Mobilize civil society actors to participate in ICANN, including its working groups and other processes.
Develop and advocate policy positions.
Send members to ICANN’s three meetings per year around the world, which are free of charge and open to all interested parties.
Collaborate and interact with other stakeholders in ICANN on matters of common concern, including businesses, governments, and others.
Elect representatives to the GNSO Council, which coordinates the policy development process for gTLDs.
Organize conferences and events exploring global Internet governance issues.
The NCUC advocates positions on domain name-related policies that protect and support noncommercial communication and activity on the Internet. As a part of the GNSO’s Noncommercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) we have real voting power in ICANN’s bottom-up, multistakeholder policymaking process, including the opportunity to help elect members of the GNSO Council and a member of the ICANN Board of Directors.
We have 418 members from 96 countries and all five ICANN-recognized geographic regions, including 107 noncommercial organizations and 311 individuals (as of April 2015). Our members include individuals and non-profit organizations involved in civil liberties and human rights, Internet freedom, consumer protection, education, research, development, and many other areas of public policy advocacy.