Background Information

Due to an At-Large representative having sent his resignation from the WHOIS Review Team because of increased work pressures, there is an opening for an At-Large member in this very important group which was created under the wider Affirmation of Commitments Reviews. The original call for applicants was made in June 2010 and can be found under:

So far, about half of the Team's work has been completed. It is therefore very important for At-Large to propose a replacement candidate. The difference between the original call and the one we are making now, is procedural - in that we are trying to fill an empty slot as soon as possible.

To familiarise yourself with the Team's work, please consult its current discussion paper, available for public comment from:

The WHOIS-RT plan is to have a face-to-face meeting in Marina del Rey (Los Angeles) in September and to have a draft final report ready around the Dakar meeting. This means that any candidate should be prepared to travel - and work hard in the next few months.

The original call for applicants can be downloaded here: call-for-applicants-01jun10-en.pdf [PDF, 100 KB].

How to Apply

Send a copy of your CV (maximum 3 pages) in English, a one-page motivation letter and an SOI (Statement of Interest), to:

The SOI should answer the following questions:

  1. Current vocation, employer and position
  2. Type of work performed in #1 above
  3. Identify any financial ownership or senior management/leadership interest in registries, registrars or other firms that are interested parties in ICANN policy or any entity with which ICANN has a transaction, contract, or other arrangement.
  4. Identify any type of commercial or non-commercial interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes. Are you representing other parties? Describe any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your nomination/selection as a work team member. Describe any tangible or intangible benefit that you receive from participation in such processes. For example, if you are an academic or NGO and use your position to advance your ability to participate, this should be a part of the statement of interest, just as should employment by a contracted party, or a business relationship with a non- contracted party who has an interest in policy outcomes.
  5. Are you a member of a GNSO Constituency / Stakeholder Group, and if yes, which one(s)?

 Application Process

ICANN At-Large staff will compile the details and after the deadline for applications which we're setting at Friday 22 July 2011, will forward those for consideration by the GAC Chair and ICANN President/CEO who will make the selection.

Current Applicants and Submitted Documentation 


With 9 out of 14 ALAC Members having cast their vote for the At-Large Representative to the Whois Review Team, we can confirm that the vote is quorate. The candidate receiving the largest number of votes is Wilson Abigaba.


Question: Please place the candidates below in you order of preference, from highest to lowest, for the At-Large Representative to the WHOIS Review Team. With the possible answers being:

  • Wilson Abigaba: 26.66%
  • Seth Reiss: 21.48%
  • Eduardo Diaz: 18.52%
  • Cintra Sooknanan: 17.04%
  • Garth Bruen: 16.30%


You may verify the results independently under: 

As the vote was anonymous, we cannot confirm who participated in the balloting and who did not. 

You can find the results of all closed ALAC votes under:

Next Steps

The result of the vote, as well as the associated information, has been sent to Rod Beckstrom and Heather Dryden who will work together in the appointment of the At-Large Representative to the WHOIS Review Team.

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