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2020 Nominating Committee (NomCom): An Update on the Selection Process

31 August 2020
By Jay Sudowski

In May 2020, we shared an update on the 2020 NomCom’s progress with selecting qualified candidates for open ICANN leadership positions. At that time, we advised that the COVID-19 pandemic would require us to revise our timeline. As you know, we normally would have announced the candidates for open leadership positions by now. Due to the pandemic challenges, the 2020 NomCom has revised our selection process timeline.

Selection Process Timeline

The 2020 NomCom continues its Phase Four work and we are working closely with the ICANN Board and organization (org) to ensure we can continue our work in these challenging times. Throughout this process, we have kept the Board and the org informed of our revised timeline.

We will hold our final selection meeting from 25-30 September 2020 and will announce the selections for the seven open leadership positions soon after. Although the timeline has been extended, we want to assure you that we are committed to selecting the candidates in time to be seated at the ICANN69 Annual General Meeting this October 2020.

We were pleased to receive a number of excellent applications and are working hard to narrow down the candidates. The new leadership positions include:

  • Two members of the ICANN Board of Directors
  • One member of the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors
  • Two regional representatives of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)
  • One member of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council
  • One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council

The 2020 NomCom thanks you for your patience and understanding as we continue our work and we want to apologize for not providing an update on our progress sooner. We also appreciate the ICANN Board and org for their ongoing support during these challenging times. We look forward to announcing the selectees in October.

To learn more about the NomCom, please visit the NomCom 2020 webpage. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress. Until then, stay healthy and safe.



Jay Sudowski

2020 NomCom Chair