The NRO NC elections will take place during APNIC 54. All members of the Internet community who meet the voting eligibility criteria may vote via MyAPNIC using two-factor authentication.
Online voting opens for APNIC Members on Wednesday, 1 September 2022 and for eligible registered attendees on Thursday, 15 September 2022. The final list of nominees has been published on the APNIC 54 website.
Any individual may be nominated with the exception of staff members of any RIR. Self-nominations are permitted. Nominations open at least 90 days before APNIC conferences and close 30 days before APNIC conferences.
APNIC sends notices when nominations open and close to the Asia Pacific Internet community including the APNIC-Announce mailing list.
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.
The nominee must meet the following two eligibility criteria:
- Registered for the current conference (APNIC 52) with the registration form submitted before the start of the current conference.
- Registered and attended at least one of the past eight APRICOT or APNIC standalone conferences (not including the current conference):
- APNIC 51 Online
- APNIC 50 Online
- APNIC 49 with APRICOT 2020 in Melbourne, Australia
- APNIC 48 in Chiang Mai, Thailand
- APNIC 47 with APRICOT 2019 in Daejeon, South Korea
- APNIC 46 in Noumea, New Caledonia
- APNIC 45 with APRICOT 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal
- APNIC 44 in Taichung, Taiwan
The successful nominee will be elected to serve on the NRO NC/ASO AC for 2 years from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022.
How to make a nomination?
NRO NC nominations must be received at least 30 days before the APNIC conference. Nominations may be made via the online nominations form available on the APNIC Conference website. The information included with the nomination is to be in English and should include:
- Your Details
- Your name
- Job Title
- Motivation for nomination
- Nominee Details
- Job Title
- Postal address
- Country of residence
- Biographical information
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.
When a nomination is received, the APNIC Secretariat will contact the nominee (by email) to accept or reject their nomination as a candidate for the NRO NC election. 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.
The nominee is invited to attend the election held during the APNIC conference. The travel cost for the nominee to attend the conference is not covered by APNIC. It is not necessary for nominees to attend the conference in order to stand for the election. However, those present have an opportunity to make a statement supporting their candidacy.
Nominees are listed on the conference website after APNIC confirms the nominee is able and willing to serve on the NRO NC. Nominees have the opportunity to submit a written statement in support of their nomination. This is published on the relevant conference website. In addition, others may express support for a nominee by completing and submitting another nomination.