• XI-2.4.e 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.

What does the NomCom do?

The Nom Com is responsible for the selection of all ICANN Directors except the President and those selected by ICANN's Supporting Organizations, and for such other selections as are set forth in the ICANN Bylaws. (Bylaws Article VII, Section 1)

The Nom Com is charged with populating a portion of the ICANN Board as noted above, as well as the ALAC, the ccNSO Council and GNSO Council. The Nom Com complements the other means for filling a portion of key ICANN leadership positions achieved within the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees.

The Nominating Committee is designed to function independently from the Board, the Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees. Nominating Committee members act only on behalf of the interests of the global Internet community and within the scope of the ICANN mission and responsibilities assigned to it by the ICANN Bylaws.

Members contribute to the Nominating Committee both their understanding of the broad interests of the Internet as a whole and their knowledge and experience of the concerns and interests of the Internet constituencies which have appointed them. The challenge for the Nominating Committee is to integrate these perspectives and derive consensus in its selections. Although appointed by Supporting Organizations and other ICANN entities, individual Nominating Committee members are not accountable to their appointing constituencies. Members are, of course, accountable for adherence to the Bylaws and for compliance with the rules and procedures established by the Nominating Committee.

Obligations and Responsibilities of NomCom Members

The obligation and requirement of NomCom members are outlined in the NomCom members - Obligations and Requirements


Nominees for NomCom

Geographic Region

Nominated/Supported By

Dates Nominees Accepted

Role Previously Held By (Reelection Possible)
Mohamed El BashirAFRALO
  • Fatimata Seye Sylla
  • Tijani Ben Jema
  • Hawa Diakite
  • Schombe Baudouin
  • Adetokunbo Abiola
  • Alione Badara Traore
  • Aziz Hilali
  • Pascal Bekono
  • Yaovi Atohoun
  • Hadja Sanon


 Mohamed El Bashir (yes)
Siranush VardanyanAPRALO
  • Cheryl Langdon-Orr
 Siranush Vardanyan (yes)
 EURALO  Yrjo Lanispuro (no)
 LACRALO  Jacqueline Morris (yes)
Glenn McKnightNARALO
  • Self-Nominated
17-July-2012Glenn McKnight (Yes)
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