On 1st March 2023, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) issued a call for nominations for candidates from the Internet Numbers Community to run for an open seat on the ICANN NomCom 2024 as delegate of the ASO. Nominations are being accepted until Tuesday, 25 April 2023at 23:59 UTC.
The elected delegate will serve a one-year term starting at the Annual General Meeting ICANN78 in October 2023.
About the NomCom
The Nominating Committee (NomCom) is responsible for appointing a number of seats to the ICANN Board of Directors, the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board, the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), and the Councils of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) and the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).
NomCom delegates act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to the NomCom by the ICANN Bylaws; they do not act in furtherance of the group that appointed them to the NomCom.
Specific criteria and requirements regarding the NomCom composition and NomCom delegates are outlined in Article 8, Sections 8.2 and 8.4 of the ICANN Bylaws (https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en/#article8).
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
As outlined in the ICANN Bylaws article 8.4, delegates to the ICANN Nominating Committee shall be:
- Accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence, with reputations for sound judgment and open minds, and with experience and competence with collegial large group decision-making;
- Persons with a wide contacts, broad experience in the Internet community, and a commitment to the success of ICANN;
- Persons whom the selecting body is confident will consult widely and accept input in carrying out their responsibilities;
- Persons who are neutral and objective, without any fixed personal commitments to particular individuals, organizations, or commercial objectives in carrying out their Nominating Committee responsibilities;
- Persons with an understanding of ICANN’s mission and the potential impact of ICANN’s activities on the broader Internet community who are willing to serve as volunteers, without compensation other than the reimbursement of certain expenses;
- Persons who are able to work and communicate in written and spoken English;
- Familiarity with the ICANN groups to which the NomCom appoints (Board, PTI, ALAC, GNSO and ccNSO);
- An understanding of Non-profit Board Governance;
- Prior experience in executive recruiting and Human Resources is a plus.
Further information on the ICANN Nominating Committee is available at https://www.icann.org/nomcom
Term of Eligibility
- NomCom voting delegates shall serve one-year terms and may serve at most two successive one-year terms, after which at least two years must elapse before the individual is eligible to serve another term.
- Non-voting liaisons shall serve during the term designated by the entity that appoints them. The Chair, the Chair-Elect, and any Associate Chair shall serve as such until the conclusion of the next ICANN annual meeting.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
- Act independently and in the larger public interest and not act as representatives of, nor lobby or advance the interest of any particular Organization, Group or Committee, in particular with respect to the assessment and selection of candidates.
- Engage in outreach, recruitment, and information gathering.
- Read the submitted and gathered information about each candidate under consideration; to participate in both deliberations about individual candidates and construction of slates of candidates that will fulfill the requirements for each of the leadership bodies for which the NomCom selects delegates.
- Participate in NomCom teleconferences.
- Work diligently with NomCom colleagues toward an overall consensus on the best possible group of candidates to be selected.
- Adhere to the ICANN Code of Conduct.
- Provide brief reports to its respective SO/AC on relevant issues considered by the Nominating Committee, as Nominating Committee confidentiality permits.
Time Commitment for the ASO NomCom Representative
The person should be able to join (in person ONLY if it is safe to travel and no travel restrictions are in place) three ICANN meetings (ICANN78, ICANN79, and ICANN80) and an intersessional meeting (location to be decided by NomCom 2024). In case in-person meetings are organized, travel support will be provided by ICANN. The NomCom has a procedure document that provides additional information about the work of the NomCom (https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/nomcom2021-operating-procedures-2021-02-02-en).
The ICANN meetings calendar is available at https://meetings.icann.org/en/calendar
- The delegate should be able to attend monthly teleconferences. Note that the NomCom’s workload usually increases significantly during Mar/Apr/May/June when the candidate assessment process will be at its busiest. Conference calls are held more frequently (typically weekly and the duration of the calls may last up to three hours) during this time as well. Additional time is required to prepare for and participate in subcommittees.
- All NomCom delegates should be able to attend all ICANN Public Meetings and all officially scheduled NomCom committee meetings
- When attending ICANN Public Meetings, attendance at scheduled NomCom meetings is mandatory. In the event of schedule conflicts with other volunteer activities, priority should be given to the NomCom meetings.
No person who is an employee of or paid consultant to ICANN (including the Ombudsman) shall simultaneously serve on the Nominating Committee.
The ICANN community is diverse and the composition of NomCom should reflect this in order to fulfill its mission.
NomCom believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against qualified applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, family care status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local law.
NomCom will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is a NomCom member unless undue hardship would result.
Deadlines and Important Dates
- Announcement of call for nominations for 2024 ICANN NomCom: Wednesday, 1 March 2023
- Reminder call for nominations: Monday, 3 April 2023
- Nomination period ends: Tuesday, 25 April 2023
- Evaluation of nominations by the ASO AC: Wednesday, 3 to Wednesday, 17 May 2023
- Voting period by the ASO AC: Thursday, 18 to Wednesday, 24 May 2023
- Results reported internally to the ASO AC: Thursday 25, May 2023
- Announcement of selected delegate: around Friday, 26 May 2023
Nominations should be sent to secretariat [at] aso [dot] icann [dot] org by 25 April 2023 at 23:59 UTC, along with answers to the following questions (all questions are mandatory).
- Have you read the time commitment for NomCom and are you willing to commit the time required to fulfill this role?
- Have you been part of a Nomination Committee in the past with ICANN or with any other organization?
- Please describe your involvement in your RIR community.
- Please describe your involvement in the ICANN community.
- Please briefly share why do you would like to join NomCom as the ASO-AC appointee.
Additionally, all candidates must provide their background in the Internet industry. A CV is not mandatory but recommended.
Last modified on 05/04/2023