Re: [apnic-talk] [apnic-announce] Call for Nominations for Members of th

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  • Subject: Re: [apnic-talk] [apnic-announce] Call for Nominations for Members of the Address Council
  • From: Jeff Williams <jwkckid1 at ix dot netcom dot com>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 17:10:17 +0100
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    • Dear fellow members,
        Why is it that only RIR' can select candidates for the address council?
      This seems to be in direct violation of the precepts and requirnemnts
      of the White Paper and the NTIA/ICANN MoU...
      APNIC Secretariat wrote:
      > [Note "reply-to:" field]
      > -------------------------------------------------------
      > This is a call for nominations of individuals to serve as members of the
      > Address Council, a body that is to be established under the authority of
      > the Address Supporting Organization (ASO).
      > This document describes the functions of the ASO, the Address Council and
      > the role of the council members, as well as describing the process that
      > will be followed in the selection of Address Council members. If you are
      > interested in nominating an individual for this role, or if you are
      > interested in being nominated as a member of the Address Council, please
      > read through this document carefully.
      > 1. The Address Supporting Organization
      > --------------------------------------
      > The ASO will be created though a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that
      > will be executed between the current Regional Internet Registries and
      > ICANN. The ASO is to be a consensus-based advisory body established within
      > the ICANN Framework. The ICANN bylaws assign to the ASO the responsibility
      > for the development of global policies relating to the distribution and
      > registration of Interent address space, inter-domain routing identifiers
      > and that part of the DNS name space that is used to name these addresses
      > and identifiers.
      > Normally, proposals for global policies within the area of ASO
      > responsibility will be developed within the context of the RIRs' policy
      > development forums and then forwarded to ICANN through the ASO.
      > Submissions by interested parties and other ICANN bodies will also be
      > considered by the ASO.
      > The ASO is also responsible for the appointment of a number of Directors
      > to ICANN, in accordance with the bylaws of ICANN.
      > The ASO will conduct its business in an open and transparent fashion.
      > 2. The Address Council
      > ----------------------
      > The Address Supporting Organization will create an Address Council to
      > manage its business functions. Each RIR will select 3 individuals to serve
      > as members of the Address Council, using an open and transparent
      > procedure.
      > The members of the Address Council will manage the process of the
      > development of policy in areas defined as being the responsibility of the
      > ASO, using the MoU-defined procedures as a guideline. Specifically, this
      > will include the periodic hosting of an open General Assembly of the ASO,
      > as well as the management of policy development activities.
      > The other major aspect of the role of the Address Council is the
      > appointment of Directors to the ICANN Board of Directors. The Address
      > Council will follow the procedures described in the MoU, using an open
      > call for nominations and an open process of selection.
      > 3. The Role of Members of the Address Council
      > ---------------------------------------------
      > Each member of the Address Council is expected to serve for a period of 3
      > years. The initial terms of appointment will be staggered terms of 1, 2,
      > and 3 years to ensure that one third of the Address Council is appointed
      > each year.
      > No member of the Address Council shall be entitled to any compensation or
      > reimbursement of expenses from the ASO. No member of the Address Council
      > shall be imdemnified by the ASO, nor will the ASO obtain insurance
      > coverage relating to the liability of the actions of members of the
      > Address Council.
      > Council members shall not represent any RIR, nor shall they act as a
      > representative of any other body. The Council members are appointed in
      > their individual capacity, and their membership shall not be proxied by
      > any other individual or organization.
      > One of the major tasks for the initial members of the Address Council
      > shall be the development of appropriate open and transparent processes
      > relating to the appointment of future members of the Address Council, and
      > the adoption of procedures for the selection of appointments to the ICANN
      > Board of Directors.
      > 4. Address Council Nominations Process
      > --------------------------------------
      > Three individuals from the Asia Pacific Region will be selected to serve
      > as initial members of the Address Council. The selection will be made from
      > the set of individuals who have been nominated within this process.
      > Any individual may be nominated within this process, with the exception of
      > any staff member of any Regional Internet Registry. Self-nominations are
      > permitted.
      > Nominations are to be made by completing and submitting the form at
      > .
      > For further information, please see .
      > All nominations must be submitted on or before 27 September 1999 and must
      > be in English.
      > All nominees will be contacted via email to confirm their willingness to
      > serve as an Address Council member. If the nominee is not contactable via
      > email then the nomination will not be confirmed.
      > All confirmed nominations will be listed on the APNIC web site as soon as
      > they are confirmed. A procedure to allow others to express support for
      > nominated individuals will be published on this web site.
      > The criteria for selection will include the individual's experience in
      > serving the Internet community in the Asia Pacific region, expressions of
      > support, familiarity with the intended roles of ICANN and the ASO,
      > familiarity with the role of APNIC, residence in the Asia Pacific region,
      > support from the individual's employer to the time and resource commitment
      > required to discharge the duties of this role, and geographic diversity of
      > the three individuals from within the Asia Pacific region.
      > For reasons of the relatively short time allowed for the selection process
      > for this initial Address Council, the members' Executive Committee of
      > APNIC will select three individuals to serve on the Address Council. The
      > Executive Council will take into account the criteria listed here. The
      > basis of the decision will be documented in a selection report that will
      > be published on the APNIC web site.
      > The selected individuals will be announced on 4 October 1999.
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