Joint Comment on the on the New gTLD Draft Applicant Guidebook from the Not-for-Profit Organization Constituency Formation Committee
Attached is a Joint Comment on the on the New gTLD Draft Applicant Guidebook, Version 4 ("DAGv4") on behalf of the Not-for-Profit Organization Constituency ("NPOC") Formation Committee and the undersigned not-for-profit organizations. <<Joint Comments to DAG4 from NPOC Formation Committee.pdf>> Respectfully Submitted, ALCONSUMIDOR, A.C. The first non-profit Consumer Protection Association for Telecomm and Internet Users in Mexico, a member of INTUG, and involved with digital inclusion, access to the Internet and IT, making technology available for development. AMERICAN RED CROSS American Red Cross, a non-profit/philanthropic organization and one of approximately 180 member national societies of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org. CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIOON DEL CONSUMO Y EL CONSUMIDOR CICC, a.c. is a non profit research centre focusing on legal, economic, technological, societal and environmental aspects of consumer protection and consumption issues specially in the telecomm, IT and energy sectors. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, INC. The Church of God in Christ, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest Holiness-Pentecostal denominations in the world, with an estimated membership of more than 12,000 churches and six million people in fifty-seven nations across the world. GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL Goodwill Industries International is a network of 166 community-based, independent agencies in the United States, Canada, and around the world. One of the nation's top five most valuable and recognized nonprofit brands as well as a leading social services enterprise, Goodwill(r) generates opportunities for people to achieve economic stability and build strong families and vibrant communities by offering job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face other challenges to finding employment . To pay for its programs, Goodwill sells donated clothes and other household items in more than 2,300 retail stores and online at shopgoodwill.com. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. More than 1.5 million people in the United States and Canada benefit from Goodwill's career services. Goodwill channels 84 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services. HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AND HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. Through research, educational efforts and outreach, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to live their lives openly and seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality. INTERSOCIETAL ACCREDITATION COMMISSION The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) is a preeminent leader in contributing to continuous improvement in health care by its exclusive dedication to recognizing and establishing value driven quality standards through collaboration with professional medical membership organizations and to providing peer review accreditation. YMCA OF THE USA YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the nation's 2,687 YMCAs, which serve 21 million people each year, including nearly 10 million children under the age of 18. YMCAs meet the most pressing needs in 10,000 communities across the country: nurturing affordable child care for low- and middle-income children, drug prevention and anti gang programs for disadvantaged and at-risk youth, support for the families of military service members deployed overseas, and programs that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. YMCAs unite men, women and children of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. In fact, more than 2 million members receive financial assistance from the YMCA. From urban areas to small towns, YMCAs have proudly served America's communities for nearly 160 years.
Joint Comments to DAG4 from NPOC Formation Committee.pdf