The recent call for nominations for the position of ICANN Board seat 12 closed on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 (23:59 UTC).
After closure of this period, the nominees have been asked whether they accept their nomination. The original deadline for acceptance of the nominations was Wednesday, 8 July 2020 (23:59 UTC). However upon request of one of the nominees, the ccNSO Council decided to extend the acceptance period with one week. The new deadline for the nominees to respond is Wednesday, 15 July 2020 (23:59 UTC). Included is an updated timeline.
Following the 15 July deadline, the list of candidates will be published on the ccNSO website. The candidates will be invited to share their written candidate statements, which will be published on the ccNSO website.
An election will be held - starting in November 2020, after completion of the due diligence verifications - according to the timeline previously agreed upon by the ccNSO Council. The ccNSO Council and ccNSO members have agreed that the ccNSO members shall propose and elect candidates for the two ICANN Board seats allocated to the ccNSO, and that the winner of said election - i.e. the candidate that receives the majority of the votes cast - shall in turn be nominated to the ICANN Board seat by a majority vote of the ccNSO Council.
A Q&A session will be held at the October 2020 ccNSO Members Meeting during ICANN69. This Q&A session will provide the ccNSO members and broader ccTLD community an opportunity to interact with the candidates.