ICANN’s Nominating Committee Receives Largest Number of Applicants Since 2003

The 2013 Nominating Committee application period closed on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 23:59 UTC. At the deadline, the NomCom had received 110 Statements of Interest, more than in any one year after 2003, when there were also 110. This year, there are 12 candidates from Africa, 30 are from Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands, 32 are from Europe, 18 are from Latin America/Caribbean Islands and 18 are from North America. 27 candidates are female, 83 are male.

Candidates have expressed primary interest in serving as follows: 78 on the ICANN Board, 24 on the GNSO Council, 14 on the ccNSO Council, and 30 on the ALAC. Some candidates have asked to be considered for more than one position.

The 2013 Nominating Committee (NomCom) has the task to select qualified candidates for the following key positions within ICANN:

  • Three members of the Board of Directors of ICANN
  • Three members of the At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) (one each from the Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands and Latin America/Caribbean Islands regions)
  • Two members of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
  • One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

Individuals selected by the NomCom will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe, address intriguing technical coordination problems and related policy development challenges with diverse functional, cultural, and geographic dimensions, and gain valuable insights and experience from working across these boundaries of knowledge, responsibility and perspective.

The 2013 NomCom began its work in October 2012 after the ICANN Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, and has since then organized outreach events in multiple locations in addition to individual outreach activities performed by its members globally. The NomCom holds frequent conference calls to plan and follow-up its work.

More information regarding the Nominating Committee can be found at http://nomcom.icann.org/. Selections will be announced in early September 2013. Successful candidates will take up their positions following ICANN‘s Annual General Meeting in November 2013.

Candidate questions or comments may also be emailed to nomcom2013@icann.org.

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