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Call for Nominations for Representatives to the ASO Address Council - RIPE Region

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This is a call for nominations of individuals from the RIPE region to serve on the ASO Address Council. On 31 December 2003 one RIPE region Address Council seat will become vacant and will be filled for the next three years by an individual nominated through this open call.

This document describes the functions of the ASO and the Address Council, as well as the nomination and selection process. If you are interested in nominating an individual, or if you are interested in submitting a self-nomination, please read this document carefully.

1. The Address Supporting Organisation

The ASO was formed in August 1999 as a consensus-based advisory body within the ICANN framework through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the current Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and ICANN.

The ICANN Bylaws ( assign to the ASO the responsibility for the development of policies relating to the distribution and registration of Internet address space, inter-domain routing identifiers and that part of the DNS name space that is used to name these addresses and identifiers.

More information about the ASO is available at:

2. The Address Council

The ASO Address Council co-ordinates the process of policy development in areas within the responsibility of the ASO, according to procedures defined within the MoU and by the Address Council itself. Specifically, these include the hosting of an annual open General Assembly meeting and attending regular meetings either by teleconference or face-to-face, at which policy issues and submissions may be considered.

The other major responsibility of the Address Council is the appointment of individuals to fill ASO seats on the ICANN Board of Directors, according to procedures defined within the MoU.

More information on the Address Council is available at:

3. The Role of Members of the Address Council

Each member of the Address Council is expected to serve for a period of three years. No member of the Address Council is entitled to any compensation from the ASO. No member of the Address Council can be indemnified by the ASO, nor can the ASO obtain insurance coverage relating to the liability of the actions of members of the Address Council.

Address Council members do not represent any RIR, nor do they act as representatives of any other body. They are appointed in their individual capacity, and their membership cannot be proxied by any other individual or organisation.

4. Address Council Nominations Process

The term of Sabine Jaume who has served as an Address Council member for the past three years will expire on 31 December 2003. One individual from the RIPE region will be selected to serve on the Address Council for a term of three years. The selection will be made through an open election process from the set of individuals who have been nominated.

Any individual may be nominated, with the exception of staff members of any Regional Internet Registry. Self-nominations are permitted.

Nominations should be sent by e-mail to <nominations _at_ ripe _dot_ net> by midnight CET on 2 August 2003.

The information included with a nomination is to be submitted in English and should include:

  • Name of nominee:
  • Country of residence:
  • Organisation:
  • E-mail address:
  • Postal address:
  • Biographical information:
  • Motivation for nomination:
  • Name of nominating individual:
  • Organisation:
  • E-mail address:

All nominees will be contacted via e-mail to confirm their willingness to serve on the Address Council. If a nominee cannot be contacted via e-mail, or does not respond, their nomination will not be confirmed and they will not be eligible for election to the Address Council.

All confirmed nominations will be listed on the RIPE NCC web site after they are confirmed. All nominees will have the opportunity to submit a written statement in support of their nomination for publication on the web site. In addition, others may express support for nominated individuals simply by completing and submitting the nomination form provided above.

5. Address Council Selection Process

The process for the selection of a nominee to serve on the Address Council will involve an open election. The election process will be held during the plenary session of the RIPE 46 Meeting, 1 - 5 September 2002, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. See the following URL for details about the selection procedure:

Important Dates:

2 August 2003 - deadline for Address Council nominations

12 August 2003 - deadline to post list of nominees on the RIPE NCC web site

1 - 5 September 2003 - RIPE 46 Meeting, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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