[council] RE: ICANN Board

Jonathan Robinson jrobinson at afilias.info
Sat Nov 16 20:30:40 UTC 2013

Dear Wolfgang,

Congratulations on this significant achievement!

Wishing you well with the new role and looking forward to working with you
in your new role.

Best wishes,


-----Original Message-----
From: "Kleinwächter, Wolfgang"
[mailto:wolfgang.kleinwaechter at medienkomm.uni-halle.de] 
Sent: 15 November 2013 19:20
To: jrobinson at afilias.info; council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: ICANN Board

Dear Jonathan and dear GNSO Council members,

as it was announced today, I was selected by the NomCom to fill the vacant
position in the ICANN Board after Judiths resignation. This is just a one
year term. 

I was recently elected by the NCSG for another two year term in the GNSO
Council. And as you know, I feel fully dedicated to the GNSO work. 

When the NomCom approached me after the NCSG elections I had to think about
what to do. I came to the conclusion that a position in the ICANN Board -
even if it is for just one year - offers special opportunities to contribute
to ICANNs progress and success in difficult times. So I accpeted the

You can be ensured that I will bring experiences and arguments - which I got
in my two years in the GNSO Council - to the ICANN Board, even if I have to
work as an ICANN director - according to the ICANN Bylaws - for the benefit
of ICANN as a whole. I do not see here any contradiction.  

I understand that this will create a vacancy within the GNSO Council which
has to be filled by the  NCSG. I am convinced that NCSG will find a
procedure to fill this gap as quick as possible. 

At this stage I can only say that I will continue to remain engaged with
regard to GNSO issues. Feel free to contact me if you need a liaison to the
Board at any time. 

Finally I want to thank our Chair, Jonathan, all council members and in
particular Glen and the great ICANN (GNSO) Staff for the very cooperative
spirit I experienced in the past two years as council member. I enjoyed it
very much and I will miss your community.  

Thanks for all your suppport


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