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.
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.
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.
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.
Brent Carey is the Domain Name Commissioner, part of the InternetNZ group responsible for the regulatory, compliance and dispute resolution functions of the .nz domain name space. Before his appointment, he was the Commission’s Chief Operations and Policy Officer after returning from Australia to New Zealand where he was a Senior Manager for the Victorian Telecommunication Ombudsman's office.
Brent has over 20 years’ experience in regulatory, compliance, public relations and legal enforcement roles and has worked in Australia and Asia.
Brent has been active in various international domain name and Internet forums including:
§ the legal and regulatory working group of CENTR
§ the Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network
§ the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum and
§ the CCNSO at ICANN
He has for the past 18 months been on the CCNSO’s PDP Retirement Working Group.
He is a life member of the Australian Privacy Foundation and a member of Veski Connection a leading group of scientists and business leaders committed to supporting the State of Victoria’s science and innovation communities.
He is a member of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution. In New Zealand he is an Associate member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Company Directors and the New Zealand Marketing Association.
He is a Founder of Agribusiness Green Meadows Beef which does business in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Singapore and South East Asia.
Brent has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington and a graduate certificate in Dispute Resolution (Industry) from Box Hill Institute, Australia.
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.
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.
President of PANDI (.id Registry) and also Professor at Faculty of Computer Science – University of Indonesia, has bachelor degree and master degree in computer science from University of Indonesia, and doctorate degree in computer science from School of Computing - Curtin University of Technology, Australia.
He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and ISO 27001 LA (Lead Auditor). He is also serve as Academic Relations Coordinator at ISACA Indonesia Chapter, Network Associates at Development Implications of Digital Economies (DIODE) Strategic Research Network and Academic Advisory Council of The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE).
In 2019, under Yudho’s leadership, PANDI received a certification on ISO/IEC 27001:2013 while still maintaining its ISO 9001:2015 certification. Also in 2019, Yudho led Transparency and Accountability Framework Development Working Group to develop Transparency and Accountability Framework for APTLD.