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I received the following from ICANN today. It is from an Announcement List which is suppose to notify you of different events at ICANN.

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MESSAGE
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UPDATE: Nominations Period Ends; Voter Education/Dialogue Begins
ICANN Announcement List
Sun, 10 Sep 2000 12:42:59 -0700
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(September 2000) The At Large nominations period has concluded, and
ICANN's At Large membership process now moves into the voter education &
dialogue phase. The At Large website < http://members.icann.org > has
been updated and revised, and features a basic webpage for each nominee
(including links to their own websites); current information about the
schedule, rules, FAQs, etc.; and a Question & Answer Forum to
facilitate public dialogue among the nominees and the At Large members.
The voting period will run from October 1 - 10.

o Results of the Nominations Process

The nominations process began in May 2000, when the Nominating
Committee < http://www.icann.org/nomcom > issued a public open call for
recommendations and expressions of interest
< http://www.icann.org/nomcom/#call >, along with its criteria of
selection. Over the next two months, the NomCom received communications
from over 400 individuals worldwide. On July 31, the Nominating
Committee announced a set of 18 nominees.

On August 1, the member-nomination phase began
< http://members.icann.org/nom.html >. A total of 161 individuals put
their names forward as candidates for member-nomination: 3 in Africa;
24 in Asia/Australia/Pacific; 74 in Europe; 7 in Latin
America/Caribbean; and 53 in North America. Starting August 15,
activated At Large members could make an endorsement of a candidate in
their geographic region. Each candidate for member-nomination was given
a basic webpage on the ICANN site (again, including links to homepages
and candidate sites).

In order to encourage At Large members to examine the candidate pages,
ICANN has sent a weekly email reminder to every activated member
(4 emails total); in addition, ICANN sent a weekly email to all
unactivated membership applicants, encouraging them to activate their
memberships to participate in this year's process. The objective of
the candidate-webpages-plus-weekly-email-reminders communication
strategy is to give members regular reminders to take part in the
process, while (1) facilitating communication on equal terms for
all candidates; (2) preventing the disclosure of members' personal
information (such as email addresses) to candidates or others; (3)
avoiding a flood of unsolicited email from many dozens of candidates;
and (4) minimizing any communications advantages that might be enjoyed
by candidates with access to greater financial resources.

To be member-nominated, a candidate had to receive the online
endorsements of 2% of the activated members in his/her region (or 20
members, whichever is greater), from at least 2 different countries, up
to a maximum of 7 total nominees per region. Nine candidates met the
requirements for member-nomination.

The complete list of all nominees is as follows:

Africa:
- Calvin Browne
- Alan Levin
- Nii Quaynor

Asia/Pacific:
- Johannes Chiang
- Lulin Gao
- Masanobu Katoh
- Hong Jie Li
- Sureswaran Ramadass

Europe:
- Maria Livanos Cattaui
- Alf Hansen
- Jeanette Hofmann
- Andy Mueller-Maguhn
- Olivier Muron
- Oliver Popov
- Winfried Schueller

Latin America/Caribbean
- Raul Echeberria
- Ivan Moura Campos
- Aluisio S. Nunes
- Patricio Poblete
- Claudio Silva Menezes

North America:
- Karl Auerbach
- Lyman Chapin
- Donald Langenberg
- Lawrence Lessig
- Harris Miller
- Barbara Simons
- Emerson Tiller

For information on the nominees, please visit
< http://members.icann.org/nominees.html >.

o Brief History of the Membership Application Process

The membership application phase launched on February 25, 2000, with a
goal of 5,000-10,000 members. By the time of the July 31 deadline for
applications, over 158,000 had been received
< http://www.icann.org/announcements/icann-pr31jul00.htm >. Applicants
were required to give their personal name, along with a valid email
address and valid physical address. For verification purposes, each
applicant was sent a member number and password via email, and a PIN
number via postal mail. To activate a membership, the applicant had to
enter each of those data elements. By the September 8 deadline, over
76,000 applicants activated their memberships, representing a remarkable
accomplishment for a program whose original goal was at least 5,000
members.

Links:

o ICANN At Large homepage
< http://members.icann.org >

o Nominees
< http://members.icann.org/nominees.html >

o Question & Answer Forum
< http://members.icann.org/qa.html >

o Rules
< http://members.icann.org/rules.html >

o Schedule
< http://members.icann.org/schedule.html >

o Membership statistics
< http://members.icann.org/pubstats.html >

o FAQ
< http://members.icann.org/faq.htm >