Mark your calendars: Q&A sessions with ccNSO Council candidates

07 October 2022

This is to inform you that the call for nominations for the ccNSO Council closed on Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 23.59 UTC. The candidates that were validly nominated and seconded as per the applicable guideline, now have an opportunity to confirm whether they accept their nominations. The nomination archives can be found here. The candidate list will become available on 13 October.

Join the 19 October Q&A session with Council candidates

Two sets of Question & Answer sessions will be held virtually. You are warmly invited to participate in the Q&A sessions, as it will provide the ccNSO members and broader ccTLD community an opportunity to interact with the candidates from their respective regions. In preparation of the Q&A sessions, the written candidate statements and possible other material shared by the candidates will be posted on the ccNSO website.

How to participate in the Q&A sessions? Registration links are included below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. All sessions will be recorded, and recordings will be posted here.

Q&A candidates AF, AP, EU region
When? Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 08:00 am UTC for max. 1 hour
Register in advance for this meeting:

Q&A candidates LAC, NA region
When? Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 18:00 pm UTC for max. 1 hour
Register in advance for this meeting:


The ccNSO Council consists of 18 Councillors: 15 Councilors are elected by the ccNSO members within that ICANN Geographic Region. Individuals are elected in their personal capacity and serve the ccTLD community. There are 5 geographic regions, and 3 Councilors per region. Three additional Councillors are appointed by the ICANN Nominating Committee.

A Councillor can be any individual nominated, seconded and elected as described in the ccNSO Council Election Guideline. If at the close of nominations there are no more valid candidates in the aforementioned geographic region than there are seats on the ccNSO Council available for this region, the nominated candidate shall be selected to serve on the ccNSO Council. The Council election process will formally close 7 days after Council's adoption and publication of the Election Report.

AF = Africa
AP = Asia/Australia/Pacific
EUR = Europe
LAC = Latin America/Caribbean
NA = North America


Archive for nominations and secondments
Relevant ccNSO guideline
ccNSO Council Election Webinar: recording
Call for nominations