The ICANN Bylaws, Article VI, Section 2, Paragraph 1b, provide for the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) to select members to the ICANN Board of Directors. The term of the Seat 9 incumbent, Raymond Alan Plzak, would expire in June 2012.
In accordance with the Address Council responsibilities outlined in Section 3.b.3 of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) MoU and Section 7 of the ASO AC Operating Procedures (ASO AC OP), the Council completed its selection procedures for the 2012 appointment as outlined below.
Following an election by the Address Council members and the completion of Due Diligence, Raymond Alan Plzak was returned for a further three-year term on the ICANN Board.
See the Structure of the ICANN Board of Directors for more information about qualification, representation, conflict of interest, duties and terms.
Board Selection Schedule
The time-frame for the selection process was as follows:
- Nomination Phase 1 November 2011 to 16 January 2012
- Comment Phase 17 January 2012 – 19 April 2012
- Interview Phase 20 February 2012 – 26 April 2012
- Selection Phase 27 April 2012 -18 May 2012
- Due Diligence Review 21 May 2012 – 15 June 2012
- Winner Announced 18 June 2012 (or earlier based on completion date of due diligence review)
Nomination and Interview Phases
During the initial nomination period, four candidates were reviewed and approved for consideration by the ASO AC Qualification Review Committee. Four candidates were interviewed by the ASO AC Interview Committee via teleconference, before a short list of three candidates were selected for further interview.
Following a second round of interviews, the 15 members of the ASO AC selected a preferred candidate via an electronic vote. In accordance with Section 7.4.10. of the ASO AC Operating Procedures, the total number of votes that each candidate received is recorded below.
Raymond Alan Plzak: 10 votes
Martin J. Levy: 5 votes
William Manning: 0 votes
Call for Comments
To aid them in making their final selection, the ASO AC members requested public comments and statements of support for the candidates. The public comments and a short biography for each candidate, are preserved below for archival purposes.