[council] council chair election

WUKnoben wolf-ulrich.knoben at t-online.de
Fri Oct 30 11:26:12 UTC 2015

Marika and all,

thanks for the information.

with regards to the timing of the election/nomination process in general some questions/assumptions arise:
1. the “new” council is usually electing the chair
2. it is therefore assumed that the “new” council members should be able to engage in the election/nomination process as far as possible
3. Q: Is there a deadline (counted in days prior to the election) for the constituencies to nominate their council members? Does this allow to engage in the nomination period?
4. Acc. to the 2015 timetable house candidate nominations were requested by 25 Sep. This is exactly the date when the NomCom announced the new NCAs: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-25-en. That means NCAs were excluded from the nomination process (active and passive) due to timing.

Maybe others have additional questions. It seems worth to dig into it with more diligence. Maybe the council should have a discussion about at the next meeting and – if deemed useful – could task the SCI to come back with recommendations.

Best regards


From: Marika Konings 
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:18 PM
To: WUKnoben ; GNSO Council List 
Subject: Re: [council] council chair election

Thanks Wolf-Ulrich for your feedback. Maybe I can turn the question around and share with you the original timeline for the election which was approved by the GNSO Council following review and discussion (see Proposed time table for Election of the GNSO Council Chair)? It may be helpful for everyone to review and provide feedback in hindsight whether the timing should have been different factoring in some of the elements you outline below so it can help inform future election time lines?

Best regards,


From: <owner-council at gnso.icann.org> on behalf of WUKnoben <wolf-ulrich.knoben at t-online.de>
Reply-To: WUKnoben <wolf-ulrich.knoben at t-online.de>
Date: Thursday 29 October 2015 14:00
To: GNSO Council List <council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: [council] council chair election

Hi Marika and Glen,

as discussed during the (new) council development session in Dublin communication between the parties involved in the council chair election process is essential. I tried to shed some light on this and would like to ask for your assistance.

Parties involved:
  a.. houses: CPH, NCPH; nominate each 1 chair candidate + 1 vice chair
  b.. SGs: RySG, RrSG, CSG, NCSG
  d.. council members, selected by their respective SG, C; vote
  e.. NCAs: selected by NomCom; 2 vote, 1 non voting
times to be taken into consideration:
  a.. designation of new council NCAs by NomCom
  b.. designation of new council members by SGs/Cs
  c.. nomination of chair candidates by houses
Only when this has been achieved the various communication channels deemed to be needed can be activated:
  a.. chair candidates to SGs/Cs from both houses
  b.. chair candidates to NCAs
  c.. SGs/Cs internal and between each other inside the house
  d.. SGs/Cs between houses
  e.. SGs/Cs to NCAs
  1.. check whether this is useful and complete
  2.. provide timeline relative to the election
Thanks and best regards


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