[council] Fwd: GNSO NCA selection process

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Jul 24 04:16:57 UTC 2012

This sounds contrary to the discussions when the 
voting/non-voting seats were conceived. As I 
recall, at that time it was presumed that the 
assignments to a particular house or non-house 
would be for one year and a different assignment 
could apply for the next year. Last year when the 
NomCom said they would re-evaluate assignments 
every year, that overall principal was 
maintained. This new proposal locks people into 
the voting or non-voting seats for the life of their appointment.

I think it is probably true that we cannot change 
what this NomCom has done, but perhaps it is time 
to decide what we want to happen, and then 
request that the Bylaws be changed to make it so. 
This changing of the rules every year is really not tenable.


At 23/07/2012 10:45 PM, Stéphane Van Gelder wrote:
>Please see below the response from the NomCom Chair.
>The intent of the NomCom appears to be the 
>selection of voting or non-voting NCAs, but not 
>their assignments. This NomCom therefore intends 
>to select a non-voting NCA as this is the only 
>seat that is rotating this year. It will 
>therefore be once again up to the Council, and 
>both houses, to agree voting NCA assignments.
>I would point out that this runs contrary to my 
>understanding of what the NomCom told us after 
>last year's assignments and that I had expected 
>them to assign all three NCAs every year from 
>now on, regardless of whether they were just renewed or already serving.
>I am happy to chase this up with the NomCom 
>chair if the Council had the same understanding as me and wishes me to.
>Stéphane Van Gelder
>Directeur Général / General manager
>INDOM Group NBT France
>Registry Relations and Strategy Director
>Group NBT
>Début du message réexpédié :
>>De : "Vanda UOL" <<mailto:vanda at uol.com.br>vanda at uol.com.br>
>>Objet : GNSO NCA selection process
>>Date : 23 juillet 2012 23:35:34 HAEC
>>À : <<mailto:stephane.vangelder at indom.com>stephane.vangelder at indom.com>
>>Dear Stephane
>>The general understanding of the NomComm 
>>Committee  2012, and our selection process 
>>followed such understanding, was that this year 
>>the NomComm will selected, and we did so, a 
>>Non-voting member to seat at GNSO Council.
>>  Regarding the time, as soon as the internal 
>> ICANN´s  process with the selected candidates 
>> will finish,  the  nominee to take seat at 
>> GNSO COUNCIL  as a non – voting member will be 
>> announced. We expect to have the process finished at the end of August.
>>The selected person have already been informed 
>>about the nomination and formally accepted the position.
>>  As we had last year, 2013 will select two 
>> voting members for the GNSO Council. It was 
>> the understanding of the committee last year 
>> that NOMCOMM would not choose which seat the 
>> selected candidates would take, only that they were voting seats.
>>Hope  these information are satisfactory for 
>>the Council and I remain at your disposition 
>>for any other additional information you need.
>>Best regards
>>Vanda Scartezini
>>ICANN Nominating Committee Chair - 2012
>>Tel + 5511 3266.6253
>>Mob + 55118181.1464
>>De: Stéphane Van Gelder [mailto:stephane.vangelder at indom.com]
>>Enviada em: sexta-feira, 20 de julho de 2012 12:23
>>Para: Vanda UOL
>>Cc: GNSO Council List
>>Assunto: GNSO NCA selection process
>>Dear Vanda,
>>As Chair of the GNSO Council, I am writing to 
>>you in your capacity as Chair of the NomCom.
>>You will recall that last year, the NomCom 
>>informed us that on on top of selecting the 
>>candidates themselves, the NomCom would now be 
>>selecting which NCA is seated where on the GNSO Council.
>>The Council wishes to confirm what your plans 
>>are in this regard as we are now in the final 
>>preparations for our upcoming Council leadership elections at the 2012 AGM.
>>Could you please let me know what 
>>recommendations or assignments you plan to make 
>>with regards to the GNSO Council NCAs this 
>>year, and when you plan to confirm these to the Council?
>>Stéphane Van Gelder
>>European RrSG representative on the GNSO Council
>>GNSO Council Chair
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