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Business Constituency (BC) response to Afnic comment regarding proposed BC charter amendments

  • To: "comments-bc-charter-amend-06jan17@xxxxxxxxx" <comments-bc-charter-amend-06jan17@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Business Constituency (BC) response to Afnic comment regarding proposed BC charter amendments
  • From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 01:54:40 +0000

The Business Constituency (BC) prides itself on its continued commitment to 
increase diversity, especially geographic diversity.

Among our general membership and within the BC leadership we have made 
significant efforts to expand representation from regions around the world, 
including outreach to SMEs and businesses from regions historically 
under-represented in ICANN.  We have made much progress, and we embrace 
outreach as an ongoing priority of our constituency.

Within the BC, many regions and languages are represented.  And many BC 
businesses work around the world in multiple geographies and languages.

In direct response to the comment from Afnic expressing concern about French 
language representation in the BC, the BC counts among its members many 
representatives from many language groups – including a number of French and 
French-speaking businesses, as well as associations with geographically and 
linguistically diverse memberships.

Our goal is to represent businesses large and small, and reflect the depth and 
regional diversity of the global business community.  The BC actively welcomes 
Business representatives from all regions, and will continue to encourage BC 
members from diverse regions and backgrounds to run for leadership positions.


This comment was drafted by the Business Constituency Outreach Committee, 
including Andrew Mack (chair), Jimson Olufuye, Marilyn Cade, and Lawrence 

This comment was approved in accord with the BC charter.

Steve DelBianco
Vice chair for policy coordination
ICANN Business Constituency

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