Following the conclusion of the elections among the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Country Code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) members from the European region and the recent adoption of the Election Report by the ccNSO Council during its December 2018 meeting, the following candidates will take their seat on the ccNSO Council at the end of ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan:
- Africa: Biyi Oladipo (.ng) – new
- Asia-Pacific: Jordan Carter (.nz) – new
- Europe: Nick Wenban-Smith(.uk) – new
- Latin America/Caribbean: Demi Getschko (.br) – reappointed
- North America: Pablo Rodriguez (.pr) – reappointed
The ICANN64 Public Meetings will hold from 9th to 14th March 2019 at Kobe, Japan.
At the end of the ICANN63 Public Meetings held in Barcelona, Spain, the Nominating Committee (NomCom) appointees to the ccNSO Council took their seats: Laura Margolis from Uruguay was appointed for a three-year term, whereas Dr. Ajay Data from Rajasthan, India was appointed for a two-year term. The Nominating Committee is charged with recruiting and selecting a portion of ICANN’s leadership and is mandated to ensure that ICANN’s overall leadership is diverse in geography, culture, skills, experience, and perspective.
Usually the ccNSO Council members consist of 18 council members, fifteen appointed by the ccNSO members and three Councillors selected by ICANN’s nominating committee (NomCom).