Reminder ASO AC Call for Nominations for Seat 9 on the ICANN Board of Directors

This message is sent on behalf of the ASO AC

5 October 2020

On 15 September 2020, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) issued a call for nominations for Seat 9 of the ICANN Board of Directors. Nominations are being accepted until 15 November 2020.

The selected candidate will serve for a three-year term, which will begin at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Assembly at the ICANN 72 Meeting, scheduled from 23-28 October 2021 in Seattle, USA.

Eligibility Requirements

All nominated candidates must meet the selection criteria and conflict of interest requirements as outlined in Article 7 of the ICANN Bylaws[1]. The nominated candidates will undergo a due diligence review by an independent ICANN contractor.

Nomination Process

Community members are invited to submit nominations by email to nominations [at] aso [dot] icann [dot] org by Sunday, 15 November 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

Nominations must include the following information:

  • The full name of the person being nominated
  • Contact email address of the person being nominated
  • Contact telephone number of the person being nominated
  • The full name of the person making the nomination
  • Contact email address for the person making the nomination
  • Contact telephone number of the person making the nomination

Regional Restrictions

The ICANN Bylaws state that the Directors selected by a Supporting Organization (SO) for its assigned Board seat(s) cannot reside in the same geographic region (see Section 7.2:c). The current ASO AC selection for Seat 10, Maemura Akinori, resides in the APNIC region. Therefore, no nominations for Seat 9 can be accepted from candidates residing in the APNIC region.

Important Dates

  • Nomination Phase: 15 September 2020 – 15 November 2020
  • Comment Phase: 21 December 2020 – 17 January 2021
  • ICANN Due Diligence for nominated candidates
  • Interview Phase: 25 January 2021 – 30 March 2021
  • Selection Phase (deliberation): 1 – 16 April 2021
  • Selection Phase (voting): 19 – 25 April 2021
  • Announcement of selected candidate: around 30 April 2021

Further Information

More information and updated announcements will be added to the dedicated 2021 Seat 9 elections page on the ASO website:

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:

If you have any questions about the elections or the election process, please contact secretariat [at] nro [dot] net.

[1] ICANN Bylaws: