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IAB Seeks Volunteers for the 2015 ICANN Nominating Committee

The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2015 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) by August 2014. The IAB would therefore like to ask the community for volunteers to serve on the ICANN NomCom. Our current appointee, Russ Mundy is unable to serve another term.  The IAB thanks Russ for his service and wishes him well.

If you are interested in serving on the ICANN NomCom, please send a short e-mail to and with your motivation and information concerning your familiarity with the IETF and ICANN. The deadline for volunteering is 19 July 2014.

After asking for community input on the candidates, the IAB will select from the available candidates, taking into account the familiarity with ICANN and the IETF, their roles, and their processes. The selected candidate will serve on the ICANN NomCom on personal title; however, we will be looking for a candidate who has an understanding of the interests of the technical community.

The ICANN NomCom process itself is governed by the ICANN bylaws; an abstract of the relevant articles can be found at  In addition, each NomCom determines a number of its own operational procedures, including the role of the NomCom in recruiting and selecting candidates for ICANN leadership positions.  Based on Russ Mundy’s experience, the time commitment is significant.  The selected person should be prepared to participate in the recruitment of potential candidates for ICANN leadership positions (a few hours per month November through April); a few hours on conference calls each month (and even more near selection); ten or more hours per month reviewing and assessing candidate qualifications in April, May, and June; and multiple days of face-to-face meetings of the full NomCom at each of the three ICANN meetings.

The ICANN NomCom typically meets in person at or around three consecutive ICANN meetings in various locations throughout the world, resulting next summer in a final slate of candidates for the ICANN Board, the GNSO, ccNSO, and ALAC.

NOTE: ICANN does cover travel and hotel costs for a pre-determined number of days at each of the 3 consecutive ICANN meetings.

Candidates should be able to join monthly teleconferences (typically at UTC 14:00), with the expectation that these teleconferences will held weekly during the candidate assessment process in May and June.

For more information about the ICANN NomCom see:

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