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ICANN 2021 Nominating Committee Announces Leadership Selections

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 2021 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the selections for nine leadership positions.

ICANN Board of Directors

Edmon Chung

Edmon Chung
Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands

Danko Jevtović

Danko Jevtović
Europe

Tripti Sinha

Tripti Sinha
North America

At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

Raymond Selorm Mamattah

Raymond Selorm Mamattah
Africa

Laura Margolis

Laura Margolis
Latin America and the Caribbean

Rao Naveed Bin Rais

Rao Naveed Bin Rais
Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands

Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council

Tatiana Tropina

Tatiana Tropina
Europe

Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council

Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic Evans

Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic Evans
Europe
Contracted Parties House

Paul McGrady

Paul McGrady
North America
Non-Contracted Parties House

Profile of Applicants

The 2021 Nominating Committee received 116 completed applications during the application period from 25 January 2021 through 29 March 2021.

Out of 116 completed applications:

  • 26 percent of applicants were female, 58 percent of applicants were male, 16 percent did not disclose
  • 28 percent of applicants were from Africa
  • 29 percent of applicants were from Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands
  • 16 percent of applicants were from Europe
  • 17 percent of applicants were from Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 10 percent of applicants were from North America

The Nominating Committee is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN's leadership. In doing so, the Nominating Committee is mandated to ensure that ICANN's overall leadership is diverse in geography, culture, skills, experience, and perspective. Further, selectees should:

  • Have integrity, objectivity, and sound judgment.
  • Support decision-making within groups.
  • Work effectively in English.
  • Understand ICANN's mission.
  • Be committed to ICANN's success.
  • Have experience in world affairs.
  • Contribute to cultural, professional, and geographic expertise.
  • Be able to work long and hard, generally as volunteers.
The 2021 Nominating Committee Will Fill Nine Open Leadership Positions

Timeline

2021 Nominating Committee Timeline

Leadership Positions Information

The following documents provide information (criteria and time commitment) about the ICANN Leadership Positions to be filled by the 2021 NomCom:

Board and Community Recommendations to NomCom

Background

The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting key ICANN leadership positions, including some members of the ICANN Board of Directors and the Public Technical Indicators (PTI) Board, as well as the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council, and the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council. The NomCom is designed to function independently from the Board, the Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees.

NomCom delegates act 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; they do not act in furtherance of the group that appointed them to the NomCom.

Getting to Know the ICANN Nominating Committee

NomCom Delegates:

Nomcom Group Zoom Photo

Leadership: Ole Jacobsen (Chair), Tracy Hackshaw (Chair-Elect) and Jay Sudowski (Associate Chair).

Committee Delegates: Sébastien Bachollet (ALAC-EUR), Pankaj Chaturvedi (ASO), Amrita Choudhury (ALAC–AP), Paul Diaz (GNSO–RySG), Hadia Elminiawi (ALAC–AF), Michael Graham (GNSO–IPC), Robert Guerra (SSAC), Juhani Juselius (ccNSO), Wolfgang Kleinwächter (GNSO–NCUC), Peter Koch (IETF), Marie-Noémie Marques (GNSO–ISPCP), Scott McCormick (GNSO–CBUC), Glenn McKnight (ALAC–NA), Amir Qayyum (RSSAC), Tobias Sattler (GNSO–RrSG), Vanda Scartezini (ALAC–LAC), and Adetola Sogbesan (GNSO–CBUC).

Nominating Committee Delegates BiographiesClick here.

NomCom Leadership Evaluation

Committee Documents

Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."