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23 December 2011

ICANN's Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites Statements of Interest and candidate recommendations from the Internet community for key leadership positions to fulfill ICANN's technical and policy coordination role. Interested individuals are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to the Nominating Committee for the following positions:

  • Three members of the Board of Directors of ICANN
  • Two At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the Europe and North America regions)
  • One members of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
  • One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN's structure. ICANN is a non-profit, public benefit, corporation dedicated to: preserving the operational security and stability of the Internet; promoting competition; achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and supporting the development of policies appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.

Individuals selected by the NomCom will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe, address the Internet's intriguing technical coordination problems and policy development challenges with diverse functional, cultural, and geographic dimensions, and gain valuable insights and experience from working across boundaries of knowledge, responsibility and perspective.

Those selected will gain the satisfaction of making a valuable public service contribution towards the continued function and evolution of an essential global resource. Considering the broad public interest, those selected will work to achieve the goals towards which ICANN is dedicated in order to facilitate the Internet's critically important societal functions.

Current Board members who have been selected by the NomCom include: Cherine Chalaby, Bertrand de la Chapelle, Steve Crocker, Erika Mann, Gonzalo Navarro, R. Ramaraj, George Sadowsky, and Judith Duavit Vazquez.

Statements of Interest for the positions described above can be submitted through an on-line application form at (http://nomcom.icann.org/apply) or by contacting: nomcom2012@icann.org

More information regarding the NomCom can be found at http://nomcom.icann.org. Applications will be considered in confidence and should be received by 2 April 2012 for full consideration. Selections will be announced in August 2012. Successful candidates will take up their positions following ICANN's Annual Meeting in October 2012.

Candidate recommendations are encouraged and can be submitted through an on-line form at http://nomcom.icann.org/suggest, and questions or comments may also be submitted to: nomcom2012@icann.org

Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions. These positions may involve significant international travel, including personal presence at periodic ICANN Public Meetings, as well as regular telephone and Internet communications. Direct expenses incurred in the course of duty will be reimbursed. Each Board Member may also choose to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the Board on 8 December 2011, but is not required to do so. (See: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-08dec11-en.htm#3)


The NomCom is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

NomCom members contribute understanding of the broad interests of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.

NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.

Recent ICANN Public Meetings have been held in South Korea, Kenya, Colombia, Singapore and Senegal. Meetings during 2012 are scheduled for San Jose, Costa Rica, Prague, Czech Republic and Toronto, Canada.