ICANN/DNSO

DNSO election of a Chair and an Alternate Chair to the General Assembly for the year 2002
November 2001 to January 2002

23 November 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 17th of November http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/council/Arc06/msg00403.html, the Names Council was asked by the GA Chair to manage an election process to select a nominee for appointment by the NC to the position of GA Chair.

  3. The Secretariat determined with the DNSO GA Chair, and with Philip Sheppard, NC Chair, that the 2002 election will take place between 23 November 2001 and 14 January 2002 with the following agenda:

    • Friday, 23 Nov - Remider about voting roster, two weeks to register
    • Friday, 07 Dec - Call for nominations issued, two weeks to nominate
    • Friday, 21 Dec - Call for endorsements issued, two weeks to endorse
    • Friday, 04 Jan - List of candidates closes
    • Saturday, 05 Jan - Vote of the GA voting registry initiated, one week to vote
    • Saturday, 12 Jan - Vote of the GA voting registry closes
    • Monday, 14 Jan - Results calculated
    • Thursday, 17 Jan - 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. On 16th of March 2001 http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2001.GA-chair-election-rules-v0.2.html, Harald Alvestrand, the GA Alternate Chair in 2000, proposed the Election Rules for the DNSO GA. These rules were voted on and accepted.

    The Electorate will be those GA members who subscribed to the GA voting registry, cf. http://www.dnso.org/secretariat/rosterindex.html.

  5. 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 2002 election are:

    • Roberto Gaetano
    • Harald Alvestrand
    • Kent Crispin
    • Dany Vandromme
    • Izumi Aizu

    Alexander Svensson requested to be removed from the Watchdog Committee since he accepted his nomination, cf. http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga-nominations/Arc05/msg00020.html

  6. Nomination of candidates for election to the Chair of the General Assembly,
    Opens on Friday 07 December 2001, 17:00 UTC (18:00 Paris),
    Closes on Friday 21 December 2001, 17:00 UTC (18:00 Paris)

    The acceptance period closes on 21 December 2001, 20:00 UTC (21:00 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/Arc05

      On Friday 21 December 2001, 17:00 UTC (18:00 Paris), the ga-nominations list will close.


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

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

    No acceptance received until 21:00 CET:


  7. Endorsement of candidates for election to the Chair of the General Assembly,
    Opens on Friday 21 December 2001, 21:00 UTC (22:00 Paris),
    Closes on Friday 04 January 2002, 21:00 UTC (22:00 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/Arc02

      On Friday 04 January 2002, 21:00 UTC (22:00 Paris), the ga-endorsements list will close. Effectif at 22:05 Paris.

      37 messages in ga-endorsement' archives: 1 test, 35 for candidates, 1 mistake (the sender name does not match the name of endorser).


    Candidates for the Chair of the General Assembly (GA)


  8. 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.

    Opens on Saturday 05 January 2002, 17:00 UTC (18:00 Paris),
    Closes on Saturday 12 January 2002, 17:00 UTC (18:00 Paris)

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

    The results will be announced no later than
    Monday 14 January 2002, at 23:00 UTC (24:00 Paris),
    and will be published on the web site in
    http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2002.GA-chair-election-ranking.html

  9. Election of the Chair to the General Assembly by the Names Council
    During the NC teleconference, 17 January 2002, 14:00 UTC (15:00 Paris)

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


    Information from:
    DNSO Names Council