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

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

Review of and Vote on the Application
for Associate Membership by LANIC (the .LA ccTLD registry)

The Board received a debrief from GM on the matter and concluded that,
whereas the country code in question was delegated to a territory in the Asia
Pacific region (namely Lao People’s Democratic Republic,) and whereas LANIC’s
data is duly displayed in the IANA database, LANIC fully qualifies for Ordinary
Membership in APTLD. The Board welcomed LANIC as a new member of the APTLD
community.

Acceptance
of the Board Chair’s Note of Resignation

The Board considered a note of resignation tendered by Chair Lim Choon
Sai and accepted it on condition that Chair Lim would continue his term through
the end of the 2018 AGM scheduled for 23 February 2018.

The Board extended its most heartfelt thanks to Chair Lim for his
service to the community.

The Board also suggested that thus vacated seat on the Board should be
filled during the upcoming Board election following the same procedure and for
the same term as other vacated seats.

Consideration of the GM’s Update
on Progress in Preparations for APTLD73

The Board considered GM’s update on preparations for APTLD73 and noted a
substantial progress in registrations for the Meeting and Members’ volunteering
for presenting in individual sessions The Board suggested Secretariat should
take more efforts to raise the Members’ awareness of the Meeting and encourage
them to participate in it.

The Board also suggested GM come up with a concept of a post-Meeting networking
event for Members.

Consideration
of the Draft GM’s 2018 Business Plan

The Board considered the first draft of GM’s 2018 Business Plan and
recommended it should be further updated with account of comments made and
share it with the Board by email

Consideration
of the Draft 2018 Budget

The Board considered and approved the first draft of the APTLD Budget
for 2018 and suggested GM further present it at the 2018 AGM.

Selection
of the APTLD74 Venue

Guided by the APTLD SOP on Finance and Procurement and following the
GM’s presentation of venue options, the Board has selected the venue for
APTLD74.

Consideration
of the GM’s Update on the State and Execution of the 2017 Budget

The Board noted with satisfaction that as of 30
October 2017, the 2017 APTLD budget has remained quite robust and is poised to
beat the projected end-year expectations, in large part thanks to the Members’
strong financial discipline and commitment.

The Board also
considered a number of other administrative matters.