Call for Nominations for the election of ICANN Board members
September 17th, 1999.
Call for Nominations for the election of Members of the ICANN Board elected by the DNSO
The Bylaws of ICANN request that the DNSO elects three members of the ICANN Board.
The Names Council has resolved that the first elections for such Members of the Board will take place between the 9th and the 16th of October, 1999. Candidates for this election may be nominated between the 17th of September 1999 and the 8th of October 1999.
The Names Council will elect three members of the ICANN Board. One of them will serve for a period of three years, a second one for a period of two years and the third one for a period of one years. Afterwards one Member of the Board will be elected every year to replace the member whose term has expired.
The Bylaws require that candidates for the position of Board Member must be nominated by the General Assembly of the DNSO.
The Names Council has resolved that a candidate, in order to be nominated must have the support of, at least, 10 members of the General Assembly. For this purpose, anybody who is subscribed to the General Assembly mailing list, the Announce mailing list or the list of one of the Constituencies of the DNSO is considered a member of the General Assembly. As the Annouce and General Assembly list are open, anybody wishing to participate in the nomination process may subscribe to one of these lists and be considered a member of the General Assembly.
ICANN has indicated its desire to change the Bylaws to make the office of Member of the ICANN Board incompatible with the the office of Member of the DNSO Names Council (the proposed amendments can be found at http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws-changes-16sept99.htm). As this is not yet official, Members of the Names Council who wish to be considered as candidates will be requested to state (just for information of the voters) if they will resign from the Names Council if they are elected to the ICANN Board.
According to the proposed Bylaws amendments it is anticipated that a Names Council Member cannot vote or otherwise participate in an election for ICANN Director in which that member is also a nominated candidate.
In order to be considered as a candidate, the nominee, besides having the support of ten members of the General Assembly, will be asked via email to personally accept the nomination. If the nominee cannot be contacted via email then the nomination will not be considered.
The acceptance of the Nomination must include:
Any statement of acceptance that does not include all the items stated above will be consider invalid.
Nominations and statements of support for a nominee must include:
Any nomination or statement of support for nomination that does not include these items will be cosidered invalid.
Nominations, statements of support for a nomination and statements of acceptance must be send by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org between the 17th of September 1999 and the 8th of October 1999 (18:00 CET, see http://www.dnso.org/timeworld.html for local time in other places). All nominations, statements of support for nomination and statements of acceptance will be published in the www.dnso.org website. Any mail regarding nominations sent to any other e-mail address will not be considered.
The election mechanism to be used by the Names Council to elect the ICANN Board members will be posted in the DNSO website no later than September 24th.