Minutes - Board Meeting 25 October 2012

Present
Joy Liddicoat (Chair), Michael Foley (by video link), Andy Linton, Debbie Monahan, Alison McKenzie, Hamish MacEwan (observer).

Apologies

David Farrar

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, noting that few changes had been made from the previous plan. Current work is focussed on the Registrations at the Second Level proposal. New resources have been added to the team with the recent recruitment of Barry Brailey, Manager, Security Policy, and Patrick Watson, Communications Advisor.

Barry and Patrick joined the meeting briefly and were introduced to the Board members present.

4. DNC Reports

The DNC spoke to her reports for the months of July and August, noting that the September report is likely to be emailed to Board members shortly.

The DNC summarised the content of this upcoming report, noting that September was the launch month for the .kiwi.nz space. The threshold of 500 names was reached within the first fifteen minutes of registrations becoming available, and more than 5000 names were registered in the first 24 hours. The 500,000th .nz name was also registered during the first hour of .kiwi.nz registrations.

The DNC was thanked for her reports.

5. Update on the Registration at the Second Level proposal

The Board noted that it prefers a steady approach to this project ensuring all issues are properly considered. They clarified the work that the Board would like undertaken to inform the next round of consultation. Joy will be reporting to Council on the status of the project at their upcoming October meeting.

6. Chair Update

Joy noted that she has been keeping in regular contact with the NZRS Chair, Richard Currey, and that this was working well.

7. DNCL Staff Update

Following on from introducing the new staff earlier in the meeting, the DNC commented that space was tight in the office and she would be talking to InternetNZ regarding options for more room for the DNCL team given they hold the lease.

8. Any Other Business

The DNC gave a brief overview of the recent ICANN meeting in Toronto including the presentations undertaken and the meetings the .nz delegation had with the new CE and other senior ICANN staff. Joy commented that, though she did not attend the meeting, she had heard positive comments of the presentations the DNC had done there.

9. Next meeting dates

Next Board meeting 13 December beginning 2pm

2013 meeting dates are due to be set. Availability of Board members should be communicated to the office if known to assist with planning these meetings. A first draft of proposed meeting dates will be circulated with the December meeting papers.

First meeting in 2013 is likely to be held in either late February or early March.

The meeting closed at 11.28am.