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Fwd: Open Call for ICANN Board of Directors

  • From: Kim Hubbard
  • Date: Tue Sep 14 11:00:13 1999

I apologize for the non-operational mail but I wanted to get this out to as many people as possible.  We are also holding elections for the Address Council of the ASO if you're interested.  Info is available at


>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
>[email protected]:

>        Name of Nominee
>        Organization
>        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