26 June 2003, Montreal. The ccNSO Launching Group shall be formed no later than 25 July 2003, see ICANN ccNSO Bylaws. Subsequently the ccNSO Launching Group shall convince the ccTLD Managers to join the ccNSO and, when at least 30 ccTLD Managers became ccNSO members, to organize the first elections to the ccNSO Council.
01 March 2004, Rome. Formation of the ccNSO with 38 members (out of 243 total, cf. http://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/ccnso-statement-01mar04.pdf, distributed as follows. For ICANN geography see 20030718.geography.html).
23 June 2004 http://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-23jun04.html the report from the selection of the first ccNSO Council. The ccNSO members of each region nominated precisely 3 members, and election was unnecessary.