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


Your statement is not correct. As stated in the bylaws, candidates must be 
nominated by the GA. The NC has decided that candidates much receive the 
support of ten members of the GA to be considered. Anybody subscribed to 
the GA list, the Announce list or any of the constituency lists is 
considered a member of the GA of the DNSO.

The NC has no role whatsoever in the nominations.


At 09:17 17/09/99 +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