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Call for volunteers or nominations for the IETF Delegate to the ICANN 2022 Nominating Committee

The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2022 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Peter Koch 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 23:59 UTC on Monday, 2021-08-09.

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 Article 8.

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 at or around three consecutive ICANN meetings in various locations throughout the world. In 2021, due to COVID-19, NomCom has only conducted online meetings, and this may continue in 2022 unless and until it is safe to travel.

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.

The 2022 NomCom will be selecting people to fill the following positions:

  • Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors
  • One member of the PTI Board of Directors
  • Two regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one from the European region and one from the North American region
  • One member of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council
  • One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council

For more information about the ICANN NomCom see:

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