ICANN/DNSO

DNSO election of a Chair and an Alternate Chair to the General Assembly, Mar-Apr 2001

16 March 2001

  1. The ICANN Bylaws http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm, Article VI-B, Section 2 (i) states that the Names Council shall elect the Chairman of the GA annually.

  2. On 26th of February http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20010226.NCtelecon-minutes.html (not yet published, will be available shortly), the Names Council has decided to invite the GA to manage an election process to select a nominee for appointment by the NC to the position of Chair of the GA.

    The NC decided to proceed the election as last year, without changing the Bylaws, and requested the Secretariat to determine dates and move process forward.

  3. The Secretariat determined with Roberto Gaetano and Harald Alvestrand, the DNSO GA Chairs, and Philip Sheppard, NC Chair, that the 2001 election will take place between 2nd March and 10 April 2001, with the following agenda:

    • Friday, 02 Mar - Remider about voting roster, two weeks to register
    • Friday, 16 Mar - Call for nominations issued
    • Friday, 23 Mar - Call for endorsements issued
    • Friday, 30 Mar - List of candidates closes
    • Saturday, 31 Mar - Vote of the GA voting registry initiated
    • Saturday, 07 Apr - Vote of the GA voting registry closes
    • Sunday, 08 Apr - Results calculated
    • Tuesday, 10 Apr - NC elects the Chair and Alternate from the candidates ranked by the GA vote

    All nominations, acceptances and endorsements will be provided in the sections below.

  4. A nomination watchdog committee has been formed to police the nomination process to help detect and cure any instances of fraudulent activity in connection with the nomination process.

    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.

    Watchdog Committee list archive in http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga-watchdog/Arc00/

    The members to the Watchdog Committee in 2001 election are:

  5. Nomination of candidates for election to the Chair of the General Assembly,
    open Friday 16 March 2001, 17:00 UTC, 18:00 CET (Paris),
    close Friday 23 March 2001, 17:00 UTC, 18:00 CET (Paris)

    The acceptance period close on Friday 23 March 2001 at 20:00 UTC, 21:00 CET (Paris)

    (For local time in other places see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/)

    • Nominations must be sent by e-mail to ga-nominations@dnso.org.

      Please use a 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,
              GA-voting registry, Working Group subscriber,
              or DNSO Constituency member)
      

      Each nominee will be requested for acceptance statement by the Secretariat.

    • Acceptances must be sent by e-mail to ga-nominations@dnso.org.

      Please use a 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)
      
    • Archives of nominations and acceptances received:

      http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga-nominations/Arc01

      On 23 March 2001 at 21:15 Paris time, the ga-nominations list was closed.


    Nominees who accepted their nomination for the Chair of the General Assembly (GA) (date of reception at the dnso.org, CET, Paris)

    No answer received until 21:15 CET, when the ga-nominations list was closed:

    • 2001/03/22 Greg Burton, nominated for the first time by Harald Alvestrand
    • 2001/03/22 Milton Mueller, nominated for the first time by Mikael Pawlo
    • 2001/03/23 Timothy M. Denton, nominated for the first time by Ross Wm. Rader

  6. Endorsement of candidates for election to the Chair of the General Assembly,
    open Friday 23 March 2001, 22:00 UTC, 23:00 CET (Paris),
    close Friday 30 March 2001, 21:00 UTC, 23:00 CET (Paris)

    (For local time in other places see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/)

    • Endorsements must be sent by e-mail to ga-endorsements@dnso.org.

      Please use a 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)
      
    • Archives of endorsements received:

      http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga-endorsements/Arc01

      On 30 March 2001 at 23:30 Paris time, the ga-endorsements list was closed.


    Candidates for the Chair of the General Assembly (GA)


  7. Election of the Chair and Alternate Chair to the General Assembly by the General Assembly - this procedure is an advisory vote by the GA to advise the Names Council of its preferences.

    On 1st of March http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2001.GA-chair-election-rules-v0.1.html, Harald Alvestrand, the DNSO GA Alternate Chair proposed the Election Rules for the DNSO GA.

    On 16th of March the version 0.2 has been released http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2001.GA-chair-election-rules-v0.2.html. These rules will be subject to vote by the DNSO GA between Friday 16 March and Friday 23 March.

    If the Election Rules are approved, the practical detail of implementation will be published.

    The Electorate will be those GA members who subscribed to the GA voting registry.

    open Saturday 31 March 2001, 16:00 UTC, 18:00 CET (Paris),
    close Saturday 7 April 2001, 16:00 UTC, 18:00 CET (Paris)

    (For local time in other places see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/)

    The results were due no later than
    Sunday 8 April 2001, at 22:00 UTC, 24:00 CET (Paris), and are published in "DNSO GA Ranking of Candidates for Chair and Alternate Chair" http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2001.GA-chair-election-ranking.html (includes the calculations step by step using Instant Runoff Vote)

  8. Election of the Chair to the General Assembly by the Names Council
    During the NC teleconference, 10 April 2001, 20:00 UTC, 22:00 CET (Paris)

    (For local time in other places see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/)

    23 April 2001: The Names Council vote to confirm the selection by the GA for a Chair and an Alternate Chair to the General Assembly http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2001.NC-ratification-DNSO-GAchair.html


    Information from:
    DNSO Names Council