Minutes of the Domain Name Commission Board Meeting

Thursday, 25 August 2011

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

Apologies: Andy Linton

Meeting opened at 2.30pm, with Board Alone, and Board and CE time. Alison McKenzie joined the meeting at 3.45pm.

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. It was agreed that the recent survey on domain names will be repeated regularly, possibly every 3 years, to enable trends to be monitored.

3. Workplan

The DNSSEC Communications plan work is ongoing. A review of the Zone Transfer Policy and the Registering, Managing and Cancelling Domain Names Policy (RMC) has begun with submissions closing 3 October.

4. DNC Reports

The DNC spoke to her reports for the months of June and July. There was discussion around the DistributeIT situation that resulted in NetRegistry, another registrar, taking over responsibility for their customers. There was also discussion on planned work on possible security policies and the recent interview on Fair Go and its associated press follow up.

The DNC was thanked for her reports.

5. WHOIS Accuracy Survey

The Board noted the recent WHOIS accuracy survey, which showed that there were few instances of patently false information. It was agreed that registrars would be advised of the survey and encouraged to take steps to get registrants to ensure their information was current and correct.

6. .nz is our Home - Oral Update

Work continues on planning updates to the .nz is our home images to the DNC website that can be completed for the budgeted figure.

7. Registrar Compliance - Oral Update

The DNC gave a description of DNCL's work with registrars including how the authorisation process works and the initial and ongoing compliance checks undertaken. A regular programme of reporting and monitoring is undertaken with the aim being to ensure compliance rather than be punitive. There is, however, an investigation process in cases of possible policy breaches and this was outlined.

8. Chair update

There were no matters that had not been covered elsewhere in the Agenda.

9. Any other business

There were no matters that had not been covered elsewhere in the Agenda.

10. Dates of Future DNCL Board Meetings

Next meeting to be held Thursday 13 October 2011 with the final 2011 meeting planned for Thursday 15 December