Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns

Last Updated: 8 July 2015

Background & Mission Statement:

NPOC is an ICANN Constituency within the Non-Commercial Stakeholders' Group (NCSG), a part of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).

The purpose of the NPOC is to represent, specifically, the operational concerns related to service delivery of not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations who are domain registrants in the DNS.

NPOC focuses on the impact of DNS policies and their effects on the operational readiness and implementation of non-commercial missions and objectives. NPOC members rely on the Internet and DNS policies to provide valuable services to their communities.

NPOC engages the ICANN community 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.

The operational concerns described above drive how NPOC members actively manage their infrastructure, create and improve internal processes and controls, manage risk, and respond to and respect the welfare of the communities they represent.

Executive Committee

Rudi Vansnick

NPOC Constituency Chair, Rudi Vansnick (SOI)

Klaus Stoll

Vice Chair, Klaus Stoll (SOI)

Sam Lanfranco

Policy Committee Chair, Sam Lanfranco (SOI)


 Olévié Kouami

Communications Committee Chair, Olévié Kouami (SOI)

Joan Kerr

Membership Committee Chair, Joan Kerr


Martin P. Silva Valent

Secretary, Martin P. Silva Valent



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