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2022 ICANN Nominating Committee

Apply | Open Positions | Leadership Positions Information | Board and Community Recommendations to NomCom | Timeline | Background | NomCom Delegates | Committee Documents

2022 Looking for Leaders Infographic


The Nominating Committee (NomCom) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites interested individuals to submit applications for key leadership positions within ICANN's Supporting Organizations (SO) and Advisory Committees (AC), the ICANN Board of Directors, and the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors.

Selected individuals will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe to help shape the Internet's technical coordination and policy development.

The deadline to submit applications is 11 March 2022 at 23:59 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).

Guided by the interest of the global Internet community, those selected will work to help fulfill ICANN's mission to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems. All the selected leaders will make a valuable public service contribution toward this goal.


Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions. Other qualifications, skills, and time commitments vary depending on the position.

For information, visit the NomCom webpage.

Each ICANN Board member has the option to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the ICANN Board on 30 July 2014, but it is not required (See Board Member Compensation).

The remaining positions are voluntary.

Application Deadline and Process

There is an online candidate portal to submit applications. All applications are confidential.

For full consideration, the NomCom must receive applications by 11 March 2022, 23:59 UTC.

Candidate applications that remain incomplete at the end of this period will not be considered.

Following receipt of the applications, the NomCom will consider all applicants and select a shortlist of qualified candidates.

Selections are estimated to be announced in July 2022. Successful candidates will assume their positions at the conclusion of the ICANN75 Annual General Meeting in September 2022.

Meetings, Travel, Reimbursement, and Compensation

All positions require regular participation in virtual meetings via telephone and Zoom. The positions may involve significant international travel when pandemic-related travel restrictions lift. Reasonable and properly documented expenses incurred in the course of service by all selected leaders will be reimbursed.

Open Positions

The 2022 NomCom will fill eight open leadership positions:

  • Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors
  • One member of the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors
  • Two regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – (one each from Europe and North America)
  • One member of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council
  • One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council
The 2022 Nominating Committee Will Fill Eight Open Leadership Positions: Three open positions, Three-year term, ICANN Board of Directors. One open position, Three-year term, PTI Board of Directors. One open position, Three-year term, ccNSO Council. Two open positions, Two-year term. At-Large Advisory Committee, Europe, North America. One open position, Two-year term, GNSO Council, Non-Voting.

Leadership Positions Information

The following documents provide information (criteria and time commitment) about the ICANN Leadership Positions to be filled by the 2022 NomCom:

Board and Community Recommendations to NomCom


2022 Nominating Committee Timeline


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 Identifiers (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.

An infographic explaining what the Nominating Committee does and how it operates.

NomCom Delegates:

Nomcom Group Zoom Photo

Leadership: Michael Graham (Chair), Damon Ashcraft (Chair-Elect) and Ole Jacobsen (Associate Chair).

Committee Delegates: Taiwo Peter Akinremi (GNSO-NCUC), Ali AlMeshal (ALAC-AP), Tijani Ben Jemaa (ALAC-AF), Vittorio Bertola (IETF), Paul Diaz (GNSO-RySG), Judith Hellerstein (ALAC-NA), Brajesh Jain (ASO), Juhani Juselius (ccNSO), Yrjö Länsipuro (ALAC-EUR), Pam Little (GNSO-RrSG), Scott McCormick (GNSO-CBUC Large), Amir Qayyum (RSSAC), Vanda Scartezini (ALAC-LAC), Vicky Sheckler (GNSO-IPC), Adetola Sogbesan (GNSO-CBUC Small), John R. Woodworth (GNSO-ISPCP)

Nominating Committee Delegates BiographiesClick here

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"""" is not an IDN."