Domain Name Commission Limited Board Minutes - October 2010

Minutes of the Domain Name Commission Ltd Board Meeting

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 4pm 


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

Apologies:   Michael Foley sent apologies for the meeting.  Jay Daley and Vikram Kumar apologised for being unable to attend their planned sessions. 

1         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. 

2.       DNCL Register of Interests

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

 3.       Minutes from the last meeting

The minutes of the last DNCL Board 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 not covered elsewhere in the agenda.  

4.       DNC Work plan - update

The DNC work plan update is a standing item.

The Board was presented with a new published report - .nz an update.  This report is intended as an information resource for distribution to people wanting to know more about work in the .nz space, particularly other ccTLDs.  Various aspects of the work plan were discussed. 

5.       DNC Reports - July, August, and September 2010

The DNC spoke to her reports for the months of July, August and September. 

The Board noted that growth is tracking above this year's prediction but that it is only just running above the level forecast for next year.  The DNC was thanked for her reports. 

6.       Additional Search Functionality

Five submissions were received from the latest consultation on additional search functionality for .nz.  After discussion, it was agreed that restricted searches by Registrant would be implemented.  As a result of the submissions received, some changes were made.  These included adding a clause stating that a Registrant could request what searches had been requested/undertaken in their name, and clarification of the information required when requesting a search.  It is likely the new functionality will be in place sometime mid December 2010. 

7.       DNSSEC

The recent consultation resulted in responses from a range of organisations and individuals.  Overall, general support for the proposals was indicated.

The Board agreed with the proposal for DNCL to establish and maintain a contact repository for DNS Operators, and approved as drafted the second consultation paper detailing proposed policy changes.  

8.       PDP review

The Board discussed what it means if DNCL gets very few, or sometimes no, submissions on a policy consultation.   It was agreed to review the Policy Development Process and a consultation paper is to be drafted and forwarded to the Board for approval.

 9.       Chair Update

The Chair reported on the recent regular meeting held between the Chairs and CEs, and told the Board that the follow up sessions for the Strategy Day will be held at the next Council meeting and also at a meeting in early December.

 10.      Any other business

The DNC will be attending the APTLD meeting in Amman, Jordan.  

11.       Proposed dates for future Board meetings

The February meeting is likely to be combined with the Board's strategy retreat. The date for the October 2011 meeting to be checked to ensure there are no clashes.

The next meeting is to be held on 16 December 2010. 

The meeting closed at 6.22pm


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