Heads up: Call for Nominations for one Director to the ICANN Board Seat 12 starting soon

25 May 2020

Dear ccNSO members,

This is a heads-up, about the upcoming call for nominations to fill ICANN Board Seat 12.

The term of Nigel Roberts, the ccNSO nominated Director fulfilling ICANN Board Seat 12, will expire at the ICANN72 Annual General Meeting held in October 2021 in Seattle. By October 2021, Nigel will have served 1 term on the Board: he is eligible for reappointment. Directors to the ICANN Board may serve maximum three consecutive terms.

The ccNSO Council is required to select a candidate in accordance with the relevant ICANN Bylaws and internal rules of the ccNSO applicable at the time of the call for nominations. To meet the ICANN Bylaws requirement of appointing a Director by 28 April 2021, the ccNSO Council will open a call for nominations to fill ICANN Board Seat number 12, starting Tuesday, 9 June 2020 (00:01 UTC) and closing 3 weeks later, on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 (23:59 UTC).

Elections will be held in November 2020, after completion of due diligence verifications by a professional firm on the nominee(s). A Q&A session with the candidate(s) will be held at ICANN69, scheduled to be held in Hamburg in October 2020.

The ccNSO Secretariat will share more details latest on Monday, 8 June 2020, including:

  • information on the procedure for nominating and seconding candidates
  • the requirements for suitably qualified candidates
  • the relevant timeline
  • next steps

To stay informed about the Board Seat Nomination process, consult the upcoming announcement on the ccNSO Members mailing list, and the ccNSO website.