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Re: [ga] We "decided" to defer the election of our ICANN board seats

Kilnam is exactly correct. The GA must maintain a strong role in nominating
Board candidates.

Bill Semich
<former> pNC Member

At 09:17 AM 9/17/99 +0900, Kilnam Chon wrote:
>GA members,
>i have serious concern on the NC's decision on ICANN Board Directors' 
>election.  DNSO's charter states that GA nominates and NC elects.  what NC
>decided is GA to do nothing on the nomination this time, and NC to do all.
>i understand that we don't have much time for the election, but GA has to
>NOMINATE, or we should change DNSO's charter.
>we need to define/confirm the role of GA with respect to NC and
>On Wed, Sep 15, 1999 at 07:21:10PM -0700, Bret A. Fausett wrote:
>> > Apparently, this morning's NC teleconference held the following gem:
>> > The DNSO GA has deferred its election of its ICANN board seats.
>> Don't know where you heard this, but I listened to this morning's webcast 
>> (thanks again, Berkman Center) and heard:
>> The NC decided that a nomination period for the DNSO's 3 ICANN Board 
>> seats would open on September 17th and close on October 8th. Nominees 
>> will need the support of at least 10 members of the GA. For nomination 
>> purposes, a member of the GA is deemed to be anyone who is a member of a 
>> constituency or who has subscribed to either the DNSO's GA list or 
>> ANNOUNCE list. GA members can support as many candidates as they choose. 
>> The DNSO Secretariat is preparing the exact procedures for nominations 
>> and letters of support that will be posted in the usual places by the end 
>> of this week.
>> The NC further agreed that the 3 DNSO Board members must come from 3 
>> different geographical areas. 
>> The NC has not yet decided on what voting procedure it will use for the 
>> election period which will last from the close of nominations until 
>> October 15th. They will confer with Andrew McLaughlin of ICANN and the 
>> Berkman Center for advice on fair procedures. They agreed that voting in 
>> the NC will be by secret ballot, but the voting records will be disclosed 
>> and posted on the DNSO web site after the election is concluded.
>> You can listen to the RealAudio Archive
>>    -- Bret