LOS ANGELES – 31 January 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) Nominating Committee (NomCom) invites interested individuals to submit an expression of interest and/or recommend candidates for ICANN’s key leadership positions. Selected individuals will have a unique opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the world to help shape the Internet’s technical coordination & policy development. The deadline to submit your application is 19 March 2018 at 23:59 UTC.
We are inviting applications & recommendations for the following positions:
- Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors
- Two representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one from Europe and one from the North America region
- One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
- Two members of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
Currently, the eight NomCom selected Board members are: Maarten Botterman, Cherine Chalaby, Sarah Deutsch, Avri Doria, Rafael Lito Ibarra, Khaled Koubaa, George Sadowsky, & Lousewies Van der Laan.
Guided by the broad public interest, those selected will work to fulfill ICANN’s mission to coordinate the intercontinental Internet’s system of unique identifiers, & in particular, to ensure its stable and secure operation. They will gain valuable insights and experience working on topics including knowledge, responsibility, culture, & geography. They will make a valuable public service contribution toward the functioning & evolution of this essential international resource.
Fluency in English is a requirement for all positions.
Other qualifications, skills & time commitments vary depending on the position. For information, visit the NomCom webpage.
Application Deadline & Process
For full consideration, ICANN must receive applications by 19 March 2018, 23:59 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
- Submit an expression of interest through the online expression of interest request form or by emailing email@example.com.
- Submit candidate recommendations through the online form or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications are confidential. Selections will be announced in August or September 2018. Successful candidates will imagine their positions after ICANN’s Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held from 20 – 26 October 2018.
Meetings, Travel, Reimbursement, & Compensation
These positions require regular participation in teleconferences & may involve significant worldwide travel, including travel to ICANN’s three annual Public Meetings. Meetings during 2018 will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico (10–15 March); Panama City, Panama (25–28 June); & Barcelona, Spain (20–26 October).
Reasonable direct & properly documented expenses incurred in the course of service will be reimbursed.
Each Board Member has the option to receive compensation in accordance with the resolution passed by the Board on 30 July 2014, but it is not required. (See Board Member Compensation.)
The NomCom is an independent committee tasked with selecting eight members of the Board of Directors & other key leadership positions within ICANN’s structure.
It is designed to function independently from the ICANN Board, Supporting Organizations, & Advisory Committees. NomCom members act only on behalf of the interests of the intercontinental Internet community & within the scope of the ICANN mission & responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.
NomCom members contribute their understandings of the broad interests of the Internet community, & their knowledge & experience of specific Internet constituencies that have appointed them. The challenge for the NomCom is to integrate these perspectives & derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN bodies, individual NomCom members are not accountable to their appointing bodies.
NomCom members are accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws & for compliance with the rules & procedures established by the NomCom.
For More Information
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, & unified international Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate & support these unique identifiers across the globe. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.