Nominations now open for the NRO NC Election 2021

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The nomination period for the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) election opens today, 9 June 2021. The NRO NC performs the role of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC).

Aftab Siddiqui’s term will end on 31 December 2021, and one individual from the Asia Pacific Internet community will be elected to fill this vacant seat on the NRO NC, for two years, from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023.

Who can be nominated

Any individual residing within the Asia Pacific region may be nominated, with the exception of staff members of any Regional Internet Registry (RIR).

Self nominations are permitted.

The nominee must meet the following two eligibility criteria:

  1. Registered for the current conference (APNIC 52) with the registration form submitted before the start of the current conference
  2. Registered and attended at least one of the past eight APRICOT or APNIC standalone conferences (not including the current conference): 
    • APNIC 51 Online
    • APNIC 50 Online
    • APNIC 49 with APRICOT 2020 in Melbourne, Australia
    • APNIC 48 in Chiang Mai, Thailand
    • APNIC 47 with APRICOT 2019 in Daejeon, South Korea
    • APNIC 46 in Noumea, New Caledonia
    • APNIC 45 with APRICOT 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal
    • APNIC 44 in Taichung, Taiwan

Roles, responsibilities, and time commitments for NRO NC members

The time commitments for members of the NRO NC (and by association, the ASO AC) can be considerable and include:

  • Attending monthly meetings (held via video/teleconference) with the NRO NC, which are generally held at 12:00 UTC
  • Attending additional special meetings, which can be called for any purpose at any time
  • Attending three conferences each year: The first ICANN meeting of the year and two APNIC conferences
  • Participating in additional NRO/ASO committees
  • Joining and actively participating in the APNIC Policy SIG mailing list and Open Policy Meetings
  • Meeting with the APNIC Executive Council and the Policy SIG Chairs immediately following the Policy SIG meeting

In addition to the above, meetings of the NRO NC and related committees are usually accompanied by briefing and background documents, which should be read in order for NRO NC members to be able to actively participate in discussions.

How to nominate

To nominate a candidate for the position, please submit your nominations using our online form by 17:30 (UTC +10) on 9 August 2021. 


Please contact the APNIC Helpdesk if you have any questions.

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