APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (21 September 2018)


On 21 September 2018, the APTLD Board held its in-person meeting, followed by a Board Survey, and considered a range of matters. A summary of the Meeting and Views expressed in the Survey is published in this Communiqué.

Evaluation of APTLD74

The Board noted that the Meeting was a real success and expressed its gratitude to UZINFOCOM, the .UZ administrator, for having hosted APTLD74.

The Board also suggested certain logistical improvements aimed at facilitating the conduct of future Members Meetings.

Consideration of GM’s Memorandum on Cessation of .TJ’s Membership in APTLD

The Board considered GM’s submission and concluded that as the Center for Information Technologies, the .TJ registry administrator, has failed to stay in communication with APTLD and has not responded to numerous invitations to restore such communication within suggested timelines, and to pay the membership fee, its membership in APTLD should be terminated effective of 21 September 2018.

The Board emphasized that APTLD would welcome the .TJ registry back to the community, should it elect to seek reaccession, and suggested GM deliver a message to the CIT.

Consideration of the Draft APTLD Policy for Appointment, Duties, and Funding of the Alternate APTLD Representative in International Fora

The Board considered the draft Policy presented by GM and suggested the Policy should be adopted for a trial and adjusted according to further feedback and comments.

Consideration of APTLD Policy Guidelines for Membership Fee Bands for Associate Members

The Board considered the document submitted by GM and decided to allocate more time to examine it and its possible implications in a greater detail to make an informed decision.

Consideration of GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD75 and Completion of the Draft APTLD75 Agenda

The Board considered the APTLD75 agenda and noted with satisfaction that the draft agenda is complete. The Board further instructed GM to send out the agenda to the membership for review and comments with the timeline being the first decade of October 2018.

Consideration of Expansion of APTLD’s Operation

The Board suggested that the matter should be discussed at its next teleconference

Consideration of the GM’s Update on the Regional Organizations’ Practice of Access to Meetings Presentations

The Board suggested that notwithstanding the other Regional Organizations’ practice, for the sake of transparency, all the presentations delivered at Members Meetings should be made publicly available on the APTLD website.

The Board also considered a number of other administrative matters.