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.
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.
If your business is involved in the provisioning or sale of domain names:
Executive Member – $20,000/year
Guaranteed Seat on the Board; Access to all DNA member benefits
Strategic Member – $5,000/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
Entry level membership tier allowing for trial participation in the DNA – with special qualifications.
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.
|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||Maybe|
|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.