Call for Nominations for Representatives to the NRO Number Council/ASO Address council from LACNIC Region.                             

This is an open call for nominations from the LACNIC region to fill one (1) seat on the NRO Number Council to cover the vacancy generated by the position of Jorge Daniel Villa which ends his term as representative of LACNIC region on December 31st 2014. The elected representative must be willing to serve a term of three (3) years starting on January 1st 2015.

The NRO Number Council representatives now fulfil the role of ICANN's ASO Address Council. Responsibilities of NRO NC representatives are outlined in the ASO Memorandum of Understanding at:

http://www.nro.net/documents/icann-address-supporting-organization-aso-mou

  • Calling for candidates starts on February 6, 2014. The candidate must be a person from LACNIC´s region. Submitting of candidates, candidate's acknowledgment, and fulfilment of other requirements detailed below are due on April 7, 2014 at 20:00 UTC.
  • As the applications are being received, the candidate's names will be published in LACNIC´s web site. Within the same period of time (by April 7, 2014) expressions of support to the different candidates will be received. Only candidates who are supported by at least 5 people are allowed to run for the election.
  • Information about the nominated candidates (acknowledgement of nominations, expressions of support, candidate's biographical information) will be published in LACNIC´s web site.
  • The election of the candidate representative to the AC/NC will be held on May 7, 2014 in Cancún, Mexico, during LACNIC´s Public Policy Forum.
  • Casting of votes will be made through a ballot paper containing a list of the candidate's names.
  • People who are in the meeting room at the moment of the election will be allowed to vote if they meet the following conditions: have registered for the meeting and are from countries within LACNIC´s service area.
  • Voters may mark one (1) candidate in the ballot paper. Each mark will be equal to one vote.
  • Vote will be anonymous.
  • A three-people-committee appointed by the Public Policy Forum will be in charge of counting the votes. No candidate could be member of this Committee.
  • Once the votes are count, the person who has obtained the largest number of marks (votes) will be proclaimed the representative of LACNIC region to the NC for the three years term starting on January 1st 2015 until December 31st 2018.
  • In the case the vote is tied, it will be cast again. Only the candidates who are tied will participate on the second voting.

To nominate a candidate, please send an email to nominations-ac@lacnic.net. The following information is required in this email:

  1. Name of nominee:
  2. Country of residence:
  3. Organization name:
  4. E-mail address:
  5. Postal address:
  6. Phone number:
  7. Biographical information:
  8. Motivation for nomination:
  9. Name of nominating individual:
  10. Organization:
  11. E-mail address:

All confirmed nominations will be listed on LACNIC´s website with biographical information.

To express support for nominated individuals, please send a message to apoyos-ac@lacnic.net with the following information:

  1. Name of nominee:
  2. Name of supporting individual:
  3. Organization:
  4. E-mail address:

1. The Address Supporting Organization

The ASO was created through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was executed on October 18, 1999 between the three existing Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and ICANN. This MoU was endorsed by LACNIC on October 31, 2002 when LACNIC got its official recognition. In October 21st 2004, a new MoU was signed by ICANN and the Number Resource Organization on behalf of the Regional Internet Registries. Under this new MoU, the NRO Number Council performs the function of the ASO Address Council.

The main function of the ASO is to make recommendations to ICANN Board and participate in the development of global polices regarding IP address matters.

Normally, proposals for global policies within the area of ASO responsibility will be developed within context of the RIRs' policy development forums, and then forwarded to ICANN through the ASO. Submissions by interested parties and other ICANN bodies will also be considered by this organization.

The ASO is responsible for the appointment of two (2) Directors to ICANN, in accordance with ICANN's bylaws.

The ASO conducts its business in an open and transparent fashion.

2. The Address Council

The Address Council is responsible for managing the business functions of the ASO. Each RIR selects three (3) individuals to serve as members of the Address Council. One of them is appointed by the Board of each RIR and the others two are elected through an open call for nominations and voted during the Open Policy Forum of each RIR.

The other major role of the Address Council is the appointment of Directors to the ICANN Board of Directors. The Address Council follows the procedures described in the MoU, using an open call for nominations and an open process of selection.

3. The Role of Members of the Address Council

Members of the Address Council will not receive any compensation or reimbursement of expenses from the ASO. They will not be indemnified by the ASO, nor will the ASO obtain insurance coverage relating to the liability of the actions of members of the Address Council.

Council members will not represent any RIR, nor act as a representative of any other body. The Council members are appointed in their individual capacity, and their membership shall not be proxied by any other individual or organization.

Upon request, LACNIC will pay ASO AC meeting travel expenses for the three representatives it votes onto the Address Council.

4. Address Council Nominations Process

Any individual from the Lacnic region may be nominated in this process, with the exception of staff members of any Regional Internet Registry, members of Lacnic's Board of Directors, and any individual having the same nationality as one of the ASO/AC members appointed by the Lacnic community and currently in office.

Self-nominations are allowed.

In order to be accepted, candidates must state that they are aware of Lacnic's policy development process, the role of the ASO AC, and the mechanisms through which the community can participate in these processes.

If the deadline for submission of candidates expires and no candidate meeting all the requirements above has been nominated, a new 15-day nominations period will be announced during which the restriction regarding candidates' country of origin shall not apply.

Should a member of the ASO AC be elected to Lacnic's Board of Directors, said member shall resign from the ASO AC before taking office on the Board.

To nominate a candidate, please send an email to nominations-ac@lacnic.net according to the conditions detailed above.