Domainz system under review

The terms of a long-awaited independent review of the controversial Domainz Registry System have been announced by the board of Domainz.

The terms of a long-awaited independent review of the controversial Domainz Registry System have been announced by the board of Domainz.

Conducted by Wellington-based Hunter Group, the terms of reference include a look at final costs versus budgeted costs, including reasons for variations; the allocation of responsibilities between Isocnz ( the Internet Society of New Zealand), Domainz, Domainz management, developer Advantage Group and contract staff and a full listing of problems with the system.

The report is intended to be public, but the terms provide for some commentary to be deleted from the public report if necessary, with the deletions noted and the full report to go to the Domainz board.

Desire for such a review was one of the motivations behind a democratic "coup" on the council of Domainz' owner, the Internet Society of New Zealand, last year. Bob Gray, who joined the council, and subsequently the Domainz board, last year, announced the review to Isocnz members yesterday.

No time frame for the review was specified yesterday.

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