Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Address Supporting Organization Address Council’s (ASO AC) call for nominations for Seat 9 on the ICANN Board will close at 23:59 UTC on Sunday, 17 December 2017.

Nomination Process
Community members are invited to submit nominations by email to nominations [at] aso [dot] icann [dot] org by Sunday,17 December 2017 at 23:59 UTC. Nominations must include 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

Election Procedures
Procedures for election of individuals to the ICANN Board of Directors by the ASO AC can be found in section 9 of the ASO Operating Procedures.

Regional Restrictions
The ICANN Bylaws state “no two Directors selected by a Supporting Organization shall be citizens from the same country or of countries located in the same Geographic Region.” (see section 7.2:c). The current ASO AC selection for Seat 10, Akinori Maemura, resides in the APNIC region. Therefore, no nominations for Seat 9 will be accepted from candidates residing in the APNIC region.

Eligibility Requirements
All nominated candidates must meet the selection criteria and conflict of interest requirements as outlined in Article 7 of the ICANN Bylaws. 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.

Important Dates

  • Nomination Phase: 2 October 2017 – 17 December 2017
  • Comment Phase: 18 December 2017 – 18 March 2018
  • Interview Phase: 17 January 2018 – 18 March 2018
  • Selection Phase: 19 March 2018 – 18 April 2018
  • Due Diligence Review: 19 April 2018 – 17 May 2018
  • Announcement: Around 19 May 2018

All phases will conclude at 23:59 UTC on the date specified.

Further Information
For further information and updated announcements on the election process, please see the 2017 ICANN Board Election page.

If you have any questions about the elections or the election process, please contact secretariat [at] nro [dot] net.