Andreas Broeckmann on Mon, 29 May 2000 11:54:15 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] ICANN At Large Election: Update 1.1

Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 11:02:22 -0700
To: "At-Large Members" <>
Subject: [members-announce] ICANN At Large Election:  Update 1.1

Two important documents relating to ICANN's At Large Membership
election process have been recently been posted on the ICANN
website.  Members of the Internet community are encouraged to
review them, and to provide comments and input.

In addition, we have updates on the mailing of PIN numbers and
the posting of translated documents.

  (A)  NomCom Call for Recommendations and Expressions of Interest

The Nominating Committee (NomCom) has posted a Call for
Recommendations and Expressions of Interest at
<>.  The posting lists some
key criteria for nomination and useful guidelines for
input, along with a general timetable for its work.  The
NomCom actively requests input.  The NomCom's page is at

  (B)  Proposed Rules for the Self-Nomination Process

A draft set of proposed rules for the self-nomination phase
of the At Large election process has been posted at
<>.  The
deadline for public comments is June 5.

  (C)  PIN Numbers

Each At Large member receives a membership number and password
(via email), and a PIN number (via postal mail).  You should
already have received your membership number and password.
(If you have lost or misplaced your
membership number and password, please visit

PIN letters are being sent this week -- to save money on
mail processing, ICANN is sending the letters in large groups.
You should receive your PIN letter within the next few weeks,
depending on the postal system.

   (D)  Translation

The first set of professional At Large Membership website
translations are underway, and should be posted within the
next few weeks.  The first languages will be Chinese (Simplified),
Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.


Later this year, ICANN's At Large Members will choose 5 Directors
for the ICANN Board.  To become an At Large Member, please visit
<>.  The At Large Membership election
process can be broken down into three distinct segments, with
several components for each.

   1. Determination of the ballot (now - August 20)
        - Nominated by the Nominating Committee (now - July 20)
        - Self-nomination (July 20 - August 20)

   2. Campaign period (August 20 - September 20)
         - Posting of web page for each candidate
         - Notification of At Large Members via email

   3. Vote by the At Large Members (September 20 - October 1)
         - Casting of online ballots by At Large Members
         - Counting of ballots
         - Monitoring and oversight
         - Announcement of results

The posted documents relate to the two components of item (1),
above. ICANN's Election Committee <>
is working to draft detailed rules for items (2) and (3), which
will be posted for public review and comment over the coming months.

ICANN At Large Membership

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