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ICANN Nominating Committee

Formal Call for Recommendations and Statements of Interest

Committee's Charge

NomCom 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 Bylaws. [Bylaws Article VII, Section 1]

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

The Bylaws also state that the Nominating Committee shall adopt such operating procedures as it deems necessary, which shall be published on the Website.

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.

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics agreed to by the 2004 Nominating Committee

Committee Announcements

Frequently Asked Questions

The Nominating Committee's posted responses to Frequently Asked Questions addresses questions regarding the formation of the committee. Additional updates and supplements will be posted from time to time as the committee's work progresses


Relevant ICANN Bylaws

Click here for a page collecting the provisions of the ICANN Bylaws relating to the Nominating Committee.


Click here to access the 2003 Nominating Committee's web page.


The members of the 2004 Nominating Committee are: Bernard Aboba, Jose Luis Barzallo, Jean-Michel Becar, Jean-Jacques Damlamian (Chair), Alan Davidson, Pavan Duggal, Grant Forsyth, Hartmut Glaser, Rainer Händel, Alf Hansen, Jeanette Hofmann, George McLaughlin, Ram Mohan, Simbo Ntiro, Adam Peake, Mike Roberts, Ellen Shankman, Antonio Tavares, Christopher Wilkinson, Linda Wilson (Advisor), Pindar Wong (Associate Chair) and Suzanne Woolf.

Click here for background information on the Nominating Committee members.

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