ICANN Nominating Committee Review Comments

Earlier this week, I submitted personal comments on ICANN’s Nominating Committee Review process (report here). My main points: The confidentiality of the Nominating Committee’s proceedings is actually a good thing, and should be preserved, even th…

Earlier this week, I submitted personal comments on ICANN’s Nominating Committee Review process (report here). My main points: The confidentiality of the Nominating Committee’s proceedings is actually a good thing, and should be preserved, even though we know it comes at a cost. Likewise, the unaccountability of individual members of the nominating committee is important. The chair is critical for the committee’s success or failure. While the review report’s recommendation to have the chair-elect serve on every given committee is a good one, its recommendations on the Associate Chair and Administrative Director would be positively damaging.Besides this, there are a number of places where the report seems to recommend fixing issues where none exist; I recommend not doing that.As far as the Nominating Committee’s overall credibility in the community is concerned, I can only hope that, as more people experience its processes first-hand, understanding and acceptance will grow.