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All nominations are listed on this website after APNIC confirms the nominee is able and willing to serve on the NRO NC.

Who can make a nomination?

Anybody may nominate any person as a candidate.

Who can be nominated?

Any individual residing within the Asia Pacific region may be nominated, with the exception of staff members of any Regional Internet Registry (RIR).

Self nominations are permitted.

Individuals cannot hold more than one elected position (EC, SIG, or NRO NC). Those who are elected to a new position must resign from any other currently held EC, SIG or NRO NC position as soon as practicable but no later than 30 days following the election.

The nominee must meet the following two eligibility criteria:

  1. Registered for APNIC 58.
  2. Registered and attended at least one of the immediate past eight APRICOT or APNIC standalone conferences (not including the current conference):

    • APNIC 57 with APRICOT 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand
    • APNIC 56 in Kyoto, Japan
    • APNIC 55 with APRICOT 2023 in Manila, Philippines
    • APNIC 54 in Singapore
    • APNIC 53 Online
    • APNIC 52 Online
    • APNIC 51 Online
    • APNIC 50 Online

The successful nominee will be elected to serve on the NRO NC/ASO AC for 2 years from 1 January 2025 to 31 December 2026.

Role responsibilities and time commitments of NRO NC members

The time commitments for members of the NRO NC (and by association, the ASO AC) can be quite considerable and include:

  • attending monthly meetings (held via video/teleconference) with the NRO NC which are generally held at 12:00pm (noon) UTC;
  • attending additional special meetings which can be called for any purpose at any time;
  • attending three conferences per year, being the first ICANN Meeting of the year and two APNIC conferences;
  • participating in additional NRO/ASO committees;
  • joining and actively participate in the APNIC Policy SIG mailing list and Open Policy Meetings; and
  • meeting with the APNIC Executive Council and the Policy SIG Chairs immediately following the Policy SIG meeting.

In addition to the above, meetings of the NRO NC and related committees are usually accompanied by briefing and background documents which should be read in order for NRO NC members to be able to actively participate in discussions.