[arin-announce] ASO AC Calls For Nominations for Seat 9 on the ICANN Board of Directors

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Tue Sep 15 07:54:47 EDT 2020

The following message is sent on behalf of the Address Supporting 

     In line with the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum
     of Understanding (MoU)[1] and the ICANN Bylaws[2], the Address
     Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has issued a call for
     nominations for Seat 9 of the ICANN Board of Directors:

     The selected candidate will serve for a three-year term, which will
     begin at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Assembly at the
     ICANN 72 Meeting, scheduled from 23-28 October 2021 in Seattle, USA.

     Eligibility Requirements

     All nominated candidates must meet the selection criteria and conflict
     of interest requirements as outlined in Article 7 of the ICANN Bylaws.
     The nominated candidates will undergo a due diligence review by an
     independent ICANN contractor.

     Nomination Process

     Community members are invited to submit nominations by email to
     nominations [at] aso [dot] icann [dot] org by Sunday, 15 November 2020
     at 23:59 UTC.

     Nominations must include the following information:

     - The full name of the person being nominated
     - Contact email address of the person being nominated
     - Contact telephone number of the person being nominated
     - The full name of the person making the nomination
     - Contact email address for the person making the nomination
     - Contact telephone number of the person making the nomination

     Regional Restrictions

     The ICANN Bylaws state that the Directors selected by a Supporting
     Organization (SO) for its assigned Board seat(s) cannot reside in the
     same geographic region (see Section 7.2:c). The current ASO AC
     for Seat 10, Maemura Akinori, resides in the APNIC region.
Therefore, no
     nominations for Seat 9 can be accepted from candidates residing in the
     APNIC region.

     Important Dates

     - Nomination Phase: 15 September 2020 – 15 November 2020
     - Comment Phase: 21 December 2020 – 17 January 2021
     - ICANN Due Diligence for nominated candidates
     - Interview Phase: 25 January 2021 – 30 March 2021
     - Selection Phase (deliberation): 1 – 16 April 2021
     - Selection Phase (voting): 19 – 25 April 2021
     - Announcement of selected candidate: around 30 April 2021

     Further Information

     More information and updated announcements will be added to to the
     dedicated 2021 Seat 9 elections page on the ASO website:

     Detailed procedures for election of individuals to the ICANN Board of
     Directors by the ASO AC can be found in Section 9 of the ASO AC
     Operating Procedures:

     If you have any questions about the elections or the election process,
     please contact secretariat [at] nro [dot] net.

     [1] Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of
Understanding 2019:

     [2] ICANN Bylaws:

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