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[ripe-list] ASO AC Calls For Nominations for Seat 9 on the ICANN Board of Directors

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Antony Gollan

2020-09-15 14:23:43 CET

RIPE NCC staff member

This message is sent on behalf of the Number Resource Organization (NRO).


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In line with the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum 
of Understanding (MoU)[1] and the ICANN Bylaws[2], the Address 
Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has issued a call for 
nominations for Seat 9 of the ICANN Board of Directors:
https://aso.icann.org/icann-board/icann-board-elections/2021-icann-board-of-directors-seat-9-elections/

The selected candidate will serve for a three-year term, which will 
begin at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Assembly at the 
ICANN 72 Meeting, scheduled from 23-28 October 2021 in Seattle, USA.

Eligibility Requirements
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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
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Community members are invited to submit nominations by email to 
<nominations _at_ aso.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
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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
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- 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
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More information and updated announcements will be added to to the 
dedicated 2021 Seat 9 elections page on the ASO website:
https://aso.icann.org/icann-board/icann-board-elections/2021-icann-board-of-directors-seat-9-elections/

Detailed procedures for election of individuals to the ICANN Board of 
Directors by the ASO AC can be found in Section 9 of the ASO AC 
Operating Procedures:
https://aso.icann.org/documents/operational-documents/aso-ac-icann-board-selection-procedures/

If you have any questions about the elections or the election process, 
please contact <secretariat _at_ nro _dot_ net>.

[1] Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding 2019:
https://aso.icann.org/documents/memorandums-of-understanding/

[2] ICANN Bylaws:
https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en

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Regards

Antony Gollan
Senior Communications Officer
RIPE NCC