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 10 incumbent, Kuo-Wei Wu, would expire at the conclusion of ICANN Annual General Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2013.

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 2013 appointment as outlined below.

Following an election by the Address Council members and the completion of Due Diligence, Mr Kuo Wei Wu 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        17 August 2012 to 19 October  2012
  • Comment Phase            5 November 2012 – 1 February 2013
  • Interview Phase             5 December 2012 – 1 February 2013
  • Selection Phase             2 February 2013 – 15 February 2013
  • Due Diligence Review 1 March 2013 – 14 June 2013
  • Winner Announced      24 June 2013

Nomination and Interview Phases

During the initial nomination period, five candidates were reviewed and approved for consideration by the ASO AC Qualification Review Committee. The candidates were interviewed by the ASO AC Interview Committee before proceeding to the Selection Phase.

Selection Phase

Following the Interview phase, 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.

One abstention was recorded during the selection process.

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. Comments are publicly archived for future reference.