Domain Name Commission Limited Board Minutes - October 2013

Minutes - Board Meeting 3 October 2013

David Farrar (Chair), Kenneth Johnston, Michael Foley, Andy Linton, Dave Moskovitz, Debbie Monahan, Alison McKenzie, Hamish MacEwan (observer).

Joy Liddicoat

Dave Moskovitz was welcomed to the Board. Dave has been appointed as the InternetNZ Council Shareholder representative.

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 matters arising that were not covered elsewhere in the agenda.

3. DNCL Work plan

The DNC spoke to the current work plan. As part of the ongoing review of .nz policies, two policies are now being reviewed and a proposed amendment to a third policy, to clarify one clause, is also being consulted on. The work plan will be updated if Council approves the Board's recommendation to allow the registrations at the second level to proceed.

4. .nz update

The Board were advised of upcoming events including the conference for registrars that NZRS are organising for November. There was a discussion about the nature of this on an ongoing basis and what contribution the Board and public can make.

5. DNC Reports

The DNC spoke to her report for August.

6. Registrations at the Second Level

It was noted that the DNCL paper to Council ( had been submitted the week before to give Council time to raise questions for the Board to consider at this meeting. The DNC advised that no questions had been received to date from Council. DNCL's recommendation will be discussed at Council on Friday 11 October and all Directors are invited to attend.

The Chair noted his thanks to the Board and to the DNCL staff for all the work to date.

7. DNSSEC Update

Barry Brailey joined the meeting to update the Board on his DNSSEC activities and planning.

8. Dates 2014 Board meetings

The Board agreed the meeting dates for 2014. Invitations to these meetings will be emailed to the Board.

9. InternetNZ Strategy day feedback

Feedback was provided on the InternetNZ Strategy day held in mid-September. Council supported the view that the situation at present in respect of DNSSEC warranted encouragement and education of the benefits of DNSSEC rather than looking to regulate any activities at this time.

InternetNZ is reviewing its vision, mission and objects and is looking to move from the emphasis being on the Internet as an ecosystem to a focus on people.

10. Chair's update

There were no further items to discuss that had not already been addressed elsewhere on the agenda.

11. Any Other Business

The DNC advised that a Group International Strategy was being developed with input from staff from all the three entities who have been involved in international meetings. This is being finalised and will be sent to the Council and will also be forwarded to the Board when agreed.

The joint .nz Strategy, developed in conjunction with NZRS, was discussed and will be forwarded to the InternetNZ Council for their information. This is the first such joint strategy and will be developed further over the coming year, in conjunction with a plan to work to identify responsibilities within the .nz space. The joint goals from this strategy have been factored into the DNCL .nz strategy and planning. 

Next meeting – Thursday 5 December, 2pm

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