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Re: [ga] Close of nominations for the election of ICANN Board members

All, and specifically NC members,

I understand that there has was some confusion about the ability of Carl
Bildt to stand for election, given his responsibilities as a UN special
peace envoy to the Balkans.

The ICANN bylaws prohibit the election of "government officials whose
primary function with such government or entity is to develop or influence
governmental or public policies." Based on the limited information I have
about Mr. Bildt's current responsibilities, I do not believe he would not
be prohibited from running, as he is not "developing" or "influencing"

I further understand that Mr. Bildt had refrained from accepting the
nomination until the issue of his ability to stand for election had been
sorted out. If this is true, then I would suggest adding Mr. Bildt to the
list below, contingent on a determination that he is eligible to serve.
The process seems to have suffered from the lack of a credentials
committee able to pass on his standing, and his nomination should not be
held up because of that.

It would be a shame to lose a candidate of Mr. Bildt's stature because of
our collective inability to address the complicated and novel issue of his
standing on the shortened time scale. If I am incorrect on any of the
above, please let me know.

       -- Bret

> [To: council@dnso.org]
> [To: announce@dnso.org, ga@dnso.org]
> [from http://www.dnso.org/dnso-icann-nominees.html]
>                       DNSO nominees and their supports
>                     DNSO election of ICANN Board members
>      Close of nominations for the election of ICANN Board members:
>      The list icann-nominations@dnso.org was closed on October 8th, 18:30 CET.
>      Since then all e-mails sent to that list return to the sender with a
>      Delivery Report "User unknown".
>      As of Oct 8th, 18:00 CET the dnso.org server is up and running since 43
>      days, without any interruption, if any difficulties arrised to send an
>      e-mail to icann-nominations@dnso.org, the reasons were outside the
>      dnso.org server itself.
>      Six (6) messages arrived to the dnso.org server between 18:00 and 18:30
>      CET, and were recorded. All are indicated with (*) mark at the end of a
>      corresponding line.
>      Fourteen (14) nominees get the support from at least ten (10) different
>      persons and send the acceptance of a nomination.
>      All five (5) geographic regions are represented: Africa (1), AsiaPac
>      (2), Europe (3), LatinAC (2), NorthA (6).
>      Candidates in alphabetical order:
>        1. Amadeu Abril i Abril (Europe)
>        2. Karl Auerbach (NorthA)
>        3. Jonathan Cohen (NorthA)
>        4. Peter Dengate-Thrush (AsiaPac)
>        5. David W. Maher (NorthA)
>        6. Naomasa Maruyama (AsiaPac)
>        7. Alejandro Pisanty (LatinAC)
>        8. Nii Quaynor (Africa)
>        9. Dan Steinberg (NorthA)
>       10. Donald N. Telage (NorthA)
>       11. Stefano Trumpy (Europe)
>       12. Edmundo Valenti (LatinAC)
>       13. Dany Vandromme (Europe)
>       14. Rick White (NorthA)
>   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                  Information from:   DNSO Names Council