Call for Nominations for a Director to the Board of ICANN

13 October 2013

The term of the ICANN Board seat number 11 expires at the ICANN AGM 2014 and a nomination process therefore needs to be launched. Should there be more than one candidate nominated for seat number 11, an election will be held.

Bylaw Article IX – section 3.9 states:

"The ccNSO Council shall make selections to fill Seats 11 and 12 on the Board by written ballot or by action at a meeting; any such selection must have affirmative votes of a majority of all the members of the ccNSO Council then in office. Notification of the ccNSO Council's selections shall be given by the ccNSO Council Chair in writing to the ICANN Secretary, consistent with Article VI, Sections 8(4) and 12(1)."

The ccNSO Council and the ccNSO members have decided that before making the nomination of Directors, the ccNSO members shall be entitled to nominate and vote for candidates they wish the Council to nominate to the ICANN Board.

Section 2(3) of Article VI of the Bylaws states

"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."

Pursuant to this Bylaw, the candidate that receives the highest number of votes from ccNSO members will be nominated by the Council to the ICANN Board.

Each member can nominate one candidate for seat 11 on the ICANN Board and each member can second one candidate.

In order to nominate or second a candidate, a member must be a member of the ccNSO by 14 October 2013.

Nominations should be sent by e-mail to the Election Manager at the following e-mail address:

PLEASE NOTE: If you send a Nomination or Second you will receive an email from ICANN asking you to confirm that you have sent an email to For your Nomination or Second to be valid you MUST respond to the email requesting confirmation.

Archives to be found at:

Please use this template for nominations:

Template for Nomination:

1a. Full name of the candidate being nominated:
1b. E-mail address of the candidate being nominated:
1c. Country of which the candidate is a citizen.
2a. Full name of the nominator:
2b. E-mail address of the nominator:

All nominations must be seconded by another ccNSO member

Please use this template for seconding nominations:

Template for Seconding a Nomination:

1 Full name of nominator whose candidate is being seconded:
2a. Full name of the candidate being seconded:
2b. E-mail address of the candidate being seconded:
3a. Full name of the seconder:
3c. E-mail address of the seconder:

Accepting Nominations

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

The candidate will then have a chance to submit their CV and/or a mission statement.

Nominations will be archived at: