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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 April 2019)
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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 April 2019)

On 18 April 2019, the APTLD Board held its regular
teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the
meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Progress
in Preparations for APTLD76

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted some progress
in registrations for the Meeting and members and invited guests volunteering to
present at sessions. The Board suggested GM and Secretariat should intensify
their efforts in this regard.

Progress
in Preparations for APTLD77

The Board received an .LK team’s update on the matter and noted with
much satisfaction that the first stage of the venue selection process has been
completed successfully. The Board expressed appreciation to the .LK team for
its commitment and suggested GM expedite the further process.

Consideration of GM’s Memorandum on Changing the .VU
Registry’s Membership Status

The Board examined a GM’s Memorandum on the matter and based on its
findings resolved that, whereas the Republic of Vanuatu is located in Oceania,
which is a sub-region in Asia Pacific; whereas ccTLD .VU has been redelegated
to TRBR (formerly TBR) of Vanuatu; and whereas the respective Administrative
and Technical Contacts are duly listed in the IANA database, TRBR in its
capacity of the administrator of ccTLD .VU qualifies for Ordinary Membership.

Potential Host/Venue for APTLD79 and APTLD80

The Board considered a GM’s Memorandum on the matter
and options therein and in modification
of the earlier made decision resolved to hold
APTLD79 in Muscat, Oman in February 2021 and APTLD80 in Fiji in September 2021.

Selection
of the Fellow to the 2019 Subregional Workshop

The Board considered the outcome of the Call for Applications for the
2019 Subregional Workshop and approved the nomination of Mr. Sampath Hennayake
(the .LK Domains Registry) as a Fellow.

The State and Execution of the
2019 APTLD Budget and Update on the 2019 Membership Fee Collection Campaign

The Board received GM’s update on the matter
and noted with satisfaction that the budget is executed in line with the
original projections

Further
Consideration of Establishment of an APTLD Repository for Good-Practice Papers
and Publication of a Respective Collection of Papers

The Board received a
GM’s update on the matter and discussed means to promote the project, including
a possible competition, and suggested GM develop preliminary guidelines to that
effect.

Consideration
of GM’s Memorandum on a New APTLD Executive Fellowship

The Board considered a GM’s update on the
matter and agreed with the proposal in principle, and suggested GM incorporate
Board members’ comments.

The Board thanked SIDN and InternetNZ for
their commitment and support of the project.

The Board also
considered a number of other administrative and financial matters
.