Domain Name Commission Limited Board Minutes - April 2013

Minutes - Board Meeting 28 April 2013


Joy Liddicoat (Chair), Michael Foley, David Farrar, Andy Linton, Kenneth Johnston, Debbie Monahan.



1. Register of Interests

The DNCL Register of Interests was updated. No conflicts were noted for this meeting.

2. Minutes of the last meeting

The minutes of the last DNCL Board meeting were passed as true and accurate. There were no further matters arising that were not covered elsewhere in the agenda.

3. DNCL Work plan

The DNC spoke to the current work plan. The major focus is on the Registrations at the Second Level Proposal. The timetable of policy reviews will be reconsidered after the second consultation on the proposal to allow registrations at the second level.

4. .nz Update

DNCL is assisting NZRS with the development of a ".nz website" and work is progressing well. At this time it is expected to be operational some time in May 2013.

5. DNC Reports

The DNC spoke to her reports for the months of February and March. Provisional figures for the end of year accounts show a 'profit' as expenditure was not as high as budgeted. It was agreed that the final accounts should include a cover note explaining that the surplus was forecast and that DNCL remains within the Operating Agreement of retaining no more than 60% of the annual operating budget as a contingency.

There was discussion around information on IPv6 and it was agreed that the DNC would ask NZRS to provide some reporting on IPv6 so that it could be seen how that was evolving. Another topic discussed was around the uptake of DNSSEC, both with registrars being able to handle DS records and with promoting the benefits of DNSSEC to registrars, registrants and the broader community. The importance of ensuring DNSSEC policy uptake was discussed including possible options (such as targets or measures). The Manager Security Policy is currently working on a document about the status of the .nz implementation and progressing DNSSEC uptake. This will be circulated when it is completed. The DNC was thanked for her reports.

6. Chair update

There were no additional items over those already discussed.

7. Update on the Registrations at the Second Level proposal

The Board considered a draft paper for the second consultation on the proposal to allow .nz registrations at the second level. They noted that a one page summary document is being developed as part of the consultation paper and agreed to the general approach and the timeframe for the consultation which is set to start later in May. The consultation paper will be developed further and will be agreed by the Board by email after the required changes have been made.

8. Next meeting

The next meeting is set for Thursday 28 June 2013.

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