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Applicants Sought from Internet User Community for Seat on Board of Directors

The ICANN group representing individual Internet users is calling for applications from those who may be interested in helping to develop policy while serving on the organization’s Board of Directors.

ICANN’s At-Large community (representing individual Internet users) is undertaking a global search to fill a Board seat reserved for an Internet user who does not represent a particular government, corporate or non-profit entity.

“This is all about providing a voice for the average everyday Internet user in the global non-profit organization charged with coordinating the Internet addressing system,” said Cheryl Langdon-Orr, the Chair of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC). “ICANN wants to hear from all segments of the Internet community, including the individuals who often simply feel they don’t have a voice in policy formation.”

ALAC is looking for someone with a broad international perspective and a background in Internet users’ interests, consumer policy and/or civil society worldwide. The At-Large Board member would have a voice in the numerous ICANN issues which help define the organization.

“The Internet is defined by its unique ability to give everyone a voice,” said Langdon-Orr. “This is an opportunity to extend that concept of inclusion to ICANN’s top level.”

Interested parties can obtain more information by writing ICANN’s Board Candidate Evaluation Committee at BCEC-Request@icann.org. The deadline to apply for the At-Large Board seat is September 6, 2010.

Please see the ICANN press release on the Call for Statements of Interests for Candidates for Post of ICANN Board Seat at: http://www.icann.org/en/news/releases/release-24aug10-en.pdf [PDF, 400 KB]

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