APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (21 February 2019)

On 21 February 2019, the APTLD Board held its in-person meeting in Dubai, and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Farewell and thanks to the outgoing Board Member and Treasurer

The Board reiterated its farewell and once again expressed a deep gratitude to the outgoing Board Members Mr. Stafford Guest and Ms. Zhang Xiao for their service to the community and offered them best wishes in their future undertakings.

Election of the Office Bearers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary)

The Board members re-elected Ms. Ai-Chin Lu (.TW) the Chair, Mr. Gihan Dias (.LK) the Vice Chair, elected Mr. Li Qiang (.CN) the Treasurer, and re-elected Ms. Min Jung Park the Secretary.

Review of the outcomes of APTLD75 and AGM

The Board noticed with satisfaction a good turnout for the Members Meeting, a good quality of its organization and agenda. The Board thanked TRA of UAE for their excellent logistics and visa support, and generous sponsorship. The Board also thanked ICANN and RIPE NCC for their support and cooperation. The Board thanked Secretariat for the job done for the community.

The Board further instructed the Secretariat to expedite submission of the respective documents for the Ordinary Members’ attention.

Consideration of Outcomes of the Discussion on the Strategic Plan for 2019-2021

The Board considered the outcomes of the members’ review of the Strategic Plan for 2019-2021 during AGM and suggested GM promptly sent out a call to Members for participation in the Working Group for drafting its final version.

Consideration of GM’s update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD76

The Board received an update from GM on the matter and reiterated the community’s commitment to the Meeting scheduled for 5-6 September 2019 in the city of Iskandar Puteri (Malaysia). The Board also expressed appreciation to MYNIC BERHAD for their commitment to and support of Meeting preparations.

Consideration of the GM’s Memorandum on the Dates and Location of APTLD77

The Board received an update from GM on possible options for holding APTLD77 in the early 2020 and suggested that it would be most appropriate to hold APTLD77 in Sri Lanka to contribute to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of .LK. The Board expressed its appreciation to the LK Domain Registry for its commitment and volunteering to host the Meeting.

Consideration of the Application for Ordinary Membership by the .PW Registry

The Board received GM’s update on the matter and resolved that whereas the PW Registry Corp is duly listed in IANA’s records as the .PW Administrative Contact, the island of Palau is situated in the Pacific Ocean, the .PW ccTLD registry is eligible for Ordinary Membership in APTLD.

Consideration of Nomination of an APTLD Member as an APTLD Representative to the AP* Organizations Meeting in Dajeon, Korea, on 24 February 2019

The Board received GM’s update on the matter and resolved that Hiro Hotta (JPRS) will be representing APTLD at the gathering. The Board expressed appreciation to Hiro Hotta for his commitment and service to the community.

Consideration of the GM’s Update on the State and Execution of the 2019 APTLD Budget and Update on the 2019 Membership Fee Collection Campaign

The Board received GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that nearly all the Members have paid the fees in a timely manner as prescribed by the APTLD Constitution.

The Board also considered a number of other administrative and financial matters.