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Changing the terms of service from one year to two-year terms can have several advantages and benefits:
Stability and Continuity: Extending the term of service provides stability and continuity in leadership and decision-making. With longer terms, individuals have more time to understand the organization, its policies, and the complex issues at hand. This allows for more effective planning and implementation of long-term strategies witho...
1. The wide definition of “Unaffiliated” Directors in the related proposed statement defining “Unaffiliated” Directors includes:
.... 10. Have not been an employee or contractor of a member of an ICANN SO, AC, Stakeholder Group, Constituency, or RALO.
The Fundamental Bylaws amendment proposal that only Directors initially nominated as “unaffiliated” Directors may be nominated for consecutive subsequent terms of service as “unaffili...
The Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed Bylaws amendments and documents that are part of the implementation of recommendations from the NomCom2 Review and provided comments consistent with those previously provided by the RySG on the NomCom Report (21 Nov. 2014) and the Final draft Report on the NomCom 2 Review (7 May 2018).
* On the introduction of “Unaffiliated” Directors (Section 7.2 & 7.4): We suggest that to give direction to NomCom on the nomination of independent directors a section will be introduced in the Nominating Committee Operating Procedures to provide guidance to the Nomcom on appointment of directors. This would in our view not require a specific condition in the Bylaws to appoint at least a limited number of the category of “unaffiliated” Dir...
At a high level, overall, the At-Large Community and the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) are supportive of the
1. Change proposed by the NomCom2 Review to define Unaffiliated Board Members (i.e., Directors).
2. Granting of voting rights to the current non-voting delegates so that all delegates are treated equally.
3. Creation of a NomCom Standing Committee to provide continuity across annual NomCom cycles an...
The SSAC supports the proposals and finds that the draft Bylaws amendments are generally consistent with the recommendations of the Independent Examiner’s Final Report, the Feasibility Assessment and Initial Implementation Plan, the NomCom Review Detailed Implementation Plan, and the NomCom2 Review Final Report. The SSAC provides comments on the Unaffiliated Director Statement and on the NomCom Standing Committee Charter.
The above comments are simple and logical recommendations to improve the NOMCOM
Youth can also help bridge the gap between ICANN and other stakeholders, such as civil society, academia, and technical communities, who may not be familiar with or engaged in ICANN’s policy development process.
Therefore, I urge the NomCom Standing Committee and the Board to consider the following suggestions to enhance grassroots participation for youth in the NomCom process:
Increase the number of seats allocated to youth repres...