28 January 2016 - Strategic Risk Committee Meeting Minutes

.au Domain Administration

Strategic Risk Committee – Special Meeting No 1

28 January 2016 – 11.30am

Present:  Julie Hammer (Chair), Adam King, Chris Disspain, Jo Lim, George Pongas, Graham McDonald, Kartic Srinivasan, Miguel Wood, Simon Johnson, Stuart Benjamin

Apologies:  Nil

1.     The Committee held a special meeting to consider the risks associated with the recommendations of the final 2015 Names Policy Panel Report.  The Committee agreed that there were no issues with Recommendations 2A, 2B and 2C relating to 2LD eligibility and allocation policy rules, or with Recommendations 3A and 3B relating to other 2LD policy rules.  The focus of the meeting would be on Recommendations 1A and 1B relating to direct registrations under .au.

2.     The Committee considered that risk should be considered according to the potential outcomes of the Board’s deliberations and should be categorised according to the current Risk Log categories (Strategic, Operational, Security and Stability, Financial).

The potential outcomes were identified as:

a. Potential Outcome 1: Yes - the Board accepts Recommendations 1A and 1B of the report and instructs auDA Staff to proceed with implementation.

b. Potential Outcome 2: No - the Board rejects Recommendations 1A and 1B of the report and no further action is to be taken.

c. Potential Outcome 3: Maybe - the Board is not yet prepared to accept or reject Recommendations 1A and 1B of the report and seeks more information.

3.     The Committee agreed that J Hammer and J Lim would identify risks associated with each potential outcome and provide to the Committee for its consideration.

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4.     The Committee agreed to schedule a second Special Meeting by teleconference at 11.30am on Tuesday 9 February 2016.