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ASO AC Teleconferences Open for Observers

In line with the ASO Review 2017 “Recommendation #15: “ASO AC meetings should be open to the public, except for discussions regarding the selection of individuals for ICANN roles.”, starting on Wednesday October 2nd 2019, all ASO AC teleconferences will be open for observers. However, please note that observers won’t be able to participate during the meeting by speaking or…


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ASO AC Appoints Pankaj Chaturvedi to the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee

ASO AC Appoints Pankaj Chaturvedi to the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) is pleased to announce that Pankaj Chaturvedi has been appointed as its delegate to the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Mr Chaturvedi is an active participant in the APNIC community. His one year term will begin during the ICANN 66 Meeting…


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Run Off Procedure Implemented for ASO AC ICANN NomCom Representative Selection

Due to a tied eVote, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has implemented the Run Off procedure in order to enable it to select a representative to serve on the ICANN Nominating Committee. The Run Off procedure is described in section 7.4.4 of the ASO AC Operating Procedures. New Timeline  Start of Run Off eVote: 23 August 2019 End of…


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Deadline Extended: ASO AC Call for Nominations for the ASO Representative on ICANN NomCom

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has extended the deadline for nominations for the ASO Representative on the ICANN NomCom. New Deadlines and Important Dates —————————— The ASO AC will be responsible for the selection of the delegate based on the following timeline: Nomination period ends: 9 August 2019 Evaluation of nominations by the ASO AC: 9 –…


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Statement on Role and Responsibilities of the NRO NC / ASO AC

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) was established by the NRO Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed in 2003 and 2004 by the RIRs, which also defines the NRO Number Council (NRO-NC). The Address Supporting Organization (ASO) was established by the ASO MoU, signed in 2004 by the NRO and ICANN, under which the NRO-NC serves as the ASO Address Council (ASO-AC). The ASO MoU also defines…


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New ASO AC Mailing Lists

In line with the ASO Review 2017 “Recommendation #16: For its internal communications, and for most matters related to the operations of the ASO, the ASO should favour the use of a publicly archived mailing list. In exceptional circumstances, for issues (e.g. Board appointments) that cannot be discussed in public, a non-publicly archived list should be used“, a new publicly…


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Nomination Call for ASO Representative to 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee

ICANN’s Nominating Committee (NomCom) is responsible for the selection of eight ICANN Board Members, two directors of the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) and for other selections as are set forth in the Bylaws (see Article 8, Section 8.1). The NomCom is also charged with appointing some members of the ALAC, ccNSO Council and the GNSO Council. The NomCom complements the…


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ASO AC Activities During ICANN 64

The ASO AC held its monthly meeting on 11 March 2019, during the ICANN 64 Meeting in Kobe, Japan. Observers were welcome and those AC members not present in Kobe were able to dial in. The session recording and transcripts can be found here. The minutes from this meeting can be found here. The ASO AC also organized a well-attended…


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2018/19 ICANN Board Seat 10 Elections: Comment Phase Over

The comment phase of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) ICANN Board Seat 10 Elections ended at 23.59 UTC on 15 January 2019. All comments received by the deadline can be viewed on each candidate’s page: Dmitry Burkov  Akinori Maemura Andile Ngcaba– Candidacy withdrawn on 18 February 2019.  As per the timeline, the Interview phase will be begin on 1…


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