The next chair of ICANN’s GNSO Council will be GoDaddy’s Sebastien Ducos.
Ducos, who manages TLD clients for GoDaddy Registry, will stand unopposed for the role after the GNSO’s Non-Contracted Parties House decided not to field a candidate.
The election, which seems a formality, will take place at the end of ICANN 75, the Org’s Annual General Meeting, in Kuala Lumpur and Zoom next month.
Australian Ducos has been a vice-chair of the Council since the last AGM.
He will replace Philippe Fouquart, an employee of Orange from the NCPH, after his second one-year term ends.
There hasn’t been a contested election for Council chair since 2018.