National Cooperative Business Association
Founded in 1916
A United States membership organization for cooperatives, businesses that are jointly-owned and democratically-controlled.
In 2000 the group successfully lobbied the ICANN to establish a new top-level domain exclusively for business cooperations.
The domain, .coop, became active in 2002.
NCBA members include some well-known United States consumer brands, such as Ace Hardware, Florida’s Natural, and Land O’ Lakes.