(3) ICANN Directors. (a) The Protocol Council will appoint Directors to the ICANN Board of Directors in accordance with the By-laws of ICANN, for such terms as are specified by such By-laws. ICANN will notify the Protocol Council of any vacancies on the ICANN Board which may be filled by the Protocol Council. (b) The Protocol Council will conduct an open call for nominations for any open PSO seats on the ICANN Board. Each Signing SDO is entitled to nominate candidates by procedures of its own choosing. Additionally, nominations from the public at large will be allowed under conditions to be defined by the Protocol Council. The Protocol Council will select the PSO nominees to the ICANN Board from among these nominees. ICANN Directors selected by the Protocol Council may, but need not, be members of the Protocol Council or any SDO. (c) No more than 2 PSO-nominated Directors may be residents of the same Geographic Region (as defined in the ICANN By-laws). (d) The ICANN Directors appointed by the Protocol Council will not represent the PSO on the ICANN Board, but will function as full Directors of ICANN.The Nominess are:
Over the course of the coming months, the PSO-PC will be evaluating this election mechanism, with a view to formalizing a mechanism for next and future years. Specifically, the PSO-PC needs to determine a mechanism for soliciting and evaluating public nominations. Commentary and input to this process would be most appreciated -- please direct comments to the Protocol Council.