|Results of the election to the ASO address council
|November 20, 2003
| In accordance to the electoral calendar established by LACNIC´s Board of
Directors resolution, the election of one candidate to fill one seat on the
ASO Address Council was completed.
The election was held on November 20, 2003 in Havana, Cuba during the Open
Forum LACNIC V.
Mr. Raimundo Beca was the only candidate who met all the established
requirements. Consequently, Mr. Beca was proclaimed representative to the
ASO Address Council from LACNIC region serving a three year term beginning
January 1, 2004.
1. The Address Supporting Organization
The ASO was created through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was
executed on October 18, 1999 between the current Regional Internet
Registries (RIRs) and ICANN . This MoU was endorsed by LACNIC on October
31, 2002 when LACNIC got its official recognition. The ASO is a consensus-
based advisory body established within the ICANN Framework.
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, interdomain routing identifiers, and the part of
the DNS name space that is used to name these addresses and identifiers.
Normally, proposals for global policies within the area of ASO
responsibility will be developed within context of the RIRs' policy
development forums, and then forwarded to ICANN through the ASO.
Submissions by interested parties and other ICANN bodies will also be
considered by this organization. The ASO is responsible for the appointment
of two (2) Directors to ICANN, in accordance with ICANN's bylaws.
The ASO conducts its business in an open and transparent fashion.
2. The Address Council
The Address Council is responsible for managing the business functions of
the ASO. Each RIR selects three (3) individuals to serve as members of the
Using the MoU-defined procedures as a guideline, Address Council members
manage the policy development process in the areas where the ASO is
responsible. Specifically, this includes the periodic hosting of an open
General Assembly of the ASO, as well as the management of policy
The other major role of the Address Council is the appointment of Directors
to the ICANN Board of Directors. The Address Council follows the procedures
described in the MoU, using an open call for nominations and an open
process of selection.
3. The Role of Members of the Address Council
Members of the Address Council will not receive any compensation or
reimbursement of expenses from the ASO. They will not be indemnified by the
ASO, nor will the ASO obtain insurance coverage relating to the liability
of the actions of members of the Address Council.
Council members will not represent any RIR, nor act as a representative of
any other body. The Council members are appointed in their individual
capacity, and their membership shall not be proxied by any other individual
Upon request, LACNIC will pay ASO AC meeting travel expenses for the three
representatives it votes onto the Address Council.
4. Address Council Nominations Process
Any individual may be nominated within this process, with the exception of
staff members of any Regional Internet Registries. Self-nominations are
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