Call for nominations to the ASO Address Council

Asia Pacific representative to the ASO Address Council

Asia Pacific representative to the ASO Address Council

This is a call for nominations of individuals from the Asia Pacific region, to serve on the ASO Address Council. During October 2003, one Asia Pacific Address Council seat will become vacant, and will be filled for the next three years by an individual nominated through this open call. The selection process will involve an open election to be held during the APNIC 16 Open Policy Meeting, in Seoul, Korea, on Friday 22 August 2003.

This document describes the functions of the ASO and the Address Council, as well as the nomination and selection processes. If you are interested in nominating an individual, or if you are interested in being nominated as a member of the Address Council, please read this document carefully.

1. The Address Supporting Organization

The ASO was formed in August 1999 as a consensus-based advisory body within the ICANN Framework, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the current Regional Internet Registries and ICANN.

The ICANN Bylaws assign to the ASO the responsibility for the development of global policies relating to the distribution and registration of Internet address space, inter-domain routing identifiers and that part of the DNS name space that is used to name these addresses and identifiers.

More information about the ASO is available here.

2. The Address Council

The ASO Address Council co-ordinates the process of policy development in areas within the responsibility of the ASO, according to procedures defined within the MoU and by the AC itself. Specifically, these include the hosting of an annual open General Assembly meeting, and attending regular meetings by teleconference or in person at which policy issues and submissions may be considered.

The other major responsibility of the Address Council is the appointment of individuals to fill ASO seats on the ICANN Board of Directors, according to procedures defined within the MoU.

More information on the Address Council is available here.

3. The role of members of the Address Council

Members of the Address Council do not represent any RIR, nor do they act as representatives of any other body. They are appointed in their individual capacity, and their membership cannot be proxied by any other individual or organization.

No member of the Address Council is entitled to any compensation from the ASO. No member can be indemnified by the ASO, nor can the ASO obtain insurance coverage relating to the liability of the actions of members of the Address Council.


4. Address Council nominations process

Through this nomination process, one individual from the Asia Pacific Region will be selected to serve on the Address Council for three years, replacing Seung-Min Lee who has served as an AC member since October 1999. The selection will be made though an election from the set of individuals who have been nominated within this process.

Any individual may be nominated, with the exception of any staff member of any Regional Internet Registry. Self-nominations are permitted.

Nominations are must be received by midnight GMT on 23 July 2003. You may nominate an individual by email to

The information included with the nomination is to be in English and should include:

Name of nominee
Resident of
Email address
Postal address
Biographical information
Motivation for nomination

Name of person making the nomination
Email address

All nominees will be contacted via email to confirm their willingness to serve on the Address Council. If a nominee is not contactable via email, or does not respond, then their nomination will not be confirmed and they will not be eligible for election to the Address Council.

All confirmed nominations will be listed on the APNIC web site after they are confirmed. All nominees will have the opportunity to submit a written statement in support of their nomination, for publication on the website. In addition, others may express support for nominated individuals simply by completing and submitting the nomination form provided above.

5. Address Council selection process

The process for selection of the nominee to serve on the Address Council will involve an election to be held during the APNIC 16 Open Policy Meeting, in Seoul, Korea, on Friday 22 August 2003.

It is not necessary for nominees to attend this meeting in order to be elected, but an opportunity will be provided for nominees who are present to address the meeting prior to the election and make a statement supporting their nomination.

More information on this meeting and the election process will be made available APNIC Meeting pages in coming weeks.