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Leadership Positions Now Available at ICANN

ICANNThere are several key openings at ICANN this year and we highly encourage you to apply yourself or recommend someone who you feel will serve the Internet community well. Whatever your thoughts on ICANN, they are a very important organization within the Internet ecosystem and proper guidance is crucial. The best way to ensure that they help to maintain the open framework that has served the Internet so well thus far is to participate. Details are below in the press release.

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer – a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers, ICANN, coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn’t have one global Internet.

ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit partnership of people from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its
coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.

More information about ICANN on:

We’re looking for candidates!

ICANN’s Nominating Committee is looking for volunteers to fill several ICANN leadership positions and is accepting applications. The closing date is April 2, 2010.

Positions to be filled this year:

* Three members of the Board of Directors of ICANN
* Two At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the European and North American regions)
* One member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
* One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

Successful applicants will take their seats at the conclusion of the 2010 AGM, (5-10 December, Latin America.)

For information on how to apply or to recommend someone, see < >

If you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to email

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