Open Call for ICANN Board of Directors

Kim Hubbard kimh at
Tue Sep 14 09:18:25 EDT 1999


This is an open call for nominations of interested individuals to serve on the 
Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and 
Numbers (ICANN), as a nominee of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization

ICANN is the non-profit corporation that was formed to take over 
responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter
assignment, domain name system management, and root server system
management functions 
previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other 
entities. The Board will be composed of nineteen Directors, including nine 
At-Large Directors, nine to be nominated by Supporting Organizations, and 
the President/CEO (ex officio). Further details on the composition and 
responsibilities of ICANN can be found at Prospective 
nominees are strongly urged to read the ICANN Corporate Documents and 
other ICANN published material, as well as the adopted ASO proposal, 
located at

The ASO will have the responsibility for nominating three ICANN Directors. 
This responsibility will, in the normal course of events, be conducted through 
an open process managed by the Address Council, a body created by the 
ASO to manage its business.

For the initial ASO nominations to the ICANN Board, the ASO Address Council 
will nominate three Directors to serve terms of 1, 2, and 3 years. This 
process has been initiated by the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs)
through this 
open call for nominations. The process of selecting the initial ICANN
from the ASO nominations will be defined and managed by the Address Council.

ASO Process for Nominating ICANN Directors

Any individual may be nominated within this process, with the exception of 
any official of a national government or a multinational entity established 
by treaty or other agreement between national governments (ICANN ByLaws 
Art. V., Sec 5.). Self-nominations are permitted.

However, no member of staff of an RIR is eligible to be appointed to the ICANN 
Board, and no ASO-appointed Director may serve simultaneously on the
Address Council. The Directors appointed by the ASO will not represent the
ASO on the Board, but will function as full Directors of ICANN.

Please complete the following questionnaire and send to
aso-board at 
        Name of Nominee
        Email Address
        Postal Address
        Phone number
        Biographical information: (highlighting demonstration of track
                     record of serving Internet community in ARIN's region)
       Motivation for nomination

Nominations may also be made by completing the form at All nominations must be submitted
on or before October 1, 1999 and must be in English.

All nominees will be contacted via email and must explicitly confirm their 
nomination if they are interested in serving as an ICANN Director. If the 
nominee is not contactable via email then the nomination will not be confirmed.

All confirmed nominations will be listed on ARIN's web site  as soon as they are confirmed. 
Those wishing to express support for any individuals who have been
nominated should use ARIN's Support for Nomination form.

The list of nominated individuals and supporting comments made on their 
behalf will be submitted to the Address Council on October 4, 1999.

Thank you for participating in this nomination process.


Kim Hubbard

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