Posted on Dec 18, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The ASO AC has announced today it has extended its deadline for the nomination period for the selection of seat 10 on the ICANN Board of Directors.

Nominations will close now on Thursday January 7th 2015 at 23:59 UTC

As a consequence of the nomination period extension the new timeline will be as follows

Nomination Phase   Wednesday 30 September 2015 to Thursday 7 January 2016
Comment Phase      Friday 8 January 2016 to Thursday 7 April 2016
Interview phase    Sunday 7 February 2016 to Thursday 7 April 2016
Selection Process  Friday 8 April 2016 to  Friday 29 April 2016
Diligence review   Saturday 30 April 2016 to Monday 13 June 2016
Announcement       Around 13 June 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/