Present: Chris Disspain, Jo Lim, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Natasha McGuire, Cheryl Hardy, Kerry Webb, Allan Lebusque, Lejla Vrazalic (University of Wollongong)
1. Preliminary Pilot Project Evaluation Report by ETHOS
LV presented the preliminary report prepared by ETHOS. LV stressed that the report is merely preliminary, however initial feedback from the test cases lead ETHOS to make the following comments at this stage:
The NRG thanked ETHOS for the preliminary report and noted that a further 6 reports will be provided over the next few months.
A majority of NRG members were concerned that the report includes matters that appear to fall outside the original scope and purpose of the pilot project, including:
NRG members agreed to provide a cover note to the auDA board detailing their concerns about the report. LV indicated that ETHOS would prepare a response to the cover note if necessary.
2. Pilot Project Update
NM advised that the test cases were pleased to hear the outcome of the application process and are currently waiting to hear what the next steps will be in relation to setting up their web sites.
3. auDA Public Consultation
auDA received approximately 90 public submissions about the restriction on Australian place names in com.au and net.au. The submissions will be considered by the auDA Board in August.