APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (21 February 2020)

On 21 February 2020, the APTLD Board held a regular teleconference meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary of the Meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Farewell and Thanks to Mr. Hasnul Fadhly B Hasan, the outgoing Board Member

The Board expressed its deep appreciation to Mr. Hasnul Fadhly B Hasan, CEO of MYNIC Berhad, for his excellent service to the community and wished him every success in his ccTLD manager career.

Election of the Office Bearers

The Board discussed the matter and has re-elected Ms. Ai-chin Lu (.TW) as the APTLD Board Chair, Mr. Gihan Dias (.LK) –as the Vice Chair, Mr, Qiang Li (.CN)- as the Treasurer, and elected Mr. Erhan Karabardak (.PG) as the Secretary, with their term in office effective since 21 February 2020.

Review of, and Discussion on, the APTLD77 Outcomes

The Board noted with much satisfaction that APTLD77 and AGM were a massive success. Not only did they prove the largest on record but they were rich in terms of content and participation, and engagement of members from the Pacific.

It also became a serious stress test for the community which demonstrated APTLD’s high degree of preparedness for future challenges and operational resilience.

The Board specifically commended and thanked the auDA leadership and team for their exemplary performance as the Meeting host and service to the community.

The APTLD Secretariat Contract

The Board discussed the Secretariat Contract which is due to expire on 30 June 2020 and commended CNNIC for excellence in performing the function. The Board also noted that CNNIC remains committed to continuing it and based on GM’s recommendation, agreed to waive the tender for the Contract (based on the terms of the contract), and extend the Contract through 30 June 2023.

APTLD Representation at Upcoming Major International Fora

The Board noted that due to GM’s health problems there is an urgent imperative to resort to the APTLD policy which allows APTLD Directors to represent the community at major international fora and to report therefrom. The Board resolved to continue the discussion on the matter and nominate Directors for this task shortly.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD78 and Discussion on the Draft APTLD78 Agenda

The Board noted with satisfaction the progress in preparations for APTLD78 and a high level of preparedness of the respective infrastructure and logistics, as well as the community’s increasing interest in shaping its agenda.

The Board is going to further develop the agenda and suggested GM should be ready put it for the public comments period until 31 March 2020

State and Execution of the 2020 APTLD Budget

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with much satisfaction that it is in line with the original projections. The Board calls on the Membership to make every effort to complete the Membership fee payments as soon as possible.

The Board also considered a number of other administrative matters.