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[announce] Call for Nominations to elect an ICANN Board Director



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17 July 2000

Dear DNSO Members,

The Names Council is pleased to announce a call for nomination
to elect an ICANN Board Director 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 process to elect an ICANN Board Director is comprised of two parts:
   1. Nomination and endorsements of candidates to the ICANN Board 
      position by the General Assembly of the DNSO    
   2. Vote by the Names Council to select the ICANN Board Director 
 
The first part lasts 6 weeks: 
   a. 3 weeks for nominations (and acceptances), 
      17 July to 7 August 2001 
   b. 3 weeks for endorsements, 
      7 August to 28 August 2001 
The second part last few days. 
 
Please watch carrefully deadlines, the reference time is given in UTC 
(Universal Coordinated Time), for all other places see 
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Summary:

During the next weeks the DNSO will select its ICANN Board Director
in replacement of Amadeu Abril i Abril, which term expires 30 September 2001.

The new elected Director will serve for 3 years term.

With regard to geographic diversity rules, the candidates for
election in 2001 shall be citizens from any of 3 regions:
Africa, Asia-Pacific or Europe.

The ICANN Board Director election by the DNSO is described in the
attached main document (and its annexes), which are posted on the website:
   1. Main document: Description of the election process in 2001
      http://www.dnso.org/elections/2001.DNSO-ICANN-election.html
   2. Procedure for nominations, acceptances and endorsements by the GA,
      and calendar for 2001:
      http://www.dnso.org/elections/2001.DNSO-ICANN-nomination-proc.html
   3. A list of nominations, acceptances and their endorsements 
      will be updated daily at:
      http://www.dnso.org/elections/2001.DNSO-ICANN-nominees.html 
   4. The NC voting procedure:
      http://www.dnso.org/elections/2001.DNSO-ICANN-voting-proc.html

The Names Council and the Secretariat are grateful to the GA Watchdog
Committee, which in 2001 includes Roberto Gaetano, Harald Alvestrand,
Kent Crispin, Dany Vandromme, Alexander Svensson and Izumi Aizu.
The GA Watchdog Committee 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

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[ cf. http://www.dnso.org/elections/2001.DNSO-ICANN-election.html ]

ICANN/DNSO

                 DNSO election of ICANN Board member in 2001

   * 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
          2001, 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
          notice.

          (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 2001 election

     The current ICANN Board comprises three Directors elected by the DNSO:
       1. Alejandro Pisanty (Mexico; Latin America/Caribbean Islands region)
          (three year term, expires 2002)
       2. Amadeu Abril I Abril (Spain; Europe region) (two year term,
          expires 2001)
       3. Jonathan Cohen (Canada; North America region) (three years term,
          expires 2003)

     The tenure of Amadeu Abril I Abril from Europe region ends on 30
     September 2001. With regard to geographic diversity rules, the
     candidates for election in 2001 shall be citizens from any of 3
     regions:

          - Africa region
          - Asia and Pacific region
          - Europe region

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

     On 2 June 2001 in Stockholm the NC has resolved that the next ICANN
     Board director election will take place in September 2001.

          11. DNSO Board election.

          Amadeu Abril i Abril's tenure ends in September. The NC is urged
          to propose candidates for the election which will take place in
          September with a view to the new member being in place for October.
          The Secretariat will make the formal call.

     The Names Council has resolved to use the same procedures for
     nomination, acceptance of nomination and endorsement as the ones used
     last year.

     The Secretariat has determined the following calendar for nominations:
       1. Candidates for year 2001 election may be nominated between the 17
          July and 7 August 2001 (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 7
          August and 28 August 2001 (3 weeks).

     The detailed nomination procedures adapted for the ICANN Board election
     in 2001 are in
     http://www.dnso.org/elections/2001.DNSO-ICANN-nomination-proc.html.

     A list of nominations, acceptances and their endorsements will be
     permanently updated in
     http://www.dnso.org/elections/2001.DNSO-ICANN-nominees.html.

   * 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 29 August and 15
     September 2001, by e-mail and during a serie of NC teleconferences.

     It is expected that the results will be announced no later than 16
     September 2001. 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 2001 is
     in http://www.dnso.org/elections/2001.DNSO-ICANN-voting-proc.html.

   * Full record of votes

     During the Names Council electronic vote between 29 August and 15
     September 2001 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.

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