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 2000, 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.
In 1999 the Names Council selected 3 ICANN Board Directors:
1) Alejandro Pisanty (Mexico; Latin America/Caribbean Islands region) (three year term)
2) Amadeu Abril I Abril (Catalonia; Europe region) (two year term)
3) Jonathan Cohen (Canada; North America region) (one year term)
The term of Jonathan Cohen from North America region expires on 30 September 2000. With regard to geographic diversity rules, the candidates for election in 2000 shall be citizens from any of 3 regions:
- Africa region
- Asia and Pacific region
- North America region
On 14 July 2000 the Names Council has resolved that the elections for the ICANN Board member in 2000 will take place in August and September 2000. The Names Council has resolved to use the same procedures for nomination, acceptance of nomination and endorsement as the ones used for the the election of the Chair to the GA.
Candidates for year 2000 election may be nominated between the 31 July and 21 August 2000 (3 weeks).
Any nominee can express his/her acceptance or declination from the time he is nominated, until 3 hours after closing the nomination period.
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 21 August and 11 September 2000 (3 weeks).
The detailed procedures adapted for the ICANN Board election in 2000 are in http://www.dnso.org/elections/2000.DNSO-ICANN-nomination-proc.html.
A list of nominations, acceptances and their endorsements will be permanently updated in http://www.dnso.org/elections/2000.DNSO-ICANN-nominees.html.
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 11 and 17 September 2000, by e-mail and during a serie of NC teleconferences.
It is expected that the results will be announced no later than 17 September 2000. 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 2000 is in http://www.dnso.org/elections/2000.DNSO-ICANN-voting-proc.html.
During the Names Council electronic vote between 11 and 17 September 2000 the public archiving of the firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com list will be reopen at the same time.
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