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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (21 February 2020)
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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.