[AfrICANN-discuss] Wanted: Six Volunteers To Help Coordinate the Internet's Unique Identifiers

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 18:57:38 SAST 2008

Wanted: Six Volunteers To Help Coordinate the Internet's Unique Identifiers

"ICANN's work coordinating the Internet's addressing system is at the
foundation of the Internet and its future - and we are always looking for
people who want to make a contribution," said Hagen Hultzsch, Chair of the
Nominating Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) as he announced today that ICANN is looking for 6 volunteers
to help it with the global task of coordinating the Internet's unique

"The Internet is the most powerful communications tool in human history -
and the incredible story is how much of this has been accomplished by
dedicated volunteers," Hultzsch added.

"The issues are fascinating," he continued.  "For example how do you allow
the potential 7 billion Internet users to express themselves in their own
language in a domain name? How do you expand the domain names available at
the top level?"

Hultzsch added. "These are just two issues ICANN grapples with."

The Nominating Committee today launched an updated and easier to use website
[http://nomcom.icann.org/] outlining how people can apply for positions
currently open on ICANN's Board and its Supporting Organizations and
Advisory Committees. Those positions are:

   - 2 Board Directors
   - 1 GNSO Council member
   -  1 ccNSO Council member
   -  2 ALAC Committee members (Europe and North America)

"The people who volunteer in the ICANN community have helped build the
Internet and its connections over the years," Hultzsch said. "If individuals
are interested in the future of the Internet and are excited by the prospect
of working with the people who helped build the network, then the NomCom
invites them to provide a Statement of Interest based on the form available
at the web pages."

The Nominating Committee is designed to function independently from the
Board, the Supporting Organizations, and Advisory Committees.

Information on applying is available at http://nomcom.icann.org/

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