OPEN CALL: ASO ADDRESS COUNCIL NOMINATIONS
kimh at arin.net
Fri Sep 3 16:50:34 EDT 1999
Call for Nominations for Members of the Address Council
This is a call for nominations of individuals to serve as members of the
Address Council, a body that is to be established under the authority of
the Address Supporting Organization (ASO).
This document describes the functions of the ASO, the Address Council and
the role of the council members, as well as describing the process that
will be followed in the selection of Address Council members. If you are
interesting in nominating an individual, or if you are interested in being
nominated as a member of the Address COuncil, please read through this
1. The Address Supporting Organization
The ASO will be created though a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that
will be executed between the current Regional Internet Registries and
ICANN. The ASO is to be a consensus-based advisory body established within
the ICANN Framework. The ICANN bylaws assign to the ASO the responsibility
for the development of global policies relating to the distribution and
registration of Interent address space, inter-domain routing identifiers
and that part of the DNS name space that is used to name these addresses
Normally, proposals for global policies within the area of ASO
responsibility will be developed within context of the RIRs' policy
development forums, and then forwarded to ICANN through the ASO.
Submissions by interested parties and other ICANN bodies will also be
considered by this organization.
The ASO is also responsible for the appointment of a number of Directors to
ICANN, in accordance with the bylaws of ICANN.
The ASO will conduct its business in an open and transparent fashion.
2. The Address Council
The Address Supporting Organization will create an Address Council to
manage its business functions. Each RIR will select 3 individuals to serve
as members of the Address Council.
The members of the Address Council will manage the process of the
development of policy in areas defined as being the responsibility of the
ASo, using the MoU-defined procedures as a guideline. Specifically, this
will include the periodic hosting of an open General Assembly of the ASO,
as well as the management of policy development activities.
The other major aspect of the role of the Address Council is the
appointment of Directors to the ICANN Board of Directors. The Address
Council will follow the procedures described in the MoU, using an open call
for nominations and an open process of selection.
3. The Role of Members of the Address Council
Each member of the Address Council is expected to serve for a period of 3
years. The initial terms of appointment will be staggered terms of 1, 2 and
3 years to ensure that one third of the Address Council is appointed each year.
No member of the Address Council shall be entitled to any compensation or
reimbursement of expenses from the ASO. No member of the Address Council
shall be imdemnified by the ASO, nor will the ASO obtain insurance coverage
relating to the liability of the actions of members of the Address Council.
Council members shall not represent any RIR, nor shall they act as a
representative of any other body. The Council members are appointed in
their individual capacity, and their membership shall not be proxied by any
other individual or organization.
One of the major tasks for the initial members of the Address Council shall
be the development of appropriate open and transparent processes relating
to the appointment of future members of the Address Council, and the
adoption of procedures for the selection of appointments to the ICANN Board
4. Address Council Nominations Process
Three individuals from the Asia Pacific Region will be selected to serve as
initial members of the Address Council. The selection will be made from the
set of individuals who have been nominated within this process.
Any individual may be nominated within this process, with the exception of
any staff member of any Regional Internet Registry. Self-nominations are
Please complete the following questionnaire and send to
aso-nominations at arin.net:
Name of Nominee
Biographical information: (highlighting demonstration of track
record of serving Internet community in ARIN's region)
Motivation for nomination
All nominations are to be emailed to the above address on or before
September 24, 1999.
All nominees will be contacted via email to confirm their willingness to
serve as an Address Council member. If the nominee is not contactable via
email then the nomination will not be confirmed.
All confirmed nominations will be listed on the APNIC web site as soon as
they are confirmed. A procedure to allow others to express support for
nominated individuals will be published on this web site.
Due to the deadlines imposed by the ICANN Board, for this initial Address
Council, ARIN's Board of Trustees will select three individuals to serve on
the Address Council.
The criteria for selection will include the individual's experience in
serving the Internet community, expressions of support, familiarity with
the intended roles of ICANN and the ASO, and the role of ARIN, residence in
either North or South America, Carribean or sub-Saharan Africa and support
from the individual's employer to the time and resource commitment required
to discharge the duties of this role.
The selected individuals will be announced on the October 4, 1999.
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