Heads up: Call for Nominations for the ccNSO Council starting soon

27 August 2020

Dear ccNSO Members,

In March 2021, at the conclusion of ICANN70, the 3-year term of the following ccNSO Councillors ends:

  • Africa: Abdalla Omari
  • Asia Pacific: Young Eum Lee
  • Europe: Katrina Sataki
  • Latin America/Caribbean: Margarita Valdes
  • North America: Byron Holland

The ccNSO is opening a call for nominations to fill those seats: the nomination and secondment procedure starts Wednesday, 9 September 2020 (00:01 UTC) and closes 3 weeks later Wednesday, 30 September 2020 (23:59 UTC). A Q&A session with the candidate(s) will be held at ICANN69 in October: the draft ICANN69 ccNSO Members Meeting schedule is published here:


Keep an eye out for the upcoming Election Webinar, the ccNSO website and ccNSO members mailing list for more details on the procedure for nominating and seconding candidates, the requirements for suitably qualified candidates, the relevant timeline and the next steps.

Join the ccNSO Council Election Webinar

Are you considering running as a candidate for the ccNSO Council? Would you like to learn more about the ccNSO Council and the need to nominate candidates? You are invited to join ccNSO Council Chair Katrina Sataki, as well as other Councillors, for a webinar. There will be two options to participate:

During this webinar, ccNSO Chair and Councillors will provide you with an overview of the election process and address the need to replace Councillors at reasonable and regular intervals. Moreover, you will receive further information about the required skill sets for Councillors, the time commitment and working methods of the ccNSO Council.  The webinars will be recorded, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.  Go to https://community.icann.org/display/ccnsowkspc/Pre-ICANN69+ccNSO+sessions for a detailed overview of all ccNSO webinars prior to ICANN69.