APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (19 July 2018)

On 19 July 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.

Consideration of GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD74

The Board noted with satisfaction a steady growth in registrations for the Meeting, which testifies to Members’ greater interest in it. The Board also noted with gratitude the external sponsorship of the Meeting.

Consideration of the Possibility, Agenda, and Timeline of the Executive Call with Members

The Board considered Agenda options and the timeline for the annual Executive Call with Members and suggested Vice Chair Gihan Dias, interested Board Members, and GM set up the date and develop the agenda for the Call to take place well in advance to AGM-2019

Draft APTLD75 Agenda Bashing

The Board considered the updated draft APTLD75 Agenda and supported the concept of ensuring synergy with the ICANN’s Middle East DNS Forum, subject to further consultations with the APTLD community.

Consideration of the GM’s Update on the State and Execution of the 2018 APTLD Budget and Update on the 2018 Membership Fee Collection Campaign

The Board received GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that that the budget keeps being in line with the original projections.

Appointment of the APTLD Representative to the AP* Organizations Meeting in Numea, New Caledonia, in September 2018

The Board considered a GM’s update on Hiro Hotta of JPRS having volunteered to represent APTLD at the AP*Organizations Meeting in Numea, New Caledonia, in September 2018 and supported his mission. The Board expressed its gratitude to Hiro Hotta for his gracious effort and the hope to have his update on the Meeting outcome.

Discussion of the APTLD’s External Communication Efforts

The Board took a notice of a growing interest in APTLD activities on the part of external actors, including mass media and suggested interested Board Members together with GM develop respective guidelines to ensure a proper coverage of APTLD’s profile and activities in the international media.