APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (19 December 2019)

On 19 December 2019, the APTLD Board held a regular teleconference meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary of the Meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD77

The Board noted with satisfaction a significant progress in preparations for the Meeting and suggested the speaking slots should be filled until the end of January 2020.

Approval of the APTLD 2020 Budget

The Board discussed in detail a draft 2020 Budget and approved it. The Board suggested the budget should be presented to the Membership prior to the upcoming AGM on 21 February 2020.

Approval of the GM 2020 Business Plan

The Board discussed in detail a draft 2020 Business Plan and noted with satisfaction that it has been developed with a full account of the APTLD Strategic Plan for 2019-2021. The Board suggested the Business Plan should be shared with the Membership prior to the upcoming AGM on 21 February 2020.

Adoption of the APTLD Accountability and Transparency Framework

The Board discussed the submission by the TAFDWG Chair and adopted the APTLD Accountability and Transparency Framework. The Board expressed its gratitude to the TAFDWG Chair and Members and authorized the APTLD Board Chair to respond in writing to the submission.

Approval of the Application for Ordinary Membership by .AZ (Azerbaijan)

The Board received a GM’s briefing on the matter, including findings of the background check, and concluded that IntraNS company domiciled in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, fully qualifies for Ordinary Membership in APTLD, and approved its application therefor.

The State and Execution of the 2019 APTLD Budget

The Board received GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that APTLD is supposed to post a healthy end-year balance for 2019.

Selection of the Vendor to Revamp the APTLD Website

Based on the Board poll conducted prior to the teleconference, the Board has selected hoster.by, the ccTLD managed for .BY/БЕЛ and an APTLD Associate Member, as the vendor tasked to revamp the APTLD website.

The Board noted with satisfaction a strong competition for the job and thanked all the contestants for their interest in it.

Consideration of the draft MoU with PICISOC

The Board considered a GM’s debrief on the background on the matter and a draft MoU with the Pacific Islands Chapter of ISOC and while suggesting some updates to the document, agreed to the signing of it. The Board also suggested that where possible a signing ceremony should be held at the opening of APTLD77.


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