Call for Nominations for the Interim Possition Representative of the LACNIC Region in the NRO Number Council / ASO Address Council

Call for Nominations for the Interim Possition Representative of the Lacnic Region in the NRO Number Council / ASO Address Council

According to the Memorandum of Understanding, Session 3, Item D:

Lacnic announce an extraordinary call for nominations for the position that is now vacant due to the resignation of Alejandro Guzmán Giraldo, received on April 2nd, 2013.

The elected representative will serve a period of about one year and eight months of mandate. The duration of the mandate will be until December 31st, 2014 (Ending date of the mandate that was supposed to fulfill the representative who resigned).

Any individual may be nominated within this process, with the exception of staff members of any Regional Internet Registries. Self-nominations are permitted.

To nominate a candidate, please send an email to according to the conditions detailed below.

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:

  • 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 30th, 2013 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 30th, 2013) expressions of support to the different candidates will be received. Only candidates who are supported by at least 2 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 elections for the position of the interim representative of the NRO Number Council/ASO Address Council from the Lacnic region; will take place during the Public Policy Forum in the city of Medellin, Colombia from the 5th to the 10th of May, 2013.

  • 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 counted, the person who has obtained the largest number of votes will be proclaimed the representative of the Lacnic region to the NC for a period of about one year and eight months of mandate, from the date of announcing the result until December 31st 2014.

  • 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

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 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.