Open Call for ICANN Board of Directors
kimh at arin.net
Tue Sep 14 09:18:25 EDT 1999
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ICANN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
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 http://www.icann.org. 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 http://www.arin.net/asoproposal.htm.
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)
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 arin.net:
Name of Nominee
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
http://www.arin.net/aso/icannomform.htm. 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
http://www.arin.net/aso/icannnominees.htm 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.
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