On 22 March 2018, the APTLD Board held its regular teleconference meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.
Selection of the APTLD75 Host
The Board received an update from GM on the matter and acknowledged the JPRS’s update on the physical impossibility to host APTLD75 in March 2019 and noted with gratitude the .JP registry’s commitment to host an APTLD Meeting in the future. The Board agreed to GM’s suggestion to consider Dubai, UAE, and suggested GM contact the . AE registry to obtain its consent to hosting APTLD75 in late February 2019.
Consideration of GM’s update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD74
The Board received an update from GM on the matter and noted with satisfaction the substantial progress in preparations and Members’ active contribution to the process of shaping the Meeting Agenda.
Consideration of the GM’s Memorandum on Restoring the APTLD Legacy Project
The Board expressed concerns over an alleged loss of the historical data in the course of migrations from the previous editions of APTLD websites to the current one and suggested GM take a prompt action to retrieve and otherwise collect and categorize the data in question and make it available to members on the new website.
Consideration of the Application for Membership in APTLD by Gransy
The Board considered an application for Associate Membership filed by Gransy c.o., an ICANN-accredited registrar from the Czech Republic. Guided by the APTLD Constitution, the Board found that Gransy’s primary business is consistent with the APTLD’s mission and Gransy executives have recently collaborated extensively with APTLD and contributed to a number of APTLD Meetings since early 2017. In light of the above, the Board approved Gransy’s application for Associate Membership.
Consideration of GM’s Memorandum on Appointment of the Alternate APTLD Representative in International Fora
The Board expressed concern about the imperative to duly represent APTLD at international fora and the need to keep Members updated on ongoing developments and suggested GM look into finding an alternate representative out of the community and/or Board members to exercise the function where GM proves unavailable for such events.
Consideration of GM’s Memorandum on Sub-Regional Fellowships for the Middle East DNS Forum
The Board received an update from GM on the matter and noted the importance of the ME DNS Forum for APTLD members in the sub-region and suggested GM promptly initiate a respective Call for 2 (two) sub-regional Fellowships to be made available for the Members in the Middle East, as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan in accordance with the respective Policy.
Consideration of the GM’s Update on the State and Execution of the 2017 APTLD Budget and Update on the 2018 Membership Fee Collection Campaign
The Board received GM’s update on the matter and commended the community for its high commitment to the Members’ duties, which resulted in most Members having paid the membership fees in full and in time. The Board also noted with satisfaction that the budget is in line with the original projections.
The Board also considered a number of other administrative and financial matters.