[council] Call for Nominations Template for ICANN Board seat 14 NOW OPEN

GNSO.SECRETARIAT@GNSO.ICANN.ORG gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
Thu Jan 10 15:06:20 UTC 2008

[To: council[at]gnso.icann.org]

Dear Council members,

The call for nominations by members of the GNSO Council for candidates 
to stand for ICANN Board seat 14 has formally opened today, 10 January 
at 00:00 UTC. and will run until 31 January 2008 at 17:00 UTC.

Please refer to:
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - GNSO Council Election for ICANN Board seat 14
January - April 2008

(also copied below in text)

Nomination Template

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Kind regards,



Nomination Template

Nomination of Candidates
Open: Thursday 10 January 2008 at 00:00 UTC
Close: Thursday 31 January 2008 at 17:00 UTC

For other places see world clock

Call for nominations by members of the GNSO Council
In accordance with the ICANN Bylaws
 From Article VI, http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#VI

3. In carrying out their responsibilities to fill Seats 9 through 14,
the Supporting Organizations shall seek to ensure that the ICANN Board
is composed of members that in the aggregate display diversity in
geography, culture, skills, experience, and perspective, by applying the
criteria set forth in Section 3 of this Article. At any given time, no
two Directors selected by a Supporting Organization shall be citizens of
the same country or of countries located in the same Geographic Region.

Bylaws Article VI, section 2.3, requires that "no two Directors selected
by a Supporting Organization shall be citizens of the same country or of
countries located in the same Geographic Region."

Since Bruce Tonkin is a citizen of the Asia/Australia/Pacific region,
and holds  Board seat 13, the GNSO may not select another Director from
that  region.   The GNSO is free to select a citizen of any of the four
other  regions, since each region will continue to have at least one
Director  per region and no region could have more than five as a result
of the GNSO's pending selection.

Nominations should be e-mailed to the following email address:
gnso-nominations at gnso.icann.org

Template for nomination:

1a. Full name of the nominee:
1b. E-mail address of the nominee:
1c. Country of citizenship of nominee
2a. Full name of the nominator:
2b. E-mail address of the nominator:

All nominations must be seconded by another GNSO Council member before
the close of nominations on Monday 3 March 2008 at 17:00 UTC.

Template for seconding a nomination:

1 Full name of nominator whose candidate is being seconded:
2a. Full name of the candidate being seconded:
2b. E-mail address of the candidate being seconded:
3a. Full name of the seconder:
3b. E-mail address of the seconder:

Seconds should be e-mailed to the following email address:

Nominations and Seconding Nominations will be archived at:

Each nomination must be accompanied by a brief description of how the
candidate meets the following selection criteria


ICANN Directors shall be:

Accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence, with
reputations for sound judgement and open minds, and a demonstrated
capacity for thoughtful group decision-making;

Persons with an understanding of ICANN's mission and the potential
impact of ICANN decisions on the global Internet community, and
committed to the success of ICANN;

Persons who will produce the broadest cultural and geographic diversity
on the Board consistent with meeting the other criteria set forth in
this Section;

Persons who, in the aggregate, have personal familiarity with the
operation of gTLD registries and registrars; with ccTLD registries; with
IP address registries; with Internet technical standards and protocols;
with policy-development procedures, legal traditions, and the public
interest; and with the broad range of business, individual, academic,
and non-commercial users of the Internet;

Persons who are willing to serve as volunteers, without compensation
other than the reimbursement of certain expenses; and

Persons who are able to work and communicate in written and spoken English.


1. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no official of a
national government or a multinational entity established by treaty or
other agreement between national governments may serve as a Director. As
used herein, the term "official" means a person (i) who holds an
elective governmental office or (ii) who is employed by such government
or multinational entity and whose primary function with such government
or entity is to develop or influence governmental or public policies.

2. No person who serves in any capacity (including as a liaison) on any
Supporting Organization Council shall simultaneously serve as a Director
or liaison to the Board. If such a person accepts a nomination to be
considered for selection by the Supporting Organization Council to be a
Director, the person shall not, following such nomination, participate
in any discussion of, or vote by, the Supporting Organization Council
relating to the selection of Directors by the Council, until the Council
has selected the full complement of Directors it is responsible for
selecting. In the event that a person serving in any capacity on a
Supporting Organization Council accepts a nomination to be considered
for selection as a Director, the constituency group or other group or
entity that selected the person may select a replacement for purposes of
the Council's selection process.

3. Persons serving in any capacity on the Nominating Committee shall be
ineligible for selection to positions on the Board as provided by
Article VII, Section 8.


In order to ensure broad international representation on the Board, the
selection of Directors by the Nominating Committee and each Supporting
Organization shall comply with all applicable diversity provisions of
these Bylaws or of any Memorandum of Understanding referred to in these
Bylaws concerning the Supporting Organization. One intent of these
diversity provisions is to ensure that at all times each Geographic
Region shall have at least one Director, and at all times no region
shall have more than five Directors on the Board (not including the
President). As used in these Bylaws, each of the following is considered
to be a "Geographic Region": Europe; Asia/Australia/Pacific; Latin
America/Caribbean islands; Africa; and North America. The specific
countries included in each Geographic Region shall be determined by the
Board, and this Section shall be reviewed by the Board from time to time
(but at least every three years) to determine whether any change is
appropriate, taking account of the evolution of the Internet.

Only GNSO Council members may nominate, second and vote for candidates,
although GNSO Council members should consult with their constituencies
with regard to suitable candidates.

Accepting Nominations:

The GNSO Secretariat will confirm the nomination, by sending an e-mail
to the candidate requesting their acceptance.

The GNSO Secretariat shall convey the nomination and the acceptance
thereof to the GNSO Council list.

PLEASE NOTE: If you send a Nomination or Second you will receive an
email from ICANN asking you to confirm that you have sent an email to
gnso-nominations at icann.org. For your Nomination or Second to be valid
you MUST respond to the email requesting confirmation.
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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