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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (9 September 2015)
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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (9 September 2015)

On 9 September 2015, the APTLD Board had its face-to-face
meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, and considered a range of matters, the most
important of which are published in this Communiqué.

Evaluation
of Outcomes of the Jakarta Meeting

The Board
unanimously considered the Meeting a success and commended the local host PANDI
and the APTLD staff for its exemplary organization and conduct.

The Board
recognized the first round of the APTLD Fellowship Program a success and suggested
GM promptly launch a call for Fellows for next Meeting. The Board noticed with
satisfaction a close cooperation with APNIC ICANN, ISOC, APrIGF, which resulted
in a number of joint activities, including, inter alia, co-sponsoring events in
conjunction with, and individual APTLD members’ participation in, the Jakarta
Meeting

The Board took a
notice of GM’s suggestions of further improvement of organization and conduct
of the event, including, inter alia, the need to better align the substance
partner organizations’ updates with the APTLD’s profile.

The Board
suggested GM identify a member registry to host the autumn 2016 APTLD Meeting
to adequately promote the APTLD’s identity as an independent region-wide
profile organization for ccTLDs in Asia Pacific

Dates
and Place of the APTLD Meeting and General Assembly

The Board
considered a suggestion by .nz to hold next Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand,
on 18-19 February 2016 and instructed GM and APTLD staff to launch preparations
for it in cooperation with .nz.

The
Board Election

The Board
considered the secretariat’s debrief of the Board election term in January 2016
and instructed GM an Secretariat to start preparations for it.

APTLD’s Strategic
Plan

Having emphasized
the imperative of having the annual business plan, the Board recognized the
need in a longer-term strategic plan and suggested GM collect and provide
further inputs from members to identify possible objectives and avenues and
mechanisms to attain them.

Affirmation
of APTLD’s Keenness to Adopt EAI

The Board noticed
the members’ keen interest in, and commitment to, a rapid deployment of EAI and
agreed on the need for the community to voice a properly balanced
consensus-based stance on the matter. To this effect the Board suggested the
Chair draft a document for further consideration by Board members and
subsequent approval by the members.