On 17 December 2015, the APTLD Board had its regular
teleconference and considered a range of matters, the most important
of which are published in this Communiqué.
Adoption of the APTLD Policy of
Funding for APTLD Board Members to Attend Face-to-Face Board Meetings
The Board discussed
the Policy and voted to put it in effect as is.
The State of the 2015 Budget
The Board received the
GM’s update on the state of execution of the APTLD 2015 budget and noted with
satisfaction the budget has been executed in line with the original projections
and APTLD should post a healthy end-year surplus. The Board emphasized the
imperative to ensure the funds should be put to use for the members’ benefit.
Adoption of the Draft 2016 Budget
The Board received the
GM’s debrief on the draft 2016 budget and took a notice of proposed outlays
therein, and voted to adopt the 2016 Budget as is. The Board suggested GM
review the current state of membership contributions and ensure they are in
line with the fee bands by encouraging members to revise the amount of
membership fees paid in accordance with updated registrations data.
Preparations for the Members
Meeting and GA in Auckland, 18-19 February 2016
The Board discussed preparations
for the 69th Members Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, 18-19
February 2016 and took a notice of GM’s update on progress in logistics and
agenda development. Individual Board members expressed their willingness to
take the role of moderator in individual sessions.
The APTLD Fellowship Program and
Selection of the APTLD Fellow and Alternate Fellow for APTLD69
The Board considered and
discussed applications for Fellowship and noted with satisfaction their high
quality. Given that, as well as the APTLD’s solid financial standing, the Board
voted to award three Fellowships for APTLD69, which went to Mr. Sanjib Raj
Bhandari of .np, Mr. Yousef Sarairah of .jo and Mr. Andrew Molivurae of .vu.
the GM’s update on the
matter and noted that the 2015 budget has been executed in line with initial
projections and with a healthy surplus; the Board also took a notice of the
draft 2016 budget and instructed GM pay a special attention to the need for
ensuring a robust fiscal policy in 2016 with a due account for the planned
APTLD website revamp and other initiatives that would require allocation of
Consideration of the Membership Application
by the National Telecommunication Corporation of Pakistan
The Board considered
an application for associate membership in APTLD submitted by the National
Telecommunication of Pakistan and noted a certain lack of clarity of the NTC’s
current status with regard to a ccTLD administration mission. The Board
suggested GM contact NTC to obtain further clarification on the matter.
Request by .ps to Waive
Membership Fee for 2016
The Board took a
notice of the request by the Palestinian National Internet Naming Authority (PNINA). to waive it from paying the 2016 membership fee and voted to approve the motion.
The Board also
considered a number of administrative issues.