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2024 ICANN Nominating Committee

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An Update from the 2024 ICANN Nominating Committee


Open Positions

The 2024 NomCom will fill seven open leadership positions:

  • Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors
  • Two regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one each from the Europe region; and the North America region
  • One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council
  • One member of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council
This is an infographic of The 2024 Open Leadership Positions to be selected by the 2024 NomCom: Three open positions serving three-year term for the ICANN Board of Directors. There are two open positions serving two-year term for ALAC, one position for North America, and one for Europe. Additionally, there is an Open position serving a three-year term for the ccNSO Council and lastly one open position serving a two-year term - Non-voting GNSO Council.

Leadership Positions Information

The following documents provide information (criteria and time commitment) about the ICANN Leadership Positions to be filled by the 2024 NomCom:

Board and Community Recommendations to NomCom


The 2024 Nominating Committee Timeline has 5 Phases: Phase 1: Planning Phase runs from October to December 2023, to include the NomCom Delegate Onboarding and forming NomCom Sub- Committees. Outreach Events are also Confirmed. Phase 2: Recruitment Phase running November to March 2024. Recruitment/and Perform Outreach. The Application Period opens January 2024 through March2024.Phase 3: Assessment phase, is conducted from March to June with Soft Dive Candidates during March through April, following Deep Dive Candidates from March to May. Reference Checks if needed, will be from April through June. Due diligence begins end of May thru June. Virtual Interviews with Shortlist Candidates in May. Phase 4:  Selection Phase. Final Board candidates in-person interviews in June and all final selections completed during the ICANN Public meeting. The Selection/Announcement in September, Phase 5: The Reporting Phase that is completed October to November – consists of publication of year NomCom report and status, NomCom evaluations and candidate surveys.


The Nominating Committee (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 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.

This is an infographic of an overview of the Nominating Committee Structure. The Nominating Committee (NomCom) is responsible for appointing a number of seats to the ICANN Board of Directors, PTI, ALAC, ccNSO, GNSO. The NomCom delegates act only on behalf of the interest of the global internet community and within the scope of ICANN mission and responsibility assigned by the ICANN bylaws. They Operate and consist of 15 voting delegates along with a number of nonvoting leaders, advisors, and delegates that currently serve 1 year term. And no more than 2 successive terms. Terms must elapse before they are eligible to serve again. A non-voting Chair, appointed by the Board; A non-voting Chair-Elect, appointed by the Board as a non-voting advisor; A non-voting liaison appointed by the Root Server System Advisory Committee A non-voting liaison appointed by the Security and Stability Advisory Committee A non-voting liaison appointed by the Governmental Advisory Committee. There are Five voting delegates selected by the At-Large Advisory Committee, Voting delegates to the Nominating Committee shall be selected from the Generic Names Supporting Organization: One delegate from the Registries Stakeholder Group, and One delegate from the Registrars Stakeholder Group. Two delegates from the Business Constituency, one representing small business users and one representing large business users; One delegate from the Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency One delegate from the Intellectual Property Constituency; and One delegate from consumer and civil society groups, selected by the Non-Commercial Users Constituency. One voting delegate each selected by the following entities: The Council of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization.

NomCom Delegates:

Leadership: Amir Qayyum (Chair), Paul Diaz (Chair-Elect) and Vanda Scartezini (Associate Chair).

Committee Delegates: Lia Hernandez (ALAC-LAC), Pascal Bekono (GNSO-NCUC), Maureen Hilyard (ALAC-AP), Tom Barrett (GNSO-RrSG), Seun Ojedeji (ALAC-AF), Suzanne Woolf (IETF), Mia Brickhouse (GNSO-CBUC Large), Vivek Goyal (GNSO-CBUC Small), Alfredo Calderon-Serrano (ALAC-NA), Rao Naveed Bin Rais (RSSAC), Ron da Silva (ASO), Betty Fausta (ALAC-EUR), Sophie Mitchell (ccNSO), Robert Guerra (SSAC), Craig Schwartz (GNSO-RySG), Flip Petillion (GNSO-IPC), Santanu Acharya (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."