OPEN CALL for ASO Address Council Nominations from ARIN Region

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Wed Jul 24 14:05:36 EDT 2002

OPEN CALL for ASO Address Council Nominations from ARIN Region

This is an open call for nominations from the ARIN region to fill one seat
on the ASO Address Council that becomes vacant with the expiration of Cathy
Wittbrodt's term on December 31, 2002. The elected representative must be
willing to serve a three (3) year term beginning January 1, 2003. If you are
interested in nominating an individual or if you are interested in being
nominated as a member of the Address Council, please carefully read the document
below which describes the functions of the ASO, the Address Council and the role
of the council members.

Please visit to submit your
nominations or submit the information outlined below to aso-nominations at
Nominations will be accepted until 23:59 EDT September 30, 2002.

Questions regarding this nomination process may be directed to
memsvcs at


ARIN Member Services

1. The Address Supporting Organization

The ASO was created through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was
executed on October 18, 1999 between the current Regional Internet
Registries (RIRs) and ICANN
The ASO is 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 Internet
address space, interdomain routing identifiers, and the part of the DNS
name space that is used to name these addresses and identifiers.

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 responsible for the
appointment of three (3) Directors to ICANN, in accordance with ICANN's

The ASO conducts its business in an open and transparent fashion.

 2. The Address Council

The Address Council is responsible for managing the business functions of
the ASO. Each RIR selects three (3) individuals to serve as members of the
Address Council.

Using the MoU-defined procedures as a guideline, Address Council members
manage the policy development process in the areas where the ASO is
responsible. Specifically, this includes the periodic hosting of an open
General Assembly of the ASO, as well as the management of policy
development activities.

The other major role of the Address Council is the appointment of
Directors to the ICANN Board of Directors. The Address Council follows 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

Members of the Address Council will not receive any compensation or
reimbursement of expenses from the ASO. They will not be indemnified 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 will not represent any RIR, nor 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.

Upon request, ARIN will pay ASO AC meeting travel expenses for the three
representatives it votes onto the Address Council.

4. Address Council Nominations Process

Any individual may be nominated within this process, with the exception of
staff members of any Regional Internet Registries. Self-nominations are
permitted. Please visit
to submit your nominations or send the required information to
aso-nominations at The following information is required:

       	Name of nominee:

	Country of residence:

	Organization name:

        E-mail address:

       	Postal address:

       	Phone number:

        Biographical information: (highlight track record of
		serving Internet community in ARIN's region)

       	Motivation for nomination: (Please list reasons why you think this
		person will be a good representative of the ARIN community)

	Name of nominating individual:


	E-mail address:

All nominees will be contacted via e-mail to confirm their willingness to
serve as an Address Council member. If the nominee is not reachable via
e-mail then the nomination will not be confirmed.

All confirmed nominations will be listed on the ARIN website with
biographical information. A procedure to allow others to express support
for nominated individuals will be published on this website.

5.  Selection Process and Time Schedule:
September 30, 2002 (23:59 EDT): Deadline for submission of nominations

October 10, 2002:  Website posting of all confirmed nominees

October 23, 2002 (09:00 EST):  On-line voting available for eligible ARIN

October 29 and 30, 2002:  On-site voting available at specified times for
all attendees of the NANOG and ARIN meetings. Only RIR staff and those
ARIN members who previously voted on-line are ineligible to vote.

October 30, 2002 (17:00 EST):  On-line voting booth closes

October 31, 2002:The winner of the election will be announced during
the ARIN X  Public Policy meeting.


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