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Request for volunteers or nominations to 2018 ICANN NomCom

The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2018 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Tim Wicinski has filled this role for the IETF community for the past two years and cannot seek another term due to term limits; the IAB thanks him for his service. The IAB would therefore like to ask the community for volunteers to serve on the ICANN NomCom. The IAB will appoint one person for a one-year term (renewable for one additional one-year term).

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. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may be a good fit for this position, please send the name and email address by e-mail to and The IAB is looking for a diverse pool of candidates. The deadline for nominations or volunteers is 15 August 2017.

After asking for community input on the candidates, the IAB will select from the available candidates. The IAB shall take into account candidates’ familiarity with ICANN and the IETF (including their roles and processes), though the selected candidate will serve on the ICANN NomCom on personal title.

The ICANN NomCom process itself is governed by the ICANN bylaws; 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 the experience of previous volunteers, 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. It will select a final slate of candidates by June 2018 for the ICANN Board, the ALAC, the ccNSO Council, the GNSO Council, and the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors, which manages the IANA functions used by the IETF.

NOTE: ICANN covers travel and hotel costs for a pre-determined number of days at each of the 3 consecutive ICANN meetings under prevailing ICANN policies. For more details, please see the IAB Statement on Liaison Compensation.

Candidates should be able to join monthly teleconferences, with the expectation that these teleconferences will be held weekly during the candidate assessment process in May and June.

For more information about the ICANN NomCom see:


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