APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 April 2019)

On 18 April 2019, the APTLD Board held its regular teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD76

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted some progress in registrations for the Meeting and members and invited guests volunteering to present at sessions. The Board suggested GM and Secretariat should intensify their efforts in this regard.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD77

The Board received an .LK team’s update on the matter and noted with much satisfaction that the first stage of the venue selection process has been completed successfully. The Board expressed appreciation to the .LK team for its commitment and suggested GM expedite the further process.

Consideration of GM’s Memorandum on Changing the .VU Registry’s Membership Status

The Board examined a GM’s Memorandum on the matter and based on its findings resolved that, whereas the Republic of Vanuatu is located in Oceania, which is a sub-region in Asia Pacific; whereas ccTLD .VU has been redelegated to TRBR (formerly TBR) of Vanuatu; and whereas the respective Administrative and Technical Contacts are duly listed in the IANA database, TRBR in its capacity of the administrator of ccTLD .VU qualifies for Ordinary Membership.

Potential Host/Venue for APTLD79 and APTLD80

The Board considered a GM’s Memorandum on the matter and options therein and in modification of the earlier made decision resolved to hold APTLD79 in Muscat, Oman in February 2021 and APTLD80 in Fiji in September 2021.

Selection of the Fellow to the 2019 Subregional Workshop

The Board considered the outcome of the Call for Applications for the 2019 Subregional Workshop and approved the nomination of Mr. Sampath Hennayake (the .LK Domains Registry) as a Fellow.

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 the budget is executed in line with the original projections

Further Consideration of Establishment of an APTLD Repository for Good-Practice Papers and Publication of a Respective Collection of Papers

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and discussed means to promote the project, including a possible competition, and suggested GM develop preliminary guidelines to that effect.

Consideration of GM’s Memorandum on a New APTLD Executive Fellowship

The Board considered a GM’s update on the matter and agreed with the proposal in principle, and suggested GM incorporate Board members’ comments.

The Board thanked SIDN and InternetNZ for their commitment and support of the project.

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