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Commercial Business Users - 2012

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Background & Mission Statement

The Business Constituency represents commercial users of the Internet. The Business Constituency is one of the Constituencies within the Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG) referred to in Article X.5 of the ICANN bylaws. The Constituency’s administrative structure is an elected Executive Committee supported by professional secretariat services and other standing or ad-hoc committees.

The mission of the Business Constituency is to ensure that ICANN policy positions are consistent with the development of an Internet that:

  • promotes end-user confidence because it is a safe place to conduct business
  • is competitive in the supply of registry and registrar and related services
  • is technically stable, secure and reliable.


Executive Committee

Marilyn Cade

Chair & CSG Representative (Alternate) – Marilyn Cade (SOI)

Steve Del Bianco

Vice Chair Policy Coordination – Steve Del Bianco (SOI)

Chris Chaplow

Vice Chair Finance & Operations – Chris Chaplow (SOI)

Elisa Cooper

CSG Representative – Elisa Cooper (SOI)

Zahid Jamil

GNSO Counselor – Zahid Jamil (SOI) – AsiaPacific / October 2009 – October 2012

John Berard

GNSO Counselor – John Berard (SOI) – North America / December 2010 – October 2012


Benedetta Rossi

Benedetta Rossi is the BC Secretariat and can be contacted by email:


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