Wednesday, November 18, 2009

ICANN seeks applications to board, GNSO, ccNSO, ALAC

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is seeking competent and capable candidates from the global Internet community for key leadership positions to fulfill its technical and policy coordination role. Interested individuals are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to the 2010 Nom Com for the seven available positions, reports CHARLES OKOH.

Three of these would be members of the Board of Directors of ICANN, while two go to At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the European and North American regions); one member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO); one member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

The Nominating Committee (Nom Com) is an independent committee tasked with selecting a majority of the members of the Board of Directors and other key positions within ICANN’s structure.

ICANN is an internationally organized, 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.

A press statement available to ITRealms Online indicated that individuals selected by Nom Com 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, those selected 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 Alvestrand, Steve Crocker, Dennis Jennings, Gonzalo Navarro, Rajasekhar Ramaraj, George Sadowsky, Jean-Jacques Subrenat and Katim Touray.

Statements of Interest for the positions described above can be submitted through an on-line application form at http://forms.icann.org/cgi/soi.cgi or by contacting nomcom2010@icann.org.

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