Big Room Inc.
|Type:||Privately held (B-Corporation)|
|Founder(s):||Trevor Bowden, Jacob Malthouse |
|Headquarters:||Vancouver, British Columbia|
| Trevor Bowden, Jacob Malthouse and |
Anastasia O'Rourke, Partners
Big Room Inc. is a Canadian based company and one of the applicants for the .eco top level domain name. The company is widely recognized in developing the Ecolabel Index, a worldwide directory of eco labels. The company partnered with Afilias, Meridian Institute and Deloitte to push its application for the .eco application as a community gTLD.  
Trevor Bowden, Jacob Malthouse and Anastasia O'Rourke founded the company in 2007. From the very beginning, they reached out and presented their plan to operate the .eco gTLD to the different ecological communities, environmental organizations and investors such as Renewal Partners and David Levi, CEO of Working Enterprises. Levi supported the .eco initiative and provided additional business expertise, strategy and financial support. Big Room Inc. also gained the support of David Suzuki Foundation, Worldwide Wildlife Fund, Green Cross International and Green Peace and other organizations. Afilias will provide technical infrastructure solutions. The founders of the company recognized the risk of applying the .eco string as a community gTLD but they believe that the new gTLD program is the only opportunity for the eco community to have their own space in the internet. According to Malthouse, "There’s a big difference between commercial and community."