2021 ICANN Board of Directors Seat 9 Elections

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 9 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 Assembly at ICANN 72 Meeting, scheduled from 23-28 October 2021 in Seattle, USA

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 nominated candidates will undergo a due diligence review by an independent ICANN contractor.

Nomination Process

Community members are invited to submit nominations by email to nominations [at] aso [dot] icann [dot] org by Sunday, 15 November 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Nominations must include the following information:

  • The full name of the person being nominated.
  • Contact email address of the person being nominated.
  • Contact telephone number 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.

Regional Restrictions

The ICANN Bylaws state that the Directors selected by a Supporting Organization (SO) for its assigned Board seat(s) cannot reside in the same geographic region (see Section 7.2:c). The current ASO AC selection for Seat 10, Maemura Akinori, resides in the APNIC region. Therefore, no nominations for Seat 9 can be accepted from candidates residing in the APNIC region.

Important Dates

  • Nomination Phase: 15 September 2020  – 15 November 2020
  • Comment Phase: 21 December 2020 – 17 January 2021
  • ICANN Due Diligence for nominated candidates
  • Interview Phase: 25 January 2021 – 30 March 2021
  • Selection Phase (deliberation): 1 – 16 April 2021
  • Selection Phase (voting): 19 – 25 April 2021
  • Announcement of selected candidate: around 30 April 2021

Further Information

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

Last modified on 15/09/2020