Minutes of the Domain Name Commission Ltd Board Meeting


Friday 9 April 2010, 2.00pm





Present:         Richard Currey, Michael Foley, Joy Liddicoat, Andy Linton, David Russell, Debbie Monahan.

                        Bruce Clement - observer



1.         Board alone time.


The meeting began with Board alone time. Debbie Monahan joined the meeting at 2.40pm.


Bruce Clement, an InternetNZ member, also joined the meeting as an observer.



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 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 went through progress on the work plan which is a standing item.  The work plan will be updated following the strategy meeting.



5.         DNC Reports - November and December 2009, January and February 2010


The DNC spoke to her reports for the months of November, December, January and February.   There are plans to review how the statistics are presented.  In response to questions, information on the scope of support given to Police for specific investigations was provided and the DNC noted that work with the National Library in respect of the of the application for zone file access for their planned web harvest was ongoing. 



6.         Additional Search Functionality


There was a discussion about the options for additional search functionality, which had previously been consulted on with wide-ranging responses received.  The Board agreed that clauses giving effect to limited searches by registrant name be drafted and put out for public comment.  It was also agreed by the Board that they would not proceed with a wildcard domain name search.

7.         2LD policy review 


Submissions received were discussed.  The Board noted any further work on opening registrations at the second level could be discussed with Council.  In the meantime, it was agreed that no change to the current policy would be made. 



8.         Process for legal action in phishing cases


A series of documents developed with the intention of being able to quickly present a case to the Courts to obtain an urgent injunction in the case of, for example, phishing cases, was discussed by the Board.  There were no issues with the documents themselves but the Board asked the DNC to obtain legal and insurance opinions on the liability such a process would expose DNCL to.



9.         Revised budget 2010/2011


The revised budget, reflecting the confirmed costs for InternetNZ Shared Services, was approved.



10.       Security update


This item will become a standing item in the monthly reports and at Board meetings from the April report onwards.



11.       Chair updates


This item was held in committee.



12.       Date next meeting


Proposed date - Tuesday 1 June.



13.       Any other business


There was no other business.


Meeting closed at 5.05pm