naming Functions Agreement Sept. 2016
Comment on Review of TMCH Draft Report Sept. 2016
Comment on geo-names in SOFTBANK, ART, and CARAVAN TLDs Aug. 2016
Comment on modifications to GNSO Operating Procedures Aug. 2016
Comment on change to .COM agreement Aug. 2016
Comment on PTI Bylaws Aug. 2016
Comment on PTI Governance Documents Aug. 2016
Comment on Fellowship Program Application Process Review Jul. 2016
Comment on Proposed New gTLD Registry Agreement Jul. 2016
Comment on Draft Restated ICANN Articles of Incorporation Jul. 2016
Comment on Proposed Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behaviors Jun. 2016
Comment Supporting the Release of Geo-names in .HYUNDAI, .KIA, and .GODADDY new gTLDs Jun. 2016
Comment on Draft New ICANN Bylaws May 2016
Comment supporting release of geo names in .TORAY and .PICTET TLDs May 2016
Comment on new gTLD Program Safeguards to Mitigate DNS Abuse May 2016
Comment on ICANN FY17 Operating Plan & Budget & Five-Year Operating Plan Apr. 2016
Comment on the Final Report Recommendations of the Geographic Regions Review Working Group Apr. 2016
Comment on Implementation of Thick Whois Consensus Policy Mar. 2016
Comment on Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile Mar. 2016
Comment on Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation PDP Recommendations Mar. 2016
Comment on Continuous Data-driven Analysis of Root Server System Stability (CDAR) Study Plan Feb. 2016
Comment on amending Registry Agreements for .STUDY, .COURSES, .LAMBORGHINI, .VOLKSWAGEN, .BUGATTI, .AUDI and .DELTA Jan. 2016
Comment on gTLD Marketplace Health Index Proposal Jan. 2016
Comment on the Proposed Supplementary Registration Proxy Service for gTLDs Operated by XYZ.COM Jan. 2016
Comment on CCWG-Accountability 3rd Draft Proposal Dec. 2015
Comment on the New gTLD Implementation Review Draft Report Dec. 2015
Supporting Removal of Searchable Whois Service from .MEET Registry Agreement Dec. 2015
Comment on Prelim Issue Report on a PDP to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Nov. 2015
Comment on Proposed Revisions to Procedure for Whois Conflicts With Privacy Law Nov. 2015
Comment on ICANN’s New gTLD Auction Proceeds Discussion Paper Nov. 2015
Comment on Phase 1 Assessment of the Competitive Effects Associated with the new gTLD Program Nov. 2015
Comment on ICANN’s Preliminary Issue Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Oct. 2015
Comment supporting release of geo-names in .BROTHER .GEA .ACO .SECURITY .PROTECTION .THEATRE and .RENT registry agreements Oct. 2015
Comment on Plan for Root Zone Key Signing Key (KSK) Change Oct. 2015
Comment on CCWG-Accountability 2nd Draft Report Sept. 2015
Comment on Removal of Searchable Whois Service from .SHARP Registry Agreement Sept. 2015
Comment on the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal (ICG Combined) Sept. 2015
Comment on the Initial Report on Data & Metrics for Policy Making Sept. 2015
Comment on Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services -- Prelim Issues Report Sept. 2015
Comment on GNSO Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Recommendations for Board Consideration Aug. 2015
Comment on release of geo-names in .GLOBAL, .BNPPARIBAS, .BRIDGESTONE and .FIRESTONE Aug.  2015
Comment on draft report for GNSO Review Jul. 2015
Comment on Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues WG Initial Report Jul. 2015
Comment on proposed .PRO registry agreement Jul. 2015
Comment on proposed .CAT registry agreement Jul. 2015
Comment on 2013 RAA Whois Accuracy Program Specification Review Jul. 2015
Comment on Proposed .TRAVEL Registry Agreement Jun. 2015
Support for release of geo-names in .KOMATSU and .RICOH new gTLD registry agreements Jun. 2015
Support for release of geo-names in .SONY, .ARCHI, .BIO and .SAARLAND new gTLD registry agreements Jun. 2015
Comment on Registry Stakeholder Group charter amendments Jun. 2015
Comment on CCWG proposal for enhancing ICANN accountability Jun. 2015
Comment on 2nd Draft Proposal of the Cross Community Working Group (CWG) to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions May 2015
Comment on IRTP Part C Recommendations May 2015
Letter to ICANN regarding .sucks gTLD policies May 2015
Letter to US and Canada Consumer Protection Authorities, regarding .sucks gTLD policies May 2015
Comment on Draft Report: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review May 2015
Comment on the Draft ICANN FY16 Operating Plan and Budget April 2015
Support for release of geo-names in .HONDA, .AXA, .EPSON, .HSBC, .XYZ and .COLLEGE new TLDs April 2015
Comment on Expert WG draft final report on Internationalized Registration Data April 2015
Joint letter (with IPC and Brand Registry Group) asking ICANN for expedited approval of geo-names in dot-brand TLDs April 2015
Support for RSEP on release of geo-names in .BERLIN, .HAMBURG, and .EMERCK April 2015
Support for Policy & Implementation Working Group Initial Recommendations Mar. 2015
Comment on Potential Change to the Registrar Liability Insurance Requirement Mar. 2015
Comment on WHOIS Accuracy Pilot Study Report Feb. 2015
Support for RSEP to release country & territory names in .DVAG, .TUI, .SPEIGEL, .ALLFINANZ and .FLSMIDTH Feb. 2015
Comment on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Initial Report Feb. 2015
Support for RSEP to Release Country & Territory Names in .BMW and .MINI new gTLDs Jan. 2015
Comment on two proposed launch programs for .MADRID gTLD Dec. 2014
Comment on Community Working Group (CWG) draft proposal for Naming-Related IANA Functions Dec. 2014
Comment on proposed auction rules for new gTLDs in contention sets containing indirect relationships Dec. 2014
Comment on ICANN Draft 5-Year Operating Plan Dec. 2014
Letter to ICANN Board on Safeguards for Category 1 gTLDs Dec. 2014
Comment on GNSO PDP recommendations for IRTP Part D Dec. 2014
Comment on Board Working Group report on the Nominating Committee. Nov. 2014
Comment on GAC draft document for protection of Geographic Names in new gTLDs Nov. 2014
Support for Neustar’s proposal to register country and territory names in the .NEUSTAR TLD Nov. 2014
Support for SCI proposed changes to GNSO Operating Procedures Oct. 2014
Proposed amendments to Registry Agreements to allow 2-character domains Oct. 2014
Comment on ICANN's proposed bylaws change for board consideration of GAC advice Oct. 2014
BC comment on ICANN's proposed process to enhance accountability Sept. 2014
Joint comment on ICANN's proposed process to enhance accountability Sept. 2014
Joint letter with questions about ICANN's proposed process for enhanced accountability Sept. 2014
Reconsideration Request: ICANN staff imposing its ‘Accountability Plan’ without adequate account for community views Aug. 2014
Joint request for additional time to review ICANN's proposed process for enhanced accountability Aug. 2014
BC / Registries / ISPs Joint Letter on ICANN's proposed structure for Accountability WG Aug. 2014
BC Comment on WHOIS Requirements and National Law Conflicts. Aug. 2014
Comment on .WED Registry Agreement Amendment to sell 3rd-level domains Aug. 2014
FY 2015 draft operating plan & budget Jul. 2014
Stress Tests - from BC Comment on Enhancing ICANN Accountability Jun. 2014
Final comment on Enhancing ICANN Accountability Jun. 2014
BC Support for Board member compensation Jun. 2014
Comment on Internationalized Registration Data (IRD) Interim Report Jun. 2014
Initial Comment on Enhancing ICANN Accountability May 2014
ICANN's Draft Principles & Process for Proposal to Transition NTIA's Stewardship of the IANA Functions May 2014
ICANN’s Proposal for the Use of Mandatory Policy Advisory Boards for Regulated Industry Sector and Consumer-Trust-Sensitive New gTLD Strings May 2014
Comment on ICANN Strategy Panel report on Multistakeholder Innovation April 2014
Namespace Collision Mitigation Report April 2014
Comment on IRTP-Part D Initial Report April 2014
Recommendations of the Meeting Strategy Working Group April 2014
Status report from EWG (Expert Working Group) on gTLD Directory Services Mar. 2014
ATRT-2 Final Report & Recommendations Mar. 2014
Proposed Review Mechanism for Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections Mar. 2014
Statement on IANA Transition and ICANN Accountability Mar. 2014
BC Comment on Study of Whois Misuse Jan. 2014
BC Response to PDP WG on Accreditation of Privacy & Proxy services Feb. 2014
BC comment on ICANN's Vision, Mission and Focus for 5-year Strategic Plan Jan. 2014
BC Comment on proposed Spec 13 for Registry Agreements with '.Brand' TLDs Jan. 2014
Letter recommending Appeal Process for String Confusion Objections Dec. 2013
BC comment on Draft Final Report on Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in gTLDs. Nov. 2013
Comments on Dispute Resolution Procedure for Registry Public Interest Commitments (PICDRP) Oct. 2013
Concerns with allowing both singular and plural forms of new gTLDs Oct. 2013
BC Letter Calling for Uniformity of Process for UDRP and URS Providers Sept. 2013
BC Comment on RPM Requirements for new gTLDs Sept. 2013
ICANN's Proposal to Mitigate Name Collision Risks from new gTLDs Sept. 2013
BC Comment on Potential Postponement of GNSO Review Sept. 2013
BC Comment on Initial Report from EWG on gTLD Directory Services Sept. 2013
Comment on initial report for Thick Whois PDP Aug. 2013
Support for PDP Recommendations on locking a domain name subject to UDRP Aug. 2013
Comments on Proposed Final New gTLD Registry Agreement Jun. 2013
BC Comments to Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT-2) Jun. 2013
Comments on GAC Safeguard Advice for new gTLDs Jun. 2013
BC Comments FY14 Draft Operating Plan and Budget May 2013
BC Comments on Proposed Final 2013 RAA May 2013
BC Comments on ACDR's proposal as UDRP provider April 2013
BC Comments on New gTLD Registry Agreement Mar. 2013
BC Comment on Closed Generic TLDs Mar. 2013
BC Comment on Policy vs Implementation Mar. 2013
Comments on Strawman Solution for RPMs in new gTLDs Jan. 2013
Comments on ICANN's proposal for consolidated meetings Nov. 2012
Comment on study of Whois Privacy/Proxy abuse Nov. 2013
Comment on TM Clearinghouse Matching Rules Nov. 2012
Comments on DSSA Working Group Phase 1 Report Oct. 2012
Commercial Stakeholders Consensus Improvements to Rights Protection Mechanisms in new gTLDs Oct. 2012
BC comments on WHOIS Proxy/Privacy Reveal & Relay Feasibility Survey Jul. 2012
BC Comments on the WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report Jun. 2012
BC Reply on FY13 Operating Plan and Budget Jun. 2012
BC on FY13 Draft Operating Plan Budget Jun. 2012
BC Comments Regarding .COM Registry Agreement May 2012
BC Comments on SSR Review Team Draft Report April 2012
BC comments on Roadmap for SAC 051 (Whois) April 2012
BC comments on defensive applications and defensive registrations for new gTLDs Feb. 2012
BC supports staff proposal for IRTP-B Recc 9, Part 2 Feb. 2012
BC comments on RySG Alternative for COI Dec. 2011
BC Comment on PEDNR recommendations Sept. 2011
BC comment on Board Consideration of IRTP-B Recommendations Jul. 2011
BC on WHOIS Review Questions Jul. 2011
BC Comment on 2nd JAS Milestone Report Jul. 2011
BC on WHOIS Review Questions Jul. 2011
BC on UDRP Issues Report Jul. 2011
BC on IRTP-B Working Group Final Report April 2011
Comments on proposed new gTLD Applicant Guidebook April 2011
BC comment on Proposed Framework for the FY12 Operating Plan and Budget April 2011
BC comment on Proposed New GNSO Policy Development Process April 2011
BC Position on final PEDNR report April 2011
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Working Group Proposed Final Report Mar. 2011
BC statement on Board Reply to GAC Mar. 2011
Supporting petition to form a new non-profit constituency Jan. 2011
Recommendations on new gTLD Guidebook Dec. 2010
BC comment on recognizing new UDRP providers Oct. 2010
BC position statement on PEDNR WG Initial Report Aug. 2010
BC comment on VI WG Initial Report Aug. 2010
On Consumer Trust, Choice, and Competition in the gTLD Expansion Jul. 2011
BC comment on the gTLD Draft Applicant Guidebook V4 Jul. 2010
New gTLD Expression of Interest (EOI) proposal Mar. 2010
Initial Report on Registration Abuse Policies Mar. 2010
Process for Amending gTLD Registry Agreements Mar. 2010
Registry Benchmarking Study April 2010
Draft report on Whois Accuracy April 2010
Staff Proposals for RPM for new gTLDs Nov. 2009
BC statement on IRTP Part B PDP Nov. 2009
Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Nov. 2009
Registry Registrar separation Aug. 2009
New member outreach May 2009
Cross Constituency statement to Board - GNSO Reform April 2009
Note to Board from Cross Constituency Mar. 2009
Comments on draft TLD guidebook Jan. 2009
Input on inter-registrar transfers Oct. 2008
Reply to Board on GNSO reform issues 2 Sept. 2008
Reply to Board on GNSO reform issues Sept. 2008
Comments on proposed RAA amendments Aug. 2008
Proposed Board Code of Conduct Aug. 2008
Open letter to Board from users' community Jun. 2008
BC statement on GNSO Reform to open session Jun. 2008
ICANN Travel Support Jun. 2008
GNSO Reform Feb. 2008
Inter-Registrar Domain Transfers Policy Dec. 2007
Domain tasting Dec. 2007
Reply to revised Board proposals GNSO reform Nov. 2007
Whois Statement Oct. 2007
Reply to Board proposals GNSO reform Jul. 2007
Telnic WHOIS proposal Jun. 2007
TLDs - added value April 2007
Whois Task Force Report Jan. 2007
Initial comments on GNSO review Dec. 2006
Registry contracts terms of reference May 2006
gTLD Response - technical criteria May 2006
To US DOC Mar. 2006
gTLD Response Feb. 2006
2005 round of sTLDs Jan. 2006
ICANN and VeriSign Settlement Dec. 2005
White paper on new gTLDs Jun. 2005
White paper on new gTLDs - PowerPoint Jun. 2005
Comments on proposed new sTLDs May 2004
Dot Net May 2004
WHOIS - input to task forces April 2004
To ICANN Public Forum on US DOC Mar. 2004
New Registry Services Feb. 2004
Response to ICANN proposals for new sTLDs Aug. 2003
WIPO recommendations on dispute resolution Jun. 2003
Differentiated Expansion of the Names Space Dec. 2002
To ICANN Board on Reform Oct. 2002
ICANN Evolution and Reform Sept. 2002
To ICANN Board on Reform Jun. 2002
Evaluation of new top-level domains (NTEPPTF) April 2002
ICANN Evolution and Reform April 2002
Redemptions Grace Period for Deleted names April 2002
To ICANN Board on Reform Mar. 2002
To ICANN Board on Security Nov. 2001
At-Large Oct. 2001
Dot org Oct. 2001
Alternate Roots Aug. 2001
ICANN Verisign agreements Aug. 2001
To ICANN Board on TLDs Nov. 2000
Principles for top-level domain names Jul. 2000
Safeguards for new TLDs - joint BC-IPC position Sept. 2000
Standards for top-level domain names Sept. 2000

 

 

Prior to 2009, BC positions were defined as issues, and are available for review in the Issues section of our website.