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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (16 February 2017)
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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (16 February 2017)

On 16 February 2017,
the APTLD Board held its teleconference
and considered a range
of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Secretariat’s Update on the 2017 Board Election
Outcome

The Board considered
the Secretariat’s report on the 2017 Board election outcome and accepted it for
forwarding to the AGM. The board noted that the election was conducted in
strict observance with the rules and also noted that in the steady state, four
members would be elected to two-year terms each year, and that members may be
elected to shorter terms in by-elections.

An Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD71

The Board discussed
preparations for APTLD71 and AGM and noted with satisfaction the good progress
to date and the record-breaking number of registrations for the meeting
. The Board also suggested
GM should further specify the title and substance of the concluding general
session on policy issues.

Consideration of the draft 2017 AGM Agenda and
Recommendation to AGM Thereon

The Board considered
the draft 2017 AGM Agenda and recommended it to be forwarded to members.

Consideration of the Updated Draft 2017 Budget
Projections and Recommendation to AGM Thereon

The Board considered
and approved the updated draft 2017 budget.

Consideration of the Auditor’s Report on FY 2016 and
Recommendation to AGM of Decision on Thereon

The Board considered
the 2016 accounts and the Auditor’s Report thereon and recommended it be
forwarded to the AGM.

Consideration of the Auditors’ Quotations and
Recommendation to AGM on Selection of the Auditor for FY 2017

The Board considered
the three quotations received to audit the APTLD accounts for FY 2017 and
decided to forward them to the AGM for selection.

Consideration of Progress in the APTLD Website Revamp
Activities

The Board received
GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the project is well
on track, with GM having working sessions in person with the CNNIC’s
development team in Beijing. The Board also noted GM’s affirmation that a
beta-version of the website would be available for testing within the timelines
set forth in the Website Development Contract.

GM’s Update on the State of the 2017 Budget and its
Execution, Including the Membership Fee Collection Campaign

The Board received a
GM’s update on the matter and noted that 27 Ordinary Members out of 42 and 9
Associate Members out of 12 have paid their fees to date. The Board also
expressed gratitude to auDA, KISA and the IUSN Foundation for having increased
their contributions to APTLD to match their respective fee bands; the Board
also thanked PANDI for having increased its contribution to APTLD.

Consideration of the ISOC Report on the IETF97
Fellowship and Proposal for IETF100 Fellowship

The Board discussed
the report and agreed that sending APTLD-sponsored Fellows to IETF was useful
for our community and recommended that GM should issue a call for one such
Fellowship for the IETF meeting in Singapore in November 2017. The Board noted
that this complements the upcoming call for two APTLD-sponsored Fellowships to
the Asia Pacific School on Internet Governance (APSIG) and will form an
important component of the APTLD’s capacity-building effort.

The
Board also considered a number of other administrative matters.