LOS ANGELES – 25 January 2021 – Today, the Nominating Committee (NomCom) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites interested individuals to submit applications for key leadership positions within ICANN. Selected individuals will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe to help shape the Internet's technical coordination and policy development. The deadline to submit applications is 18 March 2021 at 23:59 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
We are inviting applications for the following positions:
- Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors.
- Three regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one each representing the Africa region, Asia, Australia, and Pacific Islands region, and Latin America and Caribbean region.
- Two members of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council – one representing the Contracted Parties House and one representing the Non-Contracted Parties House.
- One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council.
Guided by the broad public interest, those selected will work to fulfill ICANN's mission to coordinate the global Internet's system of unique identifiers, and in particular, to ensure its stable and secure operation. The selected leaders will make a valuable public service contribution toward ensuring the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems.
Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions.
Other qualifications, skills, and time commitments vary depending on the position. For information, visit the NomCom webpage.
Each ICANN Board member has the option to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the Board on 30 July 2014, but it is not required (See Board Member Compensation). The remaining positions are voluntary.
Application Deadline and Process
There is an online candidate portal to submit applications. All applications are confidential.
For full consideration, the NomCom must receive applications by 18 March 2021, 23:59 UTC. Candidate applications that remain incomplete at the end of this period will not be considered.
Following receipt of the applications, the NomCom will consider all applicants and select a shortlist of qualified candidates.
Selections are expected to be announced in August 2021. Successful candidates will assume their positions at the conclusion of ICANN72 Annual General Meeting in October 2021.
Meetings, Travel, Reimbursement, and Compensation
These positions require regular participation in virtual meetings via telephone and Zoom. The positions may involve significant international travel when pandemic-related travel restrictions lift. Reasonable direct and properly documented expenses incurred in the course of service by Board Directors and volunteers will be reimbursed.
For More Information
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.