Comment Phase Open for 2018 ICANN Board Seat 9 Elections

This message is sent on behalf of the Number Resource Organization (NRO).

In line with the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the ICANN Bylaws, the ASO Address Council (AC) is responsible for the appointment of a representative to serve on Seat 9 of the ICANN Board.

Following a call for candidates, the ASO AC is pleased to announce that

the following four candidates are standing for election:

  • Johan Mikael “Julf” Helsingius
  • Kris Seeburn
  • Ron da Silva
  • William Michael Cunningham 

In accordance with the ASO AC election procedures, the comment period is now open and will close on 18 March 2018. To comment, please visit the following web page and click on each candidate's name: https://aso.icann.org/comment-phase-open-for-2018-icann-board-seat-9-elections/

Please note that as per section 9.4.5 of the ASO AC Operating Procedures, all comments will be moderated by the ASO secretariat prior to being published on the ASO website. 

Selection Process

  • Nomination Phase: 2 October 2017 – 17 December 2017
  • Comment Phase: 18 December 2017 – 18 March 2018
  • Interview Phase: 17 January 2018 – 18 March 2018
  • Selection Phase: 19 March 2018 – 18 April 2018
  • Due Diligence Review: 19 April 2018 – 17 May 2018
  • Announcement: Around 19 May 2018

All phases will conclude at 23:59 UTC on the date specified.

Further Information

For further information and updated announcements on the election process, please see the dedicated 2017-18 Election page: https://aso.icann.org/aso-icann/icann-board-elections/2017-elections/

Detailed procedures for election of individuals to the ICANN Board of Directors by the ASO AC can be found in Section 9 of the ASO AC Operating Procedures:
https://aso.icann.org/documents/operational-documents/operating-procedures-of-the-address-council-of-the-address-supporting-organization/

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