2012 ICANN Nominating Committee
Updated 24 April 2012
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Nominating Committee 2012 Timeline
IGF Open Consultation and MAG Meeting
14 – 16 Feb
New Delhi, India
21 Feb – 2 Mar
43rd ICANN Meeting
San Jose, Costa Rica
11 – 16 Mar
44th ICANN Meeting
Prague, Czech Republic
24 – 29 June
45th ICANN Meeting
14 – 18 October
Vanda Scartezini (Chair), Rob Hall (Chair Elect), Jose Manuel Alonso, Lyman Chapin, Joao Damas, Sarah Deutsch, Mohamed El Bashir, J. Scott Evans, Maria Farrell, Hartmut Glaser, Anthony Harris, Ole Jacobsen, Yrjö Länsipuro, Glenn McKnight, Jacqueline Morris, Krista Papac, Waudo Siganga, Ken Stubbs, Siranush Vardanyan, and Jian Zhang
For additional information on Nominating Committee members, click here
Candidates must ask the people they select as referees for their agreement to do so before the referees' names are submitted to the NomCom. Those agreeing to serve as references should know they will be asked by the NomCom to provide a reference and should understand the purpose of the reference and NomCom process. Candidates may wish to provide their references with a copy of their SOI submitted to the NomCom, so that referees can respond knowledgeably to the NomCom's request for information. The NomCom recommends that Candidates choose their references carefully so the NomCom has a broad view of a Candidate's experiences and abilities.
- Current NomCom members must not be included as references. See the NomCom home page http://nomcom.icann.org/#members
- Current ICANN staff must not be included as references. See http://www.icann.org/general/staff.html.
The NomCom will not consult as a reference anyone who is also a Candidate under consideration for the same position. The NomCom encourages candidates to identify this issue for any potential references to avoid any collision of this type. Because of our confidentiality commitment, the NomCom will be unable to advise Candidates about another person's presence in the Candidate pool, therefore in the event of a collision between the candidate and a referee, NomCom will not be able to identify for you whether any specific references are unusable. NomCom will, however, encourage any colliding referees to consult with the affected candidates to identify a potential need to submit a replacement reference.
- 2012 NomCom Final Report
- Advice from the ICANN Board on Board Skills to the Nominating Committee
- Community Recommendations on Board Skills to the Nominating Committee
- 2012 NomCom Presentation (revised) given at ICANN General Meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica
- 2012 NomCom Workshop Presentation Costa Rica
- 2011 NomCom Presentation given at ICANN General Meeting in Dakar, Senegal
- Nominating Committee Procedures
- Nominating Committee Guidelines
- Guidelines to Preserve Transparency of Nominating Committee (NomCom) Activities
- Invitation for Statements of Interest
- Leadership Positions
- Conflict of Interest Policy
The NomCom is responsible for the selection of eight ICANN Board Members and for other selections as are set forth in the Bylaws. (See Bylaws Article VII, Section 1.)
The NomCom is charged with populating a portion of the ICANN Board as noted above, as well as the ALAC, the ccNSO Council and the GNSO Council. The NomCom complements the other means for filling a portion of key ICANN leadership positions achieved within the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees.
The Bylaws also state that the NomCom shall adopt such operating procedures as it deems necessary, which shall be published on the ICANN website.
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.
Members contribute to the NomCom both their understanding of the broad interests of the Internet as a whole and their knowledge and experience of the concerns and interests of the Internet stakeholders that 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 constituencies. Members are, of course, accountable for adherence to the Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct agreed to by the 2012 ICANN Nominating Committee
Committee and Related Announcements
- NomCom Announces Selections
- NomCom Application Period Closed
- NomCom Extends Application Deadline
- Apply Now for ICANN's Leadership Positions
- Nominating Committee Convenes in Dakar
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.
Members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the NomCom.
Recent ICANN Public Meetings have been held in South Korea, Kenya, Colombia, Singapore and Senegal. Meetings during 2012 are scheduled for San Jose, Costa Rica, Prague, Czech Republic and Toronto, Canada..
Click here for a page collecting the provisions of the ICANN Bylaws relating to the Nominating Committee.
Apply Now to Join the ICANN Board, the Councils of GNSO and CCNSO, and the ALAC
Application Period is Now Closed
Invitation for Statements of Interest and Suggestions for Candidates
ICANN's Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites Statements of Interest and candidate recommendations from the Internet community for key leadership positions to fulfill ICANN's technical and policy coordination role. Interested individuals are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to the 2012 NomCom for the following positions:
- Three members of the Board of Directors of ICANN
- Two At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the Europe and North America regions)
- One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
- One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN's structure. ICANN is a non-profit public benefit, corporation dedicated to: preserving the operational security and stability of the Internet; promoting competition; achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and supporting the development of policies appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.
Individuals selected by the NomCom will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe, address the Internet's intriguing technical coordination problems and policy development challenges with diverse functional, cultural, and geographic dimensions, and gain valuable insights and experience from working across boundaries of knowledge, responsibility and perspective.
Those selected will gain the satisfaction of making a valuable public service contribution towards the continued function and evolution of an essential global resource. Considering the broad public interest, those selected will work to achieve the goals towards which ICANN is dedicated in order to facilitate the Internet's critically important societal functions.
Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions. These positions may involve significant international travel, including personal presence at periodic ICANN Public Meetings, as well as regular telephone and Internet communications. Direct expenses incurred in the course of duty will be reimbursed. Each Board Member may choose to receive compensation, but is not required to do so. (See: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-08dec11-en.htm#3)
Statements of Interest for the positions described above can be submitted through an on-line application form or by contacting email@example.com.
Applications will be considered in confidence and should be received by 16 April 2012 for full consideration. Selections will be announced in early September 2012. Successful candidates will take up their positions following ICANN's Annual Meeting in October 2012.
Candidate recommendations, questions or comments may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the 2012 Nominating Committee is available at http://nomcom.icann.org.