Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Consistent with the ASO Memorandum of Understanding and ICANN Bylaws, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) calls for nominations for Seat Number 10 on the ICANN Board of Directors.

Nominations will close at 23:59 UTC on Sunday, 13 December 2015.

The time frame for the selection process is as follows:

– Nomination Phase – 30 September 2015 to 13 December 2015
– Comment Phase – 14 December 2015 to 13 March 2016
– Interview Phase – 13 January 2016 to 13 March 2016
– Selection Process – 14 March 2016 to 4 April 2016
– Due Diligence Review – 5 April 2016 to 20 May 2016
– Announcement – Around 21 May 2016

The ICANN Bylaws state that no two directors selected by a Supporting Organization can come from the same Geographic Region. Because the ASO AC selection for Seat 9 is from the ARIN region, nominees for Seat 10 cannot also come from this region.

All candidates must sign a Letter of Certification declaring that they are of good character. The selected candidate will undergo an independent due diligence review by an ICANN contractor, and announcement of the candidate will follow once this review has been successfully completed.

Community members are invited to submit nominations by email to nominations2016 [at] aso [dot] icann [dot] org, including the following information:

– The full name of the person being nominated
– Contact email address for the person being nominated
– Contact telephone number (if available) 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

The election procedures are found in Section 7 of the ASO AC Operating Procedures, which are available at:

https://aso.icann.org/documents/operational-documents/operating-procedures-aso-ac/

For further information and ongoing notices about the selection process, please visit:

https://aso.icann.org/aso-icann/icann-board-elections/2016-elections/