APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (20 June 2019)

On 20 June 2019, the APTLD Board held its regular teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Consideration of the DSPWG Submission and Approval of the APTLD Strategic Plan for 2019-2021

The Board reviewed the DSPWG Chair’s submission to the APTLD Chair and the draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2021, which it approved unanimously with some amendments suggested by the Board.

The Board commended the DSPWG members for their commitment to the community and suggested Chair Lu should respond to the DSPWG Chair’s letter.

The Board also suggested GM and staff should make the StratPlan publicly available on the website and promptly start its implementation.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD76

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and expressed concerns about a slow pace of filling out speaking/presenting slots in the APTLD agenda, and called on Members to speed up registration for the Meeting and volunteering to speak and present in sessions of their choice.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD77 and Selection of the APTLD77 Venue

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the preparations are on the right track, thanks in large part to the auDA team’s enthusiastic support. The Board considered venue options and shortlisted Intercontinental Melbourne and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (mcec.com.au) as the APTLD77 venue.

The Board suggested GM should promptly engage with auDA as the host of APTLD77 and the venues to promptly conclude a respective contract.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD78 and APTLD79

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the preparations are on the right track.

Selection of the APTLD Executive Fellow

Having considered applications for the pilot Executive Fellowship , the Board selected Ms. Roshini Peter of the .LK Domain Registry as the Fellow.

Selection of the APTLD Fellow to the 2019 APIGA

Having considered applications for the 2019 APIGA Fellowship , the Board selected Mr. Shimul Bhowmick of BTCL, the .BD registry, and Ms. Souphavady Praseuth of LANIC, the .LA registry, as the Fellows.

The State and Execution of the 2019 APTLD Budget

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

Enhancing the Transparency in Board’s Operation

To ensure a greater transparency in its operation the Board ruled that its meeting Communiques should be sent out across the Membership list shortly after each Board Meeting.

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