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[council] Call for Nominations for the election of ICANN Board member

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 30 July 2000

 Dear Collegues,

 The Names Council is pleased to announce a call for nomination 
 for the election of one Member of the ICANN Board elected by the DNSO.

 In our effort to reach as many interested parties as possible
 we may unavoidably send you more than one copy. Please accept our
 apology for this.

 The important dates are:
   31 Jul - 21 Aug 2000 (3 weeks): Call for nominations to the ICANN Board
   21 Aug - 11 Sep 2000 (3 weeks): Call for endorsements
   11 Sep - 17 Sep 2000: Names Council vote


 During the next 7 weeks the DNSO will select its ICANN Board Director
 in replacement of Jonathan Cohen, which term expires 30 September 2000.

 The new elected Director will serve for 3 years term.

 With regard to geographic diversity rules, the candidates for 
 election in 2000 shall be citizens from any of 3 regions:
 Africa, Asia-Pacific or North America.

 The DNSO election, including procedures for nomination, acceptance
 and endorsements are described in the attached document (and its annexes),
 which are posted on the website.

 The Names Council and the Secretariat are grateful to the GA-watchdog
 Committee, reconducted since last December, which includes 
 Jonathan Weinberg, Kent Crispin, Javier Rodriguez, Roberto Gaetano 
 and Bradley Thorton. 
 A nomination GA-watchdog will police the nomination and endorsements
 processes to help detect and cure any instances of fraudulent activity 
 in connection with the nomination and endorsement processes. 

 DNSO Secretariat

[ from http://www.dnso.org/elections/2000.DNSO-ICANN-election.html ]


                DNSO election of ICANN Board member in 2000

  *  ICANN Bylaws

     The Bylaws of ICANN request that once a year the DNSO elects its member
     of the ICANN Board and set forth some additional conditions related to
     eligibility and geographic diversity.

          ARTICLE V, Section 9 (b) and (c)

          (b) Prior to October 1 of each year beginning in the year
          2000, each Supporting Organization entitled to select a
          Director (other than an Original Director selected by the
          Supporting Organization under Section 2 of this Article)
          shall (i) make its selection according to the procedures
          specified by Article VI (including Articles VI-A, VI-B, and
          VI-C), and (ii) give the Board and the Secretary of the
          Corporation at least fifteen days written notice of that
          selection. The term of such a Director shall commence on the
          October 1 after the Secretary's receipt of such written

          (c) The regular term of office of a Director shall be three
          (3) years, [...]

          ARTICLE VI, Section 4

          No person shall serve simultaneously as (i) a member of any
          Supporting Organization Council or other body that is
          directly responsible for the selection of Directors by that
          Supporting Organization and (ii) a Director or a member of
          any other Supporting Organization Council. If a member of any
          such Supporting Organization Council or such other body
          accepts a nomination to be considered to serve on the Board,
          such member shall not, following such acceptance, participate
          in any discussion of, or vote by, such Supporting
          Organization Council or other body relating to the selection
          of Directors by such Council or other body.

          ARTICLE VI-B, Section 2 (e)

          (e) The NC shall forward to the Board, from among those
          persons nominated by the GA, its selection(s) for the
          Director(s) to fill any open Board position(s) reserved for
          the DNSO. Any such selection(s) must have the affirmative
          votes of at least one-half (1/2) of all the members of the
          NC. At any given time, no two Directors serving on the Board
          selected by the NC shall be citizens of the same country or
          of countries located in the same Geographic Region.

     Geographic diversity rule applied to year 2000 election

     In 1999 the Names Council selected 3 ICANN Board Directors:

          1) Alejandro Pisanty (Mexico; Latin America/Caribbean Islands
          region) (three year term)
          2) Amadeu Abril I Abril (Catalonia; Europe region) (two year
          3) Jonathan Cohen (Canada; North America region) (one year

     The term of Jonathan Cohen from North America region expires on 30
     September 2000. With regard to geographic diversity rules, the
     candidates for election in 2000 shall be citizens from any of 3

          - Africa region
          - Asia and Pacific region
          - North America region

  *  Procedures for nomination of candidates to the ICANN Board position by
     the General Assembly of the DNSO and a timetable

     On 14 July 2000 the Names Council has resolved that the elections for
     the ICANN Board member in 2000 will take place in August and September
     2000. The Names Council has resolved to use the same procedures for
     nomination, acceptance of nomination and endorsement as the ones used
     for the the election of the Chair to the GA.

            1. Candidates for year 2000 election may be nominated
               between the 31 July and 21 August 2000 (3 weeks).

            2. Any nominee can express his/her acceptance or
               declination from the time he is nominated, until 3 hours
               after closing the nomination period.

            3. In order to be considered for the ICANN Board selection
               a nominee must have the support of, at least, 10 members
               of the General Assembly of the DNSO. The endorsement
               will be received between 21 August and 11 September 2000
               (3 weeks).

     The detailed procedures adapted for the ICANN Board election in 2000
     are in

     A list of nominations, acceptances and their endorsements will be
     permanently updated in

  *  Procedures for vote to be used by the Names Council to select the ICANN
     Board Director and a timetable

     The Names Council has resolved to use a Convention-Style voting
     procedure to select the ICANN Board Director.

     The Names Council vote will take time between 11 and 17 September 2000,
     by e-mail and during a serie of NC teleconferences.

     It is expected that the results will be announced no later than 17
     September 2000. The written notification of the selection result will
     be sent to the ICANN Board and published on the DNSO web site at the
     same date.

     The Convention-Stype procedure for the ICANN Board election in 2000 is
     in http://www.dnso.org/elections/2000.DNSO-ICANN-voting-proc.html.

  *  Full record of votes

     During the Names Council electronic vote between 11 and 17 September
     2000 the public archiving of the council@dnso.org list will be
     temporarily stoped.

     The full record of votes (who voted for whom) will be discosed at the
     end of selection process, after the acceptance of the results by the
     ICANN Board. The council@dnso.org list will be reopen at the same time.


                 Information from:   DNSO Names Council

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