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    Board of Directors Wow: a Whole week for nominations ....
    posted by michael on Wednesday April 23 2003, @04:59PM

    Page Howe writes "To: "council"
    Subject: [council] Revised Seat 13 call for nominations
    Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 19:01:04 +0200
    Importance: Normal
    Sender: owner-council@dnso.org
    To: council@dnso.org]

    The Nominations are now open for ICANN Board seat 13."

    [Editor's note: It is pretty amazing that the world gets a whole week to come up with nominations. But then since the odds of anyone who's not an insder winning this seat are so low, why bother with more trappings of openness. It would be nice, though, if ICANN could come up with a less awful choice than the one pre-declared candidate. See my earlier item on why ICANN Vice-Chair Alejandro Pisanty does not deserve re-election, but is likely to get it. -mf]

    [Note: the following is the continuation of the e-mail sent in by Page Howe]

    Please note the amendment to Section 4. Additional Qualifications:
    This revision reflects the Bylaws amendments that became effective on 25
    March 2003.

      GNSO Election of ICANN Board seat 13 April - May 2003
                                                      Nomination Procedure

    Brief Summary:

    1. Nominations for ICANN Board seat 13 open at 17:00 UTC (Paris 19:00) and
    close on Wednesday 30 April at 17:00 UTC. (Paris 19:00)

    2. Alejandro Pisanty has confirmed that his nomination should be taken into
    consideration for seat 13.
    Philip Sheppard and Barbara Simons have declined their previous nominations.

    3. The Geographic Regions: Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America + the

    4. Nominations should be addressed to the GNSO Secretariat at:
    icann-nominations@dnso.org, using template below.

                  GNSO Election of ICANN Board seat 13 April - May 2003
                                                      Nomination Procedure

                        Procedures for election of ICANN Board seat 13
    http://www.icann.org/general/archive-bylaws/bylaws -15dec02.htm#X

          Nomination Procedures to elect candidates for GNSO ICANN Board seat 13

        1. Nomination of candidates for the GNSO ICANN Board seat 13

    Alejandro Pisanty has confirmed that his nomination for seat 14 should be
    taken into consideration for seat 13.
    http://www.dnso.org/elections/2003.GNSO-ICANN-seat 14-nominees.html

        2. Open: Wednesday 23 April 2003 at 17:00 UTC (19:00 Paris)
                        Closed: Wednesday 30 April 2003 at 17:00 UTC (19:00 Paris) (1
                        For other places see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

        3. Call for nominations by members of the GNSO Council
              http://www.icann.org/general/archive-bylaws/bylaws -15dec02.htm#VI-3
              (3) In carrying out their responsibilities to fill Seats 9 through 14,
    the Supporting Organizations shall seek to ensure that the ICANN Board is
    composed of members that in the aggregate display diversity in geography,
    culture, skills, experience, and perspective, by applying the criteria set
    forth in Section 3 of this Article. At any given time, no two Directors
    selected by a Supporting Organization shall be citizens of the same country
    or of countries located in the same Geographic Region.

    Nominations for seat 13 may include candidates from one of the following
    Geographic Regions:
    Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America + the Caribbean.

        4. Nominations should be e-mailed to the DNSO Secretariat at the following
    e-mail address: icann-nominations@dnso.org

        5. Each nomination must be accompanied by a brief description of how the
    candidate meets the following selection criteria.
              http://www.icann.org/general/archive-bylaws/bylaws -15dec02.htm#VI-3

              Directors shall be:
              1. Accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence,
    with reputations for sound judgment and open minds, and a demonstrated
    capacity for thoughtful group decision-making;
              2. Persons with an understanding of ICANN's mission and the potential
    impact of ICANN decisions on the global Internet community, and committed to
    the success of ICANN;
              3. Persons who will produce the broadest cultural and geographic
    diversity on the Board consistent with meeting the other criteria set forth
    in this Section;
              4. Persons who, in the aggregate, have personal familiarity with the
    operation of gTLD registries and registrars; with ccTLD registries; with IP
    address registries; with Internet technical standards and protocols; with
    policy-development procedures, legal traditions, and the public interest;
    and with the broad range of business, individual, academic, and
    non-commercial users of the Internet;
              5. Persons who are willing to serve as volunteers, without compensation
    other than the reimbursement of certain expenses; and
              6. Persons who are able to work and communicate in written and spoken

              Section 4. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    1. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no official of a
    national government or a multinational entity established by treaty or other
    agreement between national governments may serve as a Director. As used
    herein, the term "official" means a person (i) who holds an elective
    governmental office or (ii) who is employed by such government or
    multinational entity and whose primary function with such government or
    entity is to develop or influence governmental or public policies.

    2. No person who serves in any capacity (including as a liaison) on
    any Supporting Organization Council shall simultaneously serve as a
    Director or liaison to the Board. If such a person accepts a nomination to
    be considered for selection by the Supporting
    Organization Council to be a Director, the person shall not, following such
    nomination, participate in any discussion of, or vote by, the Supporting
    Organization Council relating to the selection of Directors by the Council,
    until the Council has selected the full complement of Directors it is
    responsible for selecting. In the event that a person serving in any
    capacity on a Supporting
    Organization Council accepts a nomination to be considered for
    selection as a Director, the constituency group or other entity that
    selected the person may select a replacement for purposes of the
    Council's selection process.

    -------------------------------------------------- -------------------
                        Template for nomination:
                        1a. Full name of the nominee:
                        1b. E-mail address of the nominee:
                        1c. Country of citizenship of the nominee:
                        2a. Full name of the nominator:
                        2b. E-mail address of the nominator:

                        The Secretariat will confirm the nomination, by sending an
                        e-mail to the candidate requesting their acceptance.

                        The Secretariat will convey the nomination and the acceptance
    thereof to the GNSO Council list.

                        Nominations will be archived at:
                        http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/icann-nominations/A rc04/

    GNSO Secretariat

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    by lextext on Wednesday April 23 2003, @06:10PM (#11523)
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    It's worth noting that the GNSO just finished a nomination and election round last month. I think it's probably fair to assume that we'll see the same slate of candidates. Why would we expect people to run for Seat 13 if they didn't run for Seat 14? The benefit of another long nomination period isn't obvious to me.

          -- Bret
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