In accordance to the APTLD Constitution, The management of the Association shall be vested in the Board and the instrumentalities thereof. The Board may exercise all such powers of the Association and do on behalf of the Association all such acts as may be exercised and done by the Association which are required either by statute or by the Constitution to be exercised by the Association. The Board shall comprise eight (8) Board Members, four (4) of whom shall be principal office bearers holding the positions of: Chairman; Senior Vice Chairman; Secretary; and Treasurer

  • Board Chair
    Name: Ai-chin Lu
    Organisation: TWNIC
    Job title: Vice Executive Director
    Residence: Taiwan

    Ai-Chin Lu is the Vice Executive Director at Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC), managing Taiwan's ccTLDs, .tw and .台灣. Ai-Chin has been associated with TWNIC since 1998. She played a major role in creating the .tw/.台灣 registration guidelines and led the coordination of domain name registration system, and DN Dispute Resolution Services. She also serves as the Co-Secretary of the Chinese Domain Name Consortium (CDNC). She is also a member of the Joint Engineering Team. Before joining to TWNIC, Ai-Chin worked at the Computer Center of the Ministry of Education and the Institute for Information Industry. She holds M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Missouri-Rolla in USA.

  • Board Vice Chair
    Name: Gihan Dias
    Organisation: LK Domain Registry
    Job title: Domain Registrar and CEO
    Residence: Sri Lanka

    Prof. Dias graduated from the University of Moratuwa in 1985 and was awarded a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Davis in 1992.
    In addition to being a the Domain Registrar and CEO of the LK Domain Registry, he is also a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Moratuwa.
    He has initiated several new services, including TechCERT - Sri Lanka's first and foremost computer security readiness team, Lanka Certify - a certification authority, IDNs, DNSsec, Personal Domain Names, VerifiedWeb, etc.
    He has assisted many public and private organisations to build, secure, and make best use of their computer systems. He was inducted to the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013.
    As an APTLD board member, Prof. Dias will work with the ccTLD community in Asia to face the challenges of the 21st century.

  • Secretary
    Name: Min Jung Park
    Organisation: Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)
    Job title: General Researcher
    Residence: Korea

    Minjung Park is currently in charge of international relations and Internet governance at Korea Internet & Security Agency(KISA), the registry for .kr and .hanguk(Korean ccTLD).
    Since 2004, Minjung has been participating in ICANN and APTLD meetings as the representative of KISA. As .kr representative, she has been actively involved in various IDN related working groups including IDN ccTLD fast-track and universal acceptance since 2005 and was the drafter of "Korea's Position Paper on IDNs" which was submitted to ICANN in 2006. Minjung is also deeply involved in Internet governance activities including IANA transition and actively participated in drafting "Korean Community's Comments on CWG-IANA" in 2015 and "Korean Community's Comments on CCWG -Accountability reports" in 2016.
    In recent years, she has been engaged in developing and implementing capacity building programs for the local Korean community and Asia Pacific community. She was in charge of the inaugural Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy(APIGA), which was held in success in Seoul, in partnership with, but not limited to, APTLD and many countries from the Asia Pacific region.
    She received a Master of International Studies(M.I.S) from the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature and a Bachelor of Business Administration, both from Ewha Womans University.

  • Treasurer
    Name: Qiang Li
    Organisation: China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)
    Job title: Deputy Director
    Residence: China

    Mr. Qiang Li, the vice president of CNNIC, is currently responsible for international relations and affairs, innovative business development and financial management of CNNIC. During his tenure, he devotes himself to improving CNNIC’s customer service and promoting domain name’s usage, having successfully promoted the real name verification and audit of domain names including “.CN”, “.中国”(China), “.公司”(company), “ .网络”(network).

    Mr Qiang Li attained master’s degree of management in 2003 and is experienced in ICT management. Prior to his role in CNNIC, he had worked for scientific research institutions and governments for years, being engaged in the policy making, management of informatization and cyber security for 15 years.

  • Board Member
    Name: Datuk Hasnul F Hasan
    Organisation: MYNIC
    Job title: Chief Executive Officer
    Residence: Malaysia

    Datuk Hasnul Fadhly Hasan, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MYNIC. Prior to his role in leading MYNIC, he was a General Manager of Technical Operations at a leading Malaysian Internet Service Provider (ISP) company.
    As a strategic leader, transformation executive and innovator in the strategy and technology consulting space, he brings a record of success and expertise in consistently redefining what is possible for the company.
    During his tenure in the ISP company, he managed and oversee the technical operations nationwide ranging from networks, data centers, cloud computing, and security amongst others. He has extensive experience in technical background for more than 15 years.
    Beyond expertise, he successfully merges a world-class technical background with critical business and communication skills to challenge the norm, envision revolutionary organizational models, and surpass expectations at the highest levels of global business.
    On top of spearheading new business and enabling the company towards a transformation from traditional businesses, he handles a wide variety of divisional and multiple management functions and directs the strategic business for overall organizational goals and objectives of growth and profitability. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University, USA.

  • Board Member
    Name: Erhan Karabardak
    Organisation: auDA
    Job title: Deputy Board Chairman
    Residence: Australia

    Erhan Karabardak is a senior lawyer, and trademark attorney. Erhan is recognised as a leading trademark and domain name professional and is regularly engaged to provide expert advice and commentary on trademark and domain name issues. He acts for a range of clients both Australian and internationally based, including well-known global brands. With over 20 years' experience.
    He recognised as a leading expert in domain name law and has run some of the leading cases in this area. Erhan has represented some of the world's largest domain name portfolio holders, and has served as a director and board member of the .au Domain Administration (auDA), Australia's domain name regulator since 2012, where he is currently Deputy Chairman.

  • Board Member
    Name: Le Nam Trung
    Organisation: Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)
    Job title: Deputy Director General
    Residence: Vietnam

    I graduated in 1996 from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Viet Nam then achieved MBA in 2001 and was awarded a doctorate in Economics in 2011.
    Since 2006, as the Deputy Director General of Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC), I have been responsible for “.VN” domain management and promotion, contributing to national and global Internet community.
    I have initiated several new services and projects to promote “.VN” domain with the aim of raising the commercial value of “.VN” domain in the region. I have also taken part in building legal framework and policies for sustainable growth of domain names and transparent domain name market. In VNNIC’s point of view, development of “.VN” domain and management of policies should be built up on community’s trust, interests for a successful outcome. Serving many years at VNNIC and working closely with national and global Registrars, I have gained priceless experience and knowledge of international relations and management in the region. Recently, I assisted many Registrars in building new service management system, and supported them in their marketing and communication activities to create a competitive environment among the Registrars to provide better Quality of Service (QoS) to their customers. With growth rate more than 10% up to now, VNNIC ambition is to increase “.VN” domain position from being on top 40 ccTLDs to 30 ccTLDs with the highest number of registered domain names in next 5 to 6 years.

  • Board Member
    Name: Alireza Saleh
    Organisation: IPM/IRNIC, the .ir and ایران. ccTLD registries
    Job title: CEO
    Residence: Iran

    In the past, as a Project Manager he contributed to the ICANN’s IDN program to develop Internationalized Domain Names and was behind successful implementation of a number of Arabic-Script IDNs. He also served to the community as a Registry Service Evaluation Panelist at ICANN. As well, he contributed to a number of DNS-related working groups at IETF and ICANN and actively participated in the development of the IDNA2008 protocol.


    I found my last term on the Board as board member and the treasurer a very important and useful exercise. I gained knowledge and leadership skills necessary to help a very diverse community thrive and self-organize to enjoy benefits of genuine collaboration.

    I also learned the art of seeking and mobilizing consensus on policy matters and the importance of monitoring and evaluation of large-scale, region- and community-wide projects. If elected, I am committed to further develop the skills for the community's benefit.

    During my involvement as APTLD board member and according to my experience in IDN, i realized that I could be helpful in developing IDN within the APTLD region. I’m thinking of evaluating different aspects of IDNs in the region and try to solve the problems ahead of registries, registrars and registrants by holding workshops, teleconferences and webinars.

    I am also keenly aware of the existing disconnect between certain sub-regions, and my prime task would be to narrow it by communicating and engaging with those members across Middle East and Eurasia who have been out of contact by offering them technical assistance and meeting their requirements to the best of my ability and engaging other APTLD members into that work.

    I will also be happy to keep representing the community whenever the need arise at international fora and to make sure its perspectives and opinions on critical matters are visible and take into account by our partners across the region and worldwide.