ASO AC Selects Akinori Maemura to Serve in Seat 10 of the ICANN Board of Directors

The ASO AC is pleased to announce that it has selected Akinori Maemura to serve for a three-year term in Seat 10 of the ICANN Board of Directors.

Mr. Maemura is the ASO AC’s current appointee to Seat 10. His current term will end in November 2019 and his new term will begin at the conclusion of the ICANN 66 Meeting, which will be held from 2-7 November, 2019, in Montréal, Canada.

You can find more information about Mr. Maemura here:


The ASO AC would like to thank all candidates for the significant amount of time they devoted to the selection process and for their willingness to serve on the ICANN Board.

Selection Process

Mr. Maemura appointment followed a lengthy selection process, which included a public call for nominations, a public comment period, written and telephone interviews for the candidates, as well as a voting process in in which all eligible ASO AC members were given the opportunity to vote.

Full details of the election process and information on all candidates, can be found on the 2019 ASO AC ICANN Board Elections page: