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Call for Nominations for Representatives to the ASO Address Council - RIPE region - now closed

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The call for nominations of individuals from the RIPE region to serve on the ASO Address Council is now closed. During October 2001, 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.

Nominated Representative: Hans Petter Holen

This document describes the functions of the ASO and the Address Council, as well as the nomination and selection processes.

1. The Address Supporting Organisation

The ASO was formed in August 1999 as a consensus-based advisory body within the ICANN Framework, though a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the current Regional Internet Registries and ICANN. The ICANN Bylaws ( assign to the ASO the responsibility for the development of global 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 AC itself. Specifically, these include the hosting of an annual open General Assembly meeting, and attending regular meetings by teleconference or in person 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

Members of the Address Council 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.

No member of the Address Council is entitled to any compensation from the ASO. No member 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.

4. Address Council Nominations Process

Through this nomination process, one individual from the RIPE region will be selected to serve on the Address Council for three years, replacing Hans Petter Holen who has served as an initial AC member for the past 2 years. The selection will be made though an open election from the set of individuals who have been nominated within this process. Any individual may be nominated, with the exception of any staff member of any Regional Internet Registry. Self-nominations are permitted. All confirmed nominations will be listed on the RIPE 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 selection of the nominee to serve on the Address Council will involve an open election to be held during the plenary session of the RIPE 40 Meeting, in Prague, Czech Republic, on 5 October 2001. See the following URL for details about the selection procedure: More information about RIPE 40 is available at:

Important Dates:

5 October 2001 - Election of ASO Address Council representative (RIPE region)