On 16 November 2017, the APTLD Board held teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.
Review of and Vote on the Application for Associate Membership by LANIC (the .LA ccTLD registry)
The Board received a debrief from GM on the matter and concluded that, whereas the country code in question was delegated to a territory in the Asia Pacific region (namely Lao People's Democratic Republic,) and whereas LANIC’s data is duly displayed in the IANA database, LANIC fully qualifies for Ordinary Membership in APTLD. The Board welcomed LANIC as a new member of the APTLD community.
Acceptance of the Board Chair’s Note of Resignation
The Board considered a note of resignation tendered by Chair Lim Choon Sai and accepted it on condition that Chair Lim would continue his term through the end of the 2018 AGM scheduled for 23 February 2018.
The Board extended its most heartfelt thanks to Chair Lim for his service to the community.
The Board also suggested that thus vacated seat on the Board should be filled during the upcoming Board election following the same procedure and for the same term as other vacated seats.
Consideration of the GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD73
The Board considered GM’s update on preparations for APTLD73 and noted a substantial progress in registrations for the Meeting and Members’ volunteering for presenting in individual sessions The Board suggested Secretariat should take more efforts to raise the Members’ awareness of the Meeting and encourage them to participate in it.
The Board also suggested GM come up with a concept of a post-Meeting networking event for Members.
Consideration of the Draft GM’s 2018 Business Plan
The Board considered the first draft of GM’s 2018 Business Plan and recommended it should be further updated with account of comments made and share it with the Board by email
Consideration of the Draft 2018 Budget
The Board considered and approved the first draft of the APTLD Budget for 2018 and suggested GM further present it at the 2018 AGM.
Selection of the APTLD74 Venue
Guided by the APTLD SOP on Finance and Procurement and following the GM’s presentation of venue options, the Board has selected the venue for APTLD74.
Consideration of the GM’s Update on the State and Execution of the 2017 Budget
The Board noted with satisfaction that as of 30 October 2017, the 2017 APTLD budget has remained quite robust and is poised to beat the projected end-year expectations, in large part thanks to the Members’ strong financial discipline and commitment.
The Board also considered a number of other administrative matters.