APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (19 June 2020)

On 19 June 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.

Preparations for APTLD78

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and concluded that due to COVID-19, the Meeting should be held in the online format. The Board suggested GM and the Secretariat update the Membership accordingly and promptly conduct a Doodle poll for the Board on the online Meeting agenda.

Preparations for APTLD79-81

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that preparations are well on track. The Board also welcomed RIPE NCC’s commitment to partner with APTLD for the meeting and thanked it for a sponsorship of APTLD79.

The Board also revised the list of potential APTLD80 venues and agreed with the GM’s suggestion to explore a venue other than the previously selected Shangri-La the Fijian due to logistics concerns

Progress in Development of the APTLD.org Website

The Board discussed a GM’s update and reviewed a beta version of the Website. The Board commended hoster.by for an excellent job and suggested the Secretariat should finalize the list of recommendations to further improve its quality.

Consideration of the SPRWG Chair’s Submission

The Board reviewed the submission of the SPRWG Chair and agreed with the Working Group’s conclusions and recommendations, and suggested the letter be posted on the website. The Board also expressed its gratitude to the Working Group members for their service to the community and suggested the Board Chair forward an official response to the submission, which should also be posted online.

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 also made note of a projected surplus due to the suspension of the 2020 Fellowship programs and GM’s travels and suggested a number of practical recommendations on spending it on future projects and initiatives to benefit the membership.

Consideration of the EuRid’s proposal to join the Dynamic Coalition on Data and Trust

The Board considered a letter from EuRid, the .EU registry, and resolved that while important from the perspective of Internet Governance, the matter needs to be further examined from the perspective of APTLD’s mission and community’s priorities.

Proposal to Explore a regional Anycast Project

The Board discussed a proposal to set up a region-wide Anycast Project for APTLD members and expressed its gratitude to LACTLD for clarifications on the matter. The Board suggested GM poll the APTLD Membership on their priorities and needs with respect to the service and engage with Anycast providers in the region to explore the market for such services.

The Board also considered a number of other administrative matters.