Domain Name Commission Limited Board Minutes - August 2010

Minutes of the Domain Name Commission Ltd Board Meeting  

Thursday, 23 August 2010, 4pm


Present:       Joy Liddicoat, Andy Linton, Michael Foley, Kenneth Johnston, David Farrar, Debbie Monahan, Alison McKenzie.  

Apologies:   No apologies were received.  

1 & 2.           Board alone time. 

The meeting began with Board alone time. Debbie Monahan joined the meeting at 4.20pm.  Alison McKenzie joined the meeting at 4.40pm.  Also at this time, Hamish MacEwen joined the meeting as an observer. 

3.       NZRS CE  

Jay Daley of NZRS joined the meeting at 4.40pm.  Jay opened his comments by reporting on an outage to some of the DNS servers which had occurred during August.  The SLA requirements were still met even with the outage as four of the seven servers remained operable. 

Jay reported on a variety of projects, including EPP, and DNSSEC. 

It was noted that it was timely for both NZRS and DNCL to begin thinking about the SLA and the process that will be used for its review.  

4.       InternetNZ CE  

Vikram opened his remarks with a reminder about the planning cycle, noting that the planning document had been circulated. 

InternetNZ is reporting a 10% membership increase in the period since the AGM. 

It was confirmed that InternetNZ has begun work on the review of Directors' fees.  The review will be conducted by an independent party.  

5.       DNCL Register of Interests 

David and Kenneth will provide notification of their interests to Debbie for inclusion in the register. 

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

6.       Minutes from the last meeting 

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

7.       DNC Work plan - update 

The DNC work plan update is a standing item. 

The Board noted in particular that the Communications Strategy would generate an operational communications plan for DNCL, and that the statistics pages on the website would be revamped.

 Various aspects of the work plan were discussed. 

8.       DNC Reports - May, June and July 2010 

The DNC spoke to her reports for the months of May, June and July.  The DNC was thanked for her reports. 

9.       DNSSEC  

Paul McKitrick joined the meeting at 5.40pm, and spoke to the consultation paper, background paper and accompanying Board paper. 

The Board noted that the timing of the implementation of DNSSEC will be constrained by ensuring appropriate policies are in place, rather than by the technical aspects.  

The process and timeframe for the public consultation was agreed.  Letters and emails will also be sent out to try and ensure a wide range of people and organisations get a chance to comment. 

10.      Communications Strategy  

The updated communications strategy was discussed.  

The Board approved the Communications Strategy with the agreed amendments, and noted that an operational communications plan would be developed from the approved strategy.  

11.       Chair's update  

Joy reported on the recent regular meeting held between the Chairs and CEs 

12.      Strategy Day - All Boards  

This meeting was very positive for all attendees last year.  Papers for each topic to be discussed will be provided prior to the meeting.  

13.      Proposed dates for future Board meetings  

The date for the next meeting of DNCL was amended to 21 October 2010. 

14.      Any other business  

Hamish MacEwen left the meeting.  This item was discussed in Committee. 

Meeting closed at 7.00pm

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