[NA-Discuss] ICANN is looking for qualified people to fill leadership positions within its organization - Deadline is April 2, 2011.

Avri Doria avri at ella.com
Wed Mar 2 18:48:37 UTC 2011


This is the message I send whenever I see a solicitation for Nomcom.

I think that Nomcom is currently flawed in that it is managed/coordinated by staff as opposed to being a totally separate function as I believe it is defined to be.

This combined by the utter secrecy and non transparency of the process allows for a situation where ICANN officers can, should they be wish,  affect the outcome.  The process is especially vulnerable to influence by acts of omission and to other difficult to discover acts. 

I am not making an accusation against any of the staff that serve to support the Nomcom itself, they are nice hard working people who are loyal ICANN employees who do what they are instructed to do.  It is the possibility of misdeed by those more senior that concerns me.

I advise everyone I know to avoid ICANN Nomcom, and will continue to do so until such time as it has a completely separate staffing.  I also avoid it myself, but that is as much because I do not believe that insiders, which I am defining as people who have already been active in ICANN for 4 years or more in recent years, as for reasons of mistrust and for the personal reason of having been burned without real redress in a nomcom like process in the recent past.


On 1 Mar 2011, at 20:35, Eduardo Diaz wrote:

> All:
> This is just a reminder of a message I sent last year. The deadline is just
> fast approaching.
> Thanks.
> ---0---
> I am writing to all of you as member of the ICANN's Nominating Committee.
> We are inviting statements of interest (SOI) from the Internet Community to
> apply for the following leadership positions:


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