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ICANN: Call for nominees to the Address Council
We are pleased to announce a call for nominations to the ICANN ASO
committee. Please read this carefully as it is an important step in the
process of furthering development in this area.
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Call for Nominations for Members of the Address Council of ICANN - RIPE NCC
Amsterdam, 8 September 1999
This is a call for nominations of individuals to serve as members of the
Address Council, a body that is to be established under the authority of the
Address Supporting Organisation (ASO) of ICANN.
This document describes the process that will be followed in the selection of
Address Council members. If you are interested in nominating an individual, or
if you are interested in being nominated as a member of the Address Council,
please read through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and this document
1. The Address Supporting Organisation
The ASO will be created though a MoU that will be executed between the current
Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and ICANN. The latest version of this MoU
is available under the ICANN and ASO current issues section on the RIPE NCC
Web site at:
Section 2(a) of the MoU provides a framework for the regional selection
procedure of Address Council members. Due to additional time constraints set
by the current ICANN board the schedule proposed in section 2(a) cannot be
realised. Therefore in accordance with section 2(a)(v) a modified procedure
will be followed to select the initial Address Council members with emphasis
on openness and transparency.
The RIPE NCC Association has chosen to make use of the existing open processes
in their region to select Address Council members. The selection of the
Address Council members will take place at the first following RIPE Meeting
scheduled to take place from 21-24 September 1999 in Amsterdam, The
In accordance with section 2(a)(v) the definition of the selection procedure
will be part of the Local Internet Registry Working Group (Local IR WG)
meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 22 September 1999 at 14:00 at the upcoming
RIPE meeting. This working group has traditionally served as the RIPE NCC's IP
address related policy making forum and is open to all interested parties.
The actual selection will take place at the RIPE 34 Meeting - Plenary session
to be held on Thursday, 23 September 1999 starting at 14:00. Further
information about the upcoming RIPE Meeting can be found at:
2. Address Council Nominations Process
Three individuals from the RIPE NCC Region will be selected to serve as
initial members of the Address Council. The selection will be made from the
set of individuals who have been nominated within this process.
Any individual may be nominated within this process, with the exception of any
staff member of any Regional Internet Registry. Self-nominations are permitted.
Nominations are to be sent by email to:
The information included with the nomination is to be in English, and should
Name of Nominee
Motivation for Nomination
All nominations are to be emailed to the above address on or before Sunday, 19
All nominees will be contacted via email to confirm their willingness to serve
as an Address Council member. If the nominee cannot be contacted via email
then the nomination will not be confirmed.
All confirmed nominations will be listed on the RIPE NCC Web site as soon as
they are confirmed.
19 September 1999: deadline for Address Council nominations
21-24 September 1999: RIPE Meeting 34 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Keith Mitchell, Chairman, RIPE NCC Executive Board
Rob Blokzijl, Chairman, RIPE