2018 ICANN Nominating Committee
The 2018 Nominating Committee (NomCom) was convened at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Meeting (AGM) at ICANN60 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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.
Members | NomCom Structure
Leadership Team Members: Zahid Jamil, Chair; Damon Ashcraft, Chair Elect; Hans Petter Holen, Associate Chair
Committee Members: Alejandro Acosta (RSSAC), Nadira Al Araj (ALAC-AP), Alain Bidron (GNSO/ISPCP), Jonathan Cohen (IPC), Anriette Esterhuysen (NCUC), Theo Geurts (GNSO/Registrars SG), Aziz Hilali (ALAC-AF), Sandra Hoferichter (ALAC-EU), Ole Jacobsen (IETF), Brajesh Jain (ASO-AC), Cheryl Miller (GNSO/CBUC-Large), Jon Nevett (GNSO/Registries SG), Pablo Rodriguez (ccNSO), Jose Ovidio Salgueiro (ALAC-LAC), Mark Seiden (SSAC), Jason Sudowski (GNSO/CBUC-Small) and Leah Symekher (ALAC-NA)
NomCom Staff Support: Joette Youkhanna (Senior Project Manager) and Jia Kimoto (Project Manager)
Leadership Positions to be filled by NomCom
- ICANN Leadership Positions – the application period will be announced and launched in early January 2018
- 2018 NomCom Guidelines
- 2018 NomCom Operating Procedures
- 2018 NomCom Code of Conduct
- ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior [PDF, 157 KB]
Reporting Conflicts or Misconduct
The 2016 NomCom implemented a Whistleblower email for members to use if they needed to report misconduct. The 2018 NomCom is continuing the Whistleblower email. The system allows conflicts to be declared even if it is the Chair that is being suspected of being in conflict. NomCom Staff administers the mailbox and shares information with ICANN Legal for further review.
The community and NomCom members may report misconduct or suspected conflict by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.