Domain Name Commission Limited Board Minutes - August 2015

Minutes - Board Meeting 14 August 2015

Present: David Farrar (Chair), Lucy Elwood, Adam Hunt, David Moskovitz and Kenneth Johnston

In Attendance: Steven Heath, Barry Brailey, Laura Turnbull and Jordan Carter

Apologies: Jay Daley

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 meeting were amended to correct a typographical error, and the amended minutes were passed as true and accurate. There were no matters arising from the minutes that were no covered elsewhere in the agenda.

3. .nz Policy Framework Review Consultation

The Board considered the submissions that were received during the consultation period and agreed to amendments to the draft policies. They also asked for a summary of the submissions and responses to key points to be published. The Chair thanked the DNC and staff for all their hard work and noted how smooth this process has been.

4. WHOIS Policy review

The WHOIS policy review process was discussed and it was emphasised the review would be a first principles review with wide consultation. A further version of the proposed review process will be circulated to the Board before the next Board meeting.

5. .nz Framework policy

The InternetNZ .nz Framework policy was accepted by the Board.

6. InternetNZ/DNCL License agreement

There were no issues with the InternetNZ/NZRS license agreement and it was accepted by the Board.

7. Internal policies review timetable

The Internal policies review timetable was presented to the Board and it was accepted with no changes.

8. DNC Report

The reports for May, June and July were taken as read. The DNC was thanked for the reports

9. DNC Work plan

The DNC spoke to the current work plan.

10. .nz update

The Chair noted that the relevant items had been discussed earlier in the meeting.

11. Chair update

The Chair noted the intent to hold a joint team strategy day between DNCL and NZRS staff.

12. Audit and Risk Matters

A discussion took place regarding the way DNCL manages Audit and Risk. It was agreed that the item “Audit and Risk Matters” be added as a recurring item on the agenda.

13. Any other business

There was a general discussion about the relocation of the InternetNZ group.

14. InternetNZ update

Jordan Carter, Chief Executive of InternetNZ provided the Board with an update of InternetNZ’s current activities

15. Dates of future meetings

The next Board meeting will be held on Monday 5, October 2015.

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