Board Minutes - 27 November 2003

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Meeting of the .au Domain Administration Board

27 November 2003 - 1.00pm
Hotel Intercontinental. 117 Macquarie Street. Sydney NSW 2000

Larry Bloch, Greg Crew, Ric da Paz, Chris Disspain, Kim Heitman, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Jo Lim, Peter Nissen, Elspeth Ross, Josh Rowe, Peter Shilling, Tony Staley

David Keegel, Craig Ng (Maddocks) and John Higgins (Hayes Knight)

Kim Davies and Greg Watson

1. Welcome New Directors

The board welcomed new director Larry Bloch.

2. Vote of Thanks to Retiring Directors

The board registered its thanks to Peter Dean and David Keegel for their past contribution to auDA.

3. Continuous Disclosure

LB advised that he is CEO of NetRegistry Pty Ltd, an auDA accredited registrar.

4. Election of Chair

TS (nominated GC, seconded RdP) was elected Chair unopposed.

5. Election of Deputy Chair

KH (nominated JR, seconded GC) was elected Deputy Chair unopposed.

6. Appointment of Board Committees

Finance Committee: PN, GC, JR, CD with John Higgins (Hayes Knight)

Membership Committee: The board agreed to combine this committee with the advisory committee of registrar and consumer representatives that will assist with auDA's education and awareness-raising campaigns.

Technical Committee: This is not a board committee, but an advisory committee of technical experts that assists auDA with technical issues and reports to the board from time to time.

The board noted that Foundation and Vision committees have completed their work.

7. Confirmation of Minutes

The minutes of the October 2003 meetings were confirmed.

8. Board policy re media

The board confirmed its policy in relation to media contact. The CEO is the authorised spokesperson for auDA, and directors should refer all questions or requests for comment about auDA-related matters to the CEO.

9. Membership

The members listed below were accepted in the classes indicated.

Jeff Marr (Demand)
Online Referral Networks Australia (Demand)
Kimberley Heitman (Demand)

The board discussed the membership applications outstanding from October. CN advised that Maddocks received three responses to the letters that were sent to applicants asking for further information; of the three, only one applicant confirmed that he wished to proceed with his application.

Action: Maddocks to write again to all applicants giving them a final opportunity to respond.

10. Other Business

No other business was raised.

11. 2004 Meeting Schedule

The next board meeting will be held on Monday 9 February 2004.

The board will meet on 19 April, 15 June, 9 August, 11 October.

Board meetings are held at the auDA office in Melbourne and commence at 10am.