[council] Call for Nominations for the election of ICANN Board member
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30 July 2000
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.
[ 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
The detailed procedures adapted for the ICANN Board election in 2000
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
The Convention-Stype procedure for the ICANN Board election in 2000 is
* Full record of votes
During the Names Council electronic vote between 11 and 17 September
2000 the public archiving of the firstname.lastname@example.org list will be
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 email@example.com list will be reopen at the same time.
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