ICANN/DNSO

Nomination Procedures for the Chair of the General Assembly (GA)


November 26th, 1999.

Nomination Procedures for the Chair of the General Assembly (GA)

  1. The nominations period shall take place starting
    Friday November 26, 1999 at 18:00 Central European Time (CET) through
    Friday December 03, 1999 at 18:00 CET (local time in other places)
    
  2. Any member of the GA may make a nomination.
  3. A member of the GA shall be any natural person who at the time of the nomination (or endorsement as set forth below) is:

    • subscribed to the GA-ga or GA-announce lists;
    • subscribed to a working group list; or
    • a Names Council member; or
    • a member of a DNSO Constituency.

    Note: A person with multiple email addresses is only counted once.

  4. Nominations should be emailed to the DNSO Secretariat at the following email address: ga-nominations@dnso.org and use the provided Template for nomination.

    Nominations will be archived at: http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga-nominations/Archives/maillist.html

  5. The nomination should include at least the following information:

    • the name and email address of the nominee,
    • the name and email address of the nominator, and
    • type of GA membership (i.e., GA-ga subscriber, GA-announce subscriber, Working Group subscriber, Names Council member, or DNSO Constituency member).

    Template for nomination:

       1a. Full name of the nominee:
       1b. E-mail address of the nominee:
       2a. Full name of the nominator:
       2b. E-mail address of the nominator:
       2c. Type of GA membership:
           (GA-ga subscriber, GA-announce subscriber, 
           Working Group subscriber, or DNSO Constituency member)
    

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

    If no acceptance is expressed in the period, he/she is thought to have declined.

  7. The acceptance period close on

    Friday December 03, 1999 at 21:00 CET
    

    Acceptances should be emailed to the DNSO Secretariat at the following email address: ga-nominations@dnso.org and use the provided Template for acceptance.

    After the deadline of acceptance, the list of accepted nominees is published http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/1999.DNSO-GAchair.html and the endorsement period begins.

    The acceptance should include at least the following information:

    • the name and email address of the nominee,
    • background information about the nominee, and
    • statement of the nominee's objectives in the role as Chair of the GA (including his or her views of the role of the GA and its relationship with the Names Council and Constituencies of the DNSO).

    Template for acceptance:

       1a. Full name of the nominee:
       1b. E-mail address of the nominee:
       1c. Background information about the nominee:
       1d. Statement of the nominee's objectives
           in the role as Chair of the GA:
           (including his or her views of the role
           of the GA and its relationship with the 
           Names Council and Constituencies of the DNSO)
    

  8. The endorsements period shall take place starting
    Friday December 03, 1999 at 22:00 CET approximately,
           (after the list of accepted nominees is published), through
    Friday December 10, 1999 at 18:00 CET (local time in other places)
    
  9. Any member of the GA may endorse their support for any of the accepted nominees.

  10. Endorsements should be emailed to the DNSO Secretariat at the following email address: ga-endorsements@dnso.org and use the provided Template for endorsement.

    Endorsements will be archived at: http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga-endorsements/Archives/maillist.html

  11. The endorsement should include at least the following information:

    • the name and email address of the endorser; and
    • the name of the accepted nominee he or she wishes to endorse.

    Specific statements of endorsements (i.e., how you know the nominee and why you believe he or she would make a good GA Chair) may also be submitted and are encouraged. Members of the GA may endorse as many accepted nominees as they wish, but may only endorse any given accepted nominee once. While the Names Council will consider the number of endorsements for each accepted nominee as valuable input into the selection process, given the potential for abuse in an online process, such numbers will not be definitive.


    Template for endorsement:

       3a. Full name of the endorser:
       3b. E-mail address of the endorser:
       3c. Full name of the accepted nominee
           you wish to endorse:
           (specific statements of endorsements
           may also be submitted and are encouraged)
    

  12. All accepted nominees that receive 10 or more endorsements by 18:00 CET on December 10, 1999 shall be forwarded to the Names Council for selection.

    On December 10, 1999 at 24:00 CET, a list of the accepted nominees and endorsements will be published at the DNSO website.

  13. A nomination watchdog committee shall be formed to police the nomination process to help detect and cure any instances of fraudulent activity in connection with the nomination process.

    To avoid having a nominee in watchdog committee, its members will be asked to declare that they do not intend to be candidates for the GA Chair.

    The committee shall consists of the authors of the nominations procedures proposals submitted to the GA, which includes Jonathan Weinberg, Kent Crispin, Javier Rodriguez, Roberto Gaetano and Bradley Thorton. In the event that any of the members of this committee are nominated and/or accept a nomination, they shall immediately resign from the committee. Members that are nominated but decline to accept the nomination may return to the committee upon expressly declining their nomination. Any instances of fraudulent nominations or endorsements should be reported to this committee at the following email address: ga-watchdog@dnso.org, with a copy to the Names Council at council@dnso.org. This committee and the Names Council shall have the sole discretion as to how to deal with any such reported activity.

  14. The selection of the General Assembly Chair and an Alternate GA Chair by the Names Council will take place starting
    Friday December 10, 1999 at 24:00 Central European Time (CET) through
    Friday December 17, 1999 at 18:00 CET (local time in other places)
    

    The selected GA Chair and an Alternate GA Chair will be announced no later than Friday December 17, 1999 at 21:00 CET.


Information from:
DNSO Names Council