On 20 April 2017, the APTLD Board held its
teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the
meeting is published in this Communiqué.
Consideration of Availability of
Paul Szyndler to Serve at the Board and Appointment of a Representative
The Board considered a note received from auDA regarding
the unavailability of Mr. Paul Szyndler to serve at the Board. As provided
under the APTLD Constitution, the Board
appointed Mr. Erhan Karabardak, an auDA representative, to fill the office thus
vacated effective of May 1, 2017, and until the next Annual General Meeting due
in February 2018.
Consideration of an Update on Progress in the APTLD Website Revamp
The Board received a GM’s update on the status of the
New Website Revamp Project implementation and noted with satisfaction that it
is delivered according to the pre-set timelines. The Board looks forward to the
website beta version testing period.
Consideration of the Extension
of the APTLD Secretariat and Accountant Contracts
The Board considered updates from GM and CNNIC on the
matter and discussed a possible extension of the Secretariat Contract with CNIC
for the period of 3 years and with Ms. Daphne Phan, Accountant, for 1 year. The
Board suggested GM should engage with both CNNIC and Ms. Phan to enter into the
respective contracts well in advance to the expiry date of both contracts.
Consideration of GM’s Update on
the State and Execution of the 2017 APTLD Budget
The Board considered the update and noted with
satisfaction that the 2017 Budget is executed in line with the original
projections. The Board expressed concern over some members’ failure to pay
their membership fees to date and suggested GM promptly address the issue.
Consideration of APTLD’s
Engagement in Upcoming International Industry Meetings in the Region and
The Board received a
GM’s update on forthcoming international meetings and suggested that Vice Chair
Gihan Dias should represent APTLD at the AFTLD Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, in
May 2017, with his travels co-sponsored by other organization.
The Board also
considered a GM’s memorandum on engaging members in the Southern Pacific area
in NetHui, an annual industry event sponsored by .NZ, and suggested that such
an engagement should be considered a sub-regional capacity-building exercise
and that GM should arrange and conduct a competition to award three travel
slots to APTLD members in the sub-region, as prescribed by the APTLD
Subregional Workshops Fellowship Policy
The Board also considered a number of other administrative matters.