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2009 Nomination Period Opens For ICANN Leadership Positions

2 December 2008

ICANN's Nominating Committee invites Statements of Interest and candidate
recommendations from the Internet community as it seeks qualified candidates
to assist in ICANN's technical and policy coordination role. Interested
individuals are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to the 2009
Committee for the following positions:

   - Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors
   - Three At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from
   Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific and Latin America & Caribbean regions)
   - Two members of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization
   - One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting
   Organization (ccNSO)

ICANN's Nominating Committee (Nom Com) is an independent committee tasked
with selecting a majority of the members of ICANN's Board of Directors and
other positions within ICANN's Supporting Organisations. ICANN is an
internationally organised, public benefit, non-profit corporation dedicated
to: preserving the operational security and stability of the Internet;
promoting competition; achieving broad representation of global Internet
communities; and supporting the development of policies appropriate to its
mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.

Individuals selected by the Nominating Committee will have a unique
opportunity to work with accomplished colleagues from around the globe,
address the Internet's intriguing technical coordination problems and policy
development challenges with diverse functional, cultural, and geographic
dimensions, and gain valuable insights and experience from working across
boundaries of knowledge, responsibility and perspective.

Those selected will gain the satisfaction of making a valuable public
service contribution towards the continued function and evolution of an
essential global resource. Considering the broad public interest, nominees
will work to achieve the goals towards which ICANN is dedicated in order to
facilitate the Internet's critically important societal functions.

Current Board members who have been selected by the Nominating Committee
include: Harald Tveit Alvastrand, Steve Crocker, Roberto Gaetano, Steven
Goldstein, Dennis Jennings, Rajasekhar Ramaraj, Jean-Jacques Subrenat and
Katim Touray (see, http://www.icann.org/en/general/board.html).

Statements of Interest for the positions described above can be submitted
through nomcom2009 at icann.org.

More information regarding the Nominating Committee can be found at
http://nomcom.icann.org. Applications will be considered confidentially and
should be received by 15 April 2009 for full consideration. Selections will
be announced in early September 2009. Successful candidates will take up
their positions following ICANN's Annual Meeting in October 2009.

Candidate recommendations, questions or comments may also be emailed to
ICANN at nomcom2009 at icann.org.

The Nominating Committee is designed to function independently from the
ICANN Board, Supporting Organisations, and Advisory Committees. Nominating
Committee members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet
community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities
assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

Nominating Committee members contribute understanding of the broad interests
of the Internet community as a whole, and knowledge and experience of
specific Internet constituencies who have appointed them.

The challenge for the Nominating Committee is to integrate these
perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by
Supporting Organisations and other ICANN entities, individual Nominating
Committee members are not accountable to their appointing constituencies.

Members are, of course, accountable for adherence to the ICANN Bylaws and
for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the Nominating

Successful candidates are not remunerated, although direct expenses incurred
in the course of duty will be reimbursed. These positions may involve
significant international travel, including personal presence at periodic
ICANN meetings, as well as regular telephone and Internet communications.

Recent ICANN Meetings have been held in Canada, New Zealand, Morocco,
Brazil, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the United States, India, France and Egypt.
Meetings during 2009 are scheduled for Mexico City, Mexico, Sydney,
Australia, Seoul, Korea. The diverse locations facilitate participation
across the world's Internet community.

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