Re: DNS: ADNA's first decisions - Minuted

Re: DNS: ADNA's first decisions - Minuted

From: Simon Hackett <simon§>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 22:54:16 +0900

Thanks for posting the draft minutes! Can I request a few clarifications? viz:

>Non-Members present as prospective Members:
>Steve Baxter     representing SAIA (South Australian Internet

Don't you have SAIA in the wrong list here, they _joined_ on Monday, I
counter-signed the cheque to pay for it!

>Leni Mayo               Director, Top Level Registries

I presume Leni Mayo is an observer who is an intending commercial DNA,
given his company name. Do you feel there is any potential for conflict of
interest with respect to the following point:

>Action 3. Leni Mayo to produce draft text for a Code of Practice and a
>set of Selection Criteria for DNAs, by e-mail to the Directors by
>Thursday 26 June. 

... given that the whole point of ADNA's members being non-profits is to
assert some impartiality and immunity from the commercial drives of
specific prospective, or current, DNA's?

Note that I am making _no_ criticism of whatever Leni produces here - just
wondering about how the above may look in terms of _asserting_ to the
community that impartiality has been maintined. 

>3. Membership Fees
>ADNA has currently received $7,000 in Membership fees. It was agreed
>that Michael Malone's fee as Associate Member would be waived while he
>is the DNA for a non-fee paying domain (

Does this represent a policy decision for any other DNA of any other
existing domain which does not require fee payment at this time? (,,,, etc)? 

>Action 4. Members are asked to provide a loan to ADNA of $1,000 each as
>an advance on their membership fee for 1998.  Those unable to do so, are
>asked to advise the Treasurer.

If the cost model for ADNA is broken, is forward borrowing really the way
to fix it? 
Will ADNA pay interest on these loans? 

>4. Creating a competitive market for Second Level Domains
>Moved by Peter Gerrand: that in 1997 ADNA give priority to Second Level
>Domains for the business community.                     Carried

Sounds like an excellent idea.  I look forward to seeing the various draft
criteria turn up for public comment, and thanks to you all for your efforts!

   Simon Hackett
Simon Hackett, Technical Director, Internode Systems Pty Ltd
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