Membership Benefits

Who should get involved in this effort?

Any organization that is engaged in the business of distributing, selling, launching, or administering domain names is encouraged to participate. This includes new gTLD applicants, domain registry operators and service providers, and domain registrars and resellers.

Why should your organization get involved?

The Domain Name Association is the first industry trade group to represent the interests of the domain name industry. This is an opportunity for your organization to collaborate with your peers in the domain name industry to work together to promote and ensure success through a period of major change. Learn more about the value of membership.

Membership Information

The Domain Name Association (DNA) is a new non-profit global business association that represents the interests of the entire domain name industry.

Members receive many benefits, and the DNA welcomes participation from all organizations – for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and industry associations with interests – to further the mission of the DNA.

The Domain Name Association offers four membership levels, with a variety of benefits, privileges and annual dues designed to match each organization’s interests and industry requirements.

Executive Member – $50,000/year

Guaranteed Seat on the Board; Access to all DNA member benefits

Strategic Member – $20,000/year

Eligible for five reserved Board seats; access to most DNA member benefits

Supporting Member – $5,000/year

Eligible for two reserved Board seats; access to some DNA member benefits

For those who wish to join and would benefit from association but do not qualify as an organization within the domain name industry, Affiliate Memberships are available.

Membership Benefits

Benefit

Executive

Member

Strategic

Member

Supporting Member

Affiliate

Member

Seat on the Board of Directors Guaranteed seat Can run for one of five available seats Can run for one of two available seats No
Able to Serve as an Officer of the Organization Yes Yes No No
Your TLDs featured in DNA promotional materials Yes Yes No No
Access to discounts at DNA and industry events Yes Yes Maybe (varies by opportunity) Maybe (varies by opportunity)
Eligible to join DNA “Speakers Bureau” to present in industry Yes Yes No No
Exclusive access to market research and analysis Yes Yes Yes Yes
Piggyback on DNA promotional and awareness drives Yes Yes Yes Yes
Use DNA collateral and materials in your own campaigns Yes Yes Yes Yes
Receive regular policy briefings and updates from the industry Yes Yes Yes Yes
Run your own custom-branded version of whatdomain.org Yes Yes Yes No
Collaborate with domain industry leaders and peers at DNA events, on mail lists, etc. Yes Yes Yes Yes

If you have questions, please contact the DNA Membership Services department at: Contact Us or +1 781-876-8828.