17 August 2012

ASO AC Call for Nominations for Seat 10 on the ICANN Board

Consistent with the ASO Memorandum of Understanding and ICANN Bylaws Article VI Section 8.1.e and 8.4, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) calls for nominations for Seat Number 10 on the ICANN Board.

The ASO AC will announce the full timeline for the selection process after its September meeting.

For ongoing information and notices about the selection process please visit:

http://aso.icann.org/people/icann-board-elections/2013-elections

According to ASO AC Operating Procedures, the nomination period will be open for at least 60 calendar days. Based on this, the nomination period will close at 23:59 UTC on 19 October 2012, pending ASO AC ratification of the selection process timeline.

All candidates must sign a Letter of Certification detailing previous conduct and character. The ASO Secretariat will send this letter to each applicant along with instructions on what to do next. The ASO AC is unable to consider candidates who fail to follow these instructions.

Additionally, the elected candidate will be subject to an independent due diligence review conducted by an ICANN provided contractor (election procedures section 7.4.9). This review is similar to those performed with all ICANN Board selected candidates.

Announcement of the winner will follow the successful review report. The ASO AC election procedures are found in Section 7 of the ASO AC Operating Procedures and are available on the ASO website at:

http://aso.icann.org/documents/operating-procedures-aso-ac

Article VI of the ICANN Bylaws states that: “At any given time, no two Directors selected by a Supporting Organization shall be citizens from the same country or of countries located in the same Geographic Region.” The ASO AC selection for Seat 9 of the ICANN Board of Directors resides in the ARIN region, so nominees for Seat 10 cannot come from that region.

Submit nominations by email to nominations2012@aso.icann.org including the following information:

– 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
– 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

Regards,
ASO Secretariat

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