ICANN board elected online

ICANN board elected online

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees the Internet domain-name system, is in the process of electing five new at-large members of its board of directors.

ICANN's 76,000-plus registered at-large members are scheduled to cast their votes during a 10-day period from the first of October. ICANN has announced that the election will be conducted via the Internet by, which plans to provide secure login, voting response and tabulation functions.

One director will be elected from each of five regions: Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean and North America.

ICANN is a nonprofit corporation that was formed two years ago to take responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain-name system management and root server management functions previously performed under federal contract by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority and other groups.

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