APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (15 June 2017)

On 15 June 2017, the APTLD Board held its teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Consideration of the GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD72

The Board received an update on preparations for APTLD72 and noted with satisfaction a substantial progress in filling out speaking slots at the panel sessions. The Board agreed to the need to further the effort by taking the lead both as moderators and panellists.

Consideration of Applications for the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy Fellowship and Selection of the APIGA-2017 Fellow

The Board considered members’ applications for APTLD72 and decided to award two Fellowships to Mr. Yu Liu (.CN) and Ms. Undraa Baatar (.MN).

Consideration of the Need for Development of APTLD Directors and Officers Insurance and Indemnification Policy

The Board discussed the effective arrangement in the Constitution and agreed that it is insufficient in scope. The Board suggested GM engage with lawyers to bring the indemnification arrangements up to modern corporate governance standards.

Consideration of GM’s Update on the State and Execution of the 2017 APTLD Budget

The Board considered the update and noted with satisfaction that the 2017 Budget is executed in line with the original projections. The Board noted that a few Members have not yet honored their commitments and suggested GM engages with them in a more consistent fashion.

Consideration of the GM /Treasurer’s Proposal on Venue Options for APTLD73 and Selection of the Venue

As prescribed by the APTLD SOP on Procurement and Finance, the Board considered options for the APTLD73 venue and selected the one suggested by GM and Treasurer, and Supported by Chair. The Bard suggested GM engage with the venue to secure it for the Meeting.

Consideration of the GM’s Memorandum on a Training to Trainers Project

The Board considered GM’s suggestion to partner with ICANN to launch a region-wide project with a special focus on underserved areas to train Members’ representatives in delivering DNSSEC training classes. The Board suggested GM further engage with ICANN to carry out steps necessary for the project implementation and measuring how effective each of the proposed training sessions are so that will guide the community and also help get feedback from participants in the project.

Consideration of an Update on Progress in the APTLD Website Revamp Project Implementation

The Board received the GM’s update and recommended the website development team improve the beta version with a full account of additional comments and recommendations made as a result of the beta testing of the website.