IMPORTANT: The process for posting nominations (including self-nominations) is as follows:
1) Nominations must be made directly to the NARALO mailing list;
2) Nominations must also be posted to the 2023 ALAC and RALO Elections, Selections and Appointments workspace or sent by email to At-Large staff.
The process for accepting nominations is as follows:
1) Nominees must submit their Acceptances as described above.
2) Nominees must complete or update their Statement of Interest (see: At-Large New SOIs Workspace) and confirm that they meet the qualifications for candidacy.
3) Nominees are also expected to submit a brief statement explaining why they believe they are a suitable candidate.
NARALO Selection Timetable for 2023*
13 April 2023 – Announcement of Call for Nominations.
13-28 April 2023 – Nomination Period (The nomination period shall be no fewer than ten (10) working days)
5 May 2023 – Deadline for candidates to accept nominations, submit a candidate statement, complete/update their SOI, and confirm they meet the qualifications for candidacy. (The acceptance period shall generally be open for at least seven (7) days.)
8-11 May 2023 – Call with the Candidates (to be scheduled).
12-19 May 2023 – Elections (If required; elections will begin no later than one week after the deadline for nomination acceptances and end no later than two weeks after that deadline).
2023 AGM [ICANN78] – Newly elected ALAC Members and RALO Leaders will be seated at the end of the 2023 AGM, following the close of the Board Meeting on 26 October 2023.
.* NOTES ON NOMINATIONS
- Candidates for office may be an Individual Member or a member of an ALS, and must be residents of North America.
- No one who is currently serving on the Nominating Committee may be nominated for the ALAC. See https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en#VII-8
Current Holder of Position
Statement of Interest
Term to Serve
(Eligible for re-appointment)
|Jonathan Zuck||Greg Shatan|
|Jonathan Zuck appointed by acclamation.||AGM2023-AGM2025|
(Eligible for re-appointment)
|Bibi Rookayya Gulmahamed||Glenn McKnight|
|Adrian Schmidt by election.||AGM2023-AGM2025|
|Adrian Schmidt||Marita Moll|
|ALAC Delegate to the NomCom|
(NOT eligible for re-appointment)
|Alfredo Calderon||Glenn McKnight|
Alfredo Calderon selected by acclamation as the NARALO recommended ALAC Delegate to the NomCom from the North American region. The ALAC will make the final appointment.
* NOTES ON NOMINATIONS NARALO Rules applicable to votes
NARALO Rules 6.4 - The Chair shall determine the date of the election - timed, if possible, to complete prior to the ICANN meeting preceding the AGM.
6.4.1 Thirty (30) days in advance of the date of the election, for all open positions, the Chair shall issue a call for nominations (including self-nominations) for Individual members and members of ALS to serve as a member of the ALAC, to be recommended as a delegate to the NomCom and to fill the Chair or the Secretariat position. The nomination period shall be no fewer than 10 working days.
6.4.2 The acceptance period shall be open for at least seven (7) days. Candidates shall confirm that they meet the qualifications for candidature. Self-nominations are deemed to have been accepted. All accepted candidates must complete an At-Large Statement of Interest.
6.2 NARALO's ALAC members shall normally be limited to no more than three (e) consecutive terms, but in cases where the first term is filling a mid-term vacancy and that the remaining term is no more than 16 months, a fourth term is allowed. This rule on term limits may be waived by NARALO Leadership upon request by the term-limited NARALO ALAC Member, and such a waiver should only be granted for sufficient reason.
6.3 The Nom Com Delegate is limited to two (2) consecutive one-year terms, or whatever term is set forth in the ICANN By-Laws, if different.
IMPORTANT: No one who is currently serving on the Nominating Committee may be nominated for the ALAC. See https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en#VII-8
**ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE ALAC DELEGATE TO THE NOMCOM:
The ICANN Bylaws require that the ALAC, in consultation with the RALOs, appoints five voting members of the NomCom, one per ICANN region. Voting members of the NomCom are appointed for a one-year term, starting at the close of the 2023 Annual General Meeting and ending at the 2024 Annual General Meeting, and may be re-appointed for a further term of one year subject to the requirement under the.
- The ALAC shall, after consultation with each RALO, annually appoint five voting delegates (no two of whom shall be citizens of countries in the same Geographic Region, as defined according to Section 5 of Article VI to the Nominating Committee.
VII-3.1 Each voting delegate shall serve a one-year term. A delegate may serve at most two successive one-year terms, after which at least two years must elapse before the individual is eligible to serve another term.
Voting delegate to the NomCom may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
IMPORTANT: Criteria for NomCom Delegates
Specific criteria and requirements regarding the NomCom composition and NomCom delegates are outlined in the ICANN Bylaws in Article 8.
Please read the Job Description for NomCom Delegates. Additionally, please note the following as you select and appoint your delegate to the 2024 NomCom:
- Ineligibility for Service – Current or future ICANN employees or paid ICANN consultants (including Ombudsman) are excluded from consideration for eligibility as described in Article 8, Section 8.9 of ICANN’s Bylaws.
- The ICANN community is diverse and the composition of the NomCom should reflect this in order to fulfill its mission.
- NomCom delegates should have a high-level network of contacts essential to candidate recruitment.
- The delegate should be able to join monthly teleconferences. Note that the NomCom's workload will increase significantly during the candidate assessment process. Conference calls are held more frequently during this time as well (typically weekly and the duration of the calls may last up to three hours).
- All NomCom delegates should have the ability to travel to and participate in ICANN Public meetings and NomCom meetings when requested (travel and hotel accommodations will be provided for all approved meetings). If travel is restricted, then NomCom delegates will meet virtually.
IMPORTANT: RALOs may recommend one or more candidates to the ALAC. The appointment of NomCom delegates is carried out by the ALAC. Therefore, RALO recommendations are not binding.