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ASO AC Calls For Nominations for Seat 10 on the ICANN Board of Directors

In line with the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the ICANN Bylaws, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has issued a call for nominations for Seat 10 of the ICANN Board of Directors. The selected candidate will serve for a three-year term, which will begin at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General…


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Input by the NRO Executive Council on the Public Consultation to Determine the Future Structure of the ASO

Proposed Next Steps In January 2018, the NRO Executive Council responded to the 18 resulting recommendations that were issued following the second independent review of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) carried out in 2017 by ITEMS International. The last of these Recommendations was that a public consultation be held in each of the five RIR communities to determine the future…


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ASO AC Appoints Brajesh Jain to the 2019 ICANN Nominating Committee

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is pleased to announce that Mr Brajesh Jain has been appointed as its delegate to the 2019 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). About the NomCom The ICANN NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN’s structure. More information about the…


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NRO EC and ASO AC Joint Response to the 2017 Independent ASO Review Recommendations

8 January 2018 In 2017, the Number Resource Organization (NRO) engaged ITEMS International to conduct the second independent review of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO). The objective of this review was to determine whether the ASO has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, whether any change in structure or operations of the ASO would be desirable to improve its…


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Ricardo Patara Appointed as ASO AC Vice Chair

During the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO) Teleconference, held on 7 February, Ricardo Patara (LACNIC) was appointed as Vice Chair and will serve a one-year term. He joins Kevin Blumberg (ARIN), who was appointed as Vice Chair during the ASO AC’s January Teleconference.


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Candidate Johan Mikael Helsingius Withdraws Nomination for ICANN Board

Johan Mikael “Julf” Helsingius has withdrawn his nomination for the election of the Address Supporting Organization’s (ASO) representative to the ICANN Board of Directors (Seat 9). Three candidates remain: – Kris Seeburn – Ron da Silva – William Michael Cunningham The comment period is open and will close on 18 March 2018. For more information on the elections and remaining…


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ASO Review Consultation 2018

The most recent ASO Review concluded with 18 recommendations, which the NRO has resolved to accept. The first 17 recommendations are well defined and practical, and can be implemented by actions of the NRO Secretariat, or of the ASO Address Council, with respect to administrative procedures, documentation, or in some cases adjustments to agreements which are expected to be non-controversial.…


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Aftab Siddiqui Elected as ASO AC / NRO NC Chair for 2018

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has elected Aftab Siddiqui, the APNIC community representative, as the Chair of the ASO AC / Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) for 2018. The ASO AC Chair elections are held annually in January, and the term is one year. Mr. Siddiqui’s appointment was confirmed during the first ASO AC Teleconference…


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Comment Phase Open for 2018 ICANN Board Seat 9 Elections

In line with the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the ICANN Bylaws, the ASO Address Council (AC) is responsible for the appointment of a representative to serve on Seat 9 of the ICANN Board. Following a call for candidates, the ASO AC is pleased to announce that the following four candidates are standing for election: Johan Mikael “Julf”…


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