Changes in the way the .nz name space is managed seem likely to flow from the Internet Society of New Zealand AGM today.
A variety of motions have been tabled - among them, those calling for the establishment of a shared registry system, where Domainz' commercial retail activities are subject to competition; forbidding Isocnz councillors from simultaneously sitting on the board of Domainz; calling for greater openness in Isocnz's affairs; calling for Isocnz to follow its founding intent and become a chapter of the US-based Internet Society (Isoc); and deploring the defamation action taken by Domainz CEO Patrick O'Brien against Alan Brown of Manawatu Internet Services.
There are also 10 council places up for election.
The main group pushing for change has posted a Website listing its motions and a list of 10 candidates it recommends. Although the group and others supporting change appear to have the numbers to carry the day, the exact shape changes will take is not yet clear, with a range of views on the "thin" registry model proposed by the Isocnz working group led by Professor John Hine.
The AGM follows Isocnz's Summit 2000 conference, and will begin at 6pm.
Audio streams from both both the summit and the AGM will be available and some of those attending the AGM will provide live coverage via IRC. IRC will be on irc.isocnz.org:6667 , channel #agm