[menog] Apply now to join the ICANN Board and Councils

Khaled KOUBAA khaled.koubaa at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 19:24:53 GMT 2009

  ICANN's Nominating Committee invites Statements of Interest and 
candidate recommendations from the Internet community as it seeks 
qualified candidates to assist in the organization's technical and 
policy coordination role. Interested individuals are invited to submit a 
Statement of Interest to the 2009 Committee for the following positions:

    * Three members of the Board of Directors
    * Three At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each
      from Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific and Latin America & Caribbean
    * Two members of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting
      Organization (GNSO)
    * One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting
      Organization (ccNSO)

The Nominating Committee (Nom Com) is an independent committee tasked 
with selecting a majority of the members of the Board of Directors and 
other positions within ICANN's Supporting Organisations. ICANN is an 
internationally organised, public benefit, non-profit corporation 
dedicated to: preserving the operational security and stability of the 
Internet; promoting competition; achieving broad representation of 
global Internet communities; and supporting the development of policies 
appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.

Individuals selected by the Nominating Committee will have a unique 
opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe, 
address the Internet's intriguing technical coordination problems and 
policy development challenges with diverse functional, cultural, and 
geographic dimensions, and gain valuable insights and experience from 
working across boundaries of knowledge, responsibility and perspective.

Those selected will gain the satisfaction of making a valuable public 
service contribution towards the continued function and evolution of an 
essential global resource. Considering the broad public interest, 
nominees will work to achieve the goals towards which ICANN is dedicated 
in order to facilitate the Internet's critically important societal 

Current Board members who have been selected by the Nominating Committee 
include: Harald Tveit Alvastrand, Steve Crocker, Roberto Gaetano, Steven 
Goldstein, Dennis Jennings, Rajasekhar Ramaraj, Jean-Jacques Subrenat 
and Katim Touray (see, http://www.icann.org/en/general/board.html).

Statements of Interest for the positions described above can be 
submitted through nomcom2009 at icann.org <mailto:nomcom2009 at icann.org>.

More information regarding the Nominating Committee can be found at 
http://nomcom.icann.org. Applications will be considered confidentially 
and should be received by 15 April 2009 for full consideration. 
Selections will be announced in early September 2009. Successful 
candidates will take up their positions following ICANN's Annual Meeting 
in October 2009.

Candidate recommendations, questions or comments may also be emailed to 
nomcom2009 at icann.org <mailto:nomcom2009 at icann.org>.


The Nominating Committee is designed to function independently from the 
ICANN Board, Supporting Organisations, and Advisory Committees. 
Nominating Committee members act only on behalf of the interests of the 
global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and 
responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

Nominating Committee members contribute understanding of the broad 
interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and 
experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the Nominating Committee is to integrate these 
perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed 
by Supporting Organisations and other ICANN entities, individual 
Nominating Committee members are not accountable to their appointing 

Members are, of course, accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws 
and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the 
Nominating Committee.

Successful candidates are not remunerated, although direct expenses 
incurred in the course of duty will be reimbursed. These positions may 
involve significant international travel, including personal presence at 
periodic ICANN meetings, as well as regular telephone and Internet 

Recent ICANN Meetings have been held in Canada, New Zealand, Morocco, 
Brazil, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the United States, India, France and 
Egypt. Meetings during 2009 are scheduled for Mexico City, Mexico, 
Sydney, Australia, Seoul, Korea. The diverse locations facilitate 
participation across the world's Internet community.
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