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APTLD Work Plan 2000-2001
 
 
 
 
 
APTLD WORK PLAN 2000 – 2001
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
OCTOBER 21-22, 2000
 
BANGKOK, THAILAND
 
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APTLD BOARD MEETING
 
 
 
Table of Contents
 
 
I.               Executive Summary
 
II.            Mission Statement
 
III.         2000 - 2001 Objectives
 
IV.          Board of Directors
 
V.             Financial Plan
           1999 Expenses
           2000-2001 Budget Proposal
 
VI.          Related Organizations
 
 
 
             
             Appendix A – RFP to Operate APTLD Secretariat
             Appendix B – Secretariat Proposal - THNIC
             Appendix C – Secretariat Proposal – TWINC
             Appendix D – Membership and Fee Proposal
             Appendix E – Member List
             Appendix F – APTLD Letter of Intent Draft - 2000.6.26
             Appendix G – History of APTLD - 2000.8.01
             Appendix H -  2000-2002 Meeting Schedule
             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I.          Executive Summary
 
Greetings to the APTLD Board members.  This document has been created as a combination of historical reference as well as a working document for 2000-2001.  There are many issues that need to be discussed at our APTLD Board Meeting on October 21-22, 2000, and we hope that the information included here will allow for some interesting conversations and important decisions.  
 
We hope that we are able to decide on some key issues at our October meeting:
 
First, we must resolve the location of the Secretariat.  We thank both THNIC and TWNIC for their hard work, and excellent proposals.  It is now up to the Board to make a final decision, which we are asking be made at this meeting.  Once the Secretariat is in place, we will have a core location for our membership.  It is important to establish a basic physical foundation for APTLD so that we may continue to move forward.
 
Second we need to create a fee structure that is acceptable to APTLD members, while providing a financial basis for us to be a relevant organization.
 
Third, we must find a way to increase membership in APTLD.  An increase in membership means an interest in involvement locally and with other relevant organizations like IETF, MINC, and ICANN.  The more representatives we have from APTLD, the more we influence decisions that affect APTLD and the Internet.   
 
Fourth, we need to establish a budget that is balanced and find sources of income that are creative.  Many of our member/countries do not have the capital to contribute in a way that we need to maintain adequate staffing and funding. 
 
 
This will be a very exciting year for us with possible new TLDs created by ICANN and MINC working with new Multilingual name technology and creating standards with IETF.  Just a year ago the Internet was in a very different place technically and politically. We look forward to participating in global organizations that accept diversity and value input from so many different cultures.  
 
We would like to thank THNIC for hosting our meeting, and for their hospitality.  We would also like to thank Dr. Kilnam Chon for his support with APTLD and contribution in providing the historical information referenced in this plan.
 
J.William Semich
Vice-Chair/Treasurer
 
  
 
 

 
II.      Mission Statement
 
The Asia Pacific Top Level Domains organization was created to serve the needs of the Country Code Top Level Domain organizations geographically located in the Asia-Pacific region.   There are three primary purposes for the organization:  1) to establish a forum for improved coordination and exchange of information, knowledge and expertise in relation to domain name issues, 2) to foster and promote strong participation by Internet domain name related organizations in the Asia-Pacific region in the regional and international forums, and 3) promote stability and continuity in the Internet domain names system.
 
 
III.  2000-2001 Working Objectives
               
A.                    APTLD Secretariat
                                                              i.     Assign a location for the APTLD Secretariat.  Two proposals have been submitted by Thailand (see Appendix B) and Taiwan (see Appendix C).  The APTLD Board will review these proposals, and determine the location for the Secretariat.  This decision should be made at the October 20-22 APTLD Board Meeting.
 
                                                            ii.     Create a working Secretariat.  Report progress to APTLD at the next Board meeting in Nov. at the APTLD meeting during ICANN.
 
B.                    Complete the formation and staffing of  Working Group Committees: 
 
a.      Peter Dengate-Thrush, Senior Vice-Chair has been asked by Chair Professor Qian to oversee this project.
                                                              i.     DN dispute resolution WG  (Legal)
                                                            ii.     Workshop and Conference WG (Workshop/Internet Seminar):  Chair, Suich Tashiro (.jp)
                                                          iii.     Multilingual DN WG (Multilingual Domain Name Committee)
                                                          iv.     Funding and Membership WG (Finance/Funding)
                                                            v.     DN Technology WG (Technology Committee)
                                                          vi.     Special Project WG (Special Project Committee)
 
b.     Each work group should develop individual objectives for the fiscal year to be incorporated into this Business Plan, and prepared to report progress at every APTLD general membership meeting and APTLD Board Meeting.
                                                              i.      Members
                                                            ii.     Mission
                                                          iii.     Objective
 
 
 
 
C.                    Create a Fee Structure for APTLD Members. 
                                                              i.     Review the Proposal in Appendix H
                                                            ii.     Fees must be equitable to all
 
D.                   Create a membership plan
                                                              i.     What do we need for APTLD membership?
                                                            ii.     Who are we?
                                                          iii.     Create a more formal outreach program
                                                          iv.     See Appendix C for a list of founding members and candidate members of APTLD
 
 
E.                    Create a Budget for FY2000-2001
                                                              i.     We need to formalize the budget process.
                                                            ii.     We need to better understand our expenses and income.
                                                          iii.     See Draft Proposal in Appendix B
 
F.            Legally Incorporate APTLD as a Limited Company
                                                              i.     Assign a Chair for an Incorporation Committee
                                                            ii.     Set target dates for completion
                                                          iii.     See Letter of Intent in Appendix D
 
IV.   Board of Directors
 
Board of Directors:  At the General Meeting held in Yokohama on July 18, 2000, the following members were elected to the Board for 2000-2001:
Chair, Professor Qian                                                     (.cn)
Senior Vice Chair              Peter Dengate-Thrush          (.nz)
             Working Groups
Vice Chair                         J. William Semich               (.nu)
             Treasurer
             Secretariat Formation 
Vice Chair                         Suich Tashiro                       (.jp)
             Membership 
Director                             Ramesh Kumar Nadarajah   (.my)
             Secretary
Director                             Kwang Ho Song                   (.kr)
Director                             WS Chen                              (.tw)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
V.       FINANCIAL PLAN
 
A. 1999 - 2000 Expenses
 
1999-2000 Expenses
 
KRNIC
 
Staff Compensation(6 man-months)                          13,170
 
Overhead                                                            4,519
 
Trip Expense                                                                      4,915
 
Internet Seminar Tour                                                         4,526
 
Meeting Expense                                                                4,294
 
Equipment                                                                         3,846
                                                                         ______
 Total Expenditure                                                           $35,270
 
 
 B. 2000-2001 Proposed Budget
 
PROPOSED APTLD Budget (Draft - for comments only)
2000.9.1 - 2001.8.31
 
Assumptions:
 
REVENUE:
 
Membership Revenue will be at least at last year's level:                              $35,000
Domainz                                                                                            $  5,000
JPNIC                                                                                                $ 10,000
KRIA                                                                                                 $  5,000
KRNIC                                                                                               $  4,500
NU Domain Ltd                                                                                 $  5,000
Melbourne IT                                                                                    $  5,000
LKNIC                                                                                               $    500
 
Projected Revenue Increase 
(from other founding Members):                                                     $10,000
 
American Samoa, Cook Islands, China, Hong Kong,
Indonesia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Malaysia, 
New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines,
Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Samoa                                                                                 
                                                                                                           
 
Projected Revenue Increase 
from Candidate APTLD Members:                                                  $ 5,000   
 
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei;
Cocos Island, Fiji, Federated State of Micronesia;
French Polynesia; Guam; Heard & MacDonald; Kiribati;
Laos; Macau; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Myanmar;
Nauru; Nepal; Norfolk Island; North Korea;
Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Tokelau; Tonga;
Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Vietnam; Western Samoa     
 
Additional Meeting Revenue:                                                           $ 5,000
 
Total Projected Revenue:                                                                  $55,000
 
EXPENSES:                                                                                      $60,000
 
Actual Expenses are estimated, awaiting development of final Business Plan and $60,000 secretariat selection. Projected expenses are expected to exceed last year's once a permanent Secretariat is selected.
 
BALANCE (Deficit):                                                                        ($5,000)
 
ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL EXPENSES:
 
Seminar Program:                                                                             $  20,000
(Travel and Meeting Costs for 4 seminars- est. $5,000 per seminar)
 
Other Projects/Meetings/Fees                                                          $10,000
(MINC, AP*, Outreach, Membership Development) 
 
NET EXPECTED DEFICIT                                               ($35,000)
Will require additional fund raising in addition to membership fees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VI.   Related Organizations
 
As you can see from the list below, there are many organizations related to APTLD of a technical and political.  Because there are so many, and we are so few, it is more important to increase active membership to represent APTLD in various constituencies that are important to our growth. 
 
AFTLD   www.aftld.org
        Africa Top Level Domain Registry Group
APTLD   www.aptld.org
        Asia-Pacific Top Level Domain Forum
APNG    www.apng.org
        Asia-Pacific Networking Group
AP*     www.apstar.org
        Asia-Pacific Group Coordination
CENTR   www.centr.org
        Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries
DNSO    www.dnso.org
        Domain Names Support Organization
IATLD   www.iatld.org
        International Association of Top Level Domain Registries
ICANN   www.icann.org
        Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers
LACTLD  www.lactld.org
               Latin American and Caribbean Top Level Domain Registry Group
MINC    www.minc.org
        Multilingual Internet Names Consortium
NATLD   www.natld.org
        North American Top Level Domain Registries
WWTLD   www.wwtld.org
        ccTLD Constituency Group of ICANN DNSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appendix A -  RFP to Operate APTLD Secretariat
 
REVISED
 
September 1, 2000
 
APTLD
 
Request For Proposal to Operate APTLD Secretariat
 
Dear APTLD Members:
 
At the Yokohama APTLD meeting, it was proposed that the Board invite
expressions of interest in hosting a permanent APTLD Secretariat.   We have
drawn up the guidelines below, and ask that all proposals be submitted by
September 15, 2000. 
 
Although cost is a significant issue, the final selection will be decided
primarily based on the ability of the host-applicant to meet the
requirements of the RFP, not on the lowest bid. All proposals will be
reviewed and decided upon by the APTLD Board no later than September 23, 2000.
 
If you have any questions, you may contact me at: bill@mail.nic.nu
 
We look forward to receiving your proposals, and to the success of the
Secretariat and APTLD.
 
Regards,
 
Bill Semich
.NU Domain Ltd
 
Vice Chair, Finance
APTLD Board
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Description:
 
The APTLD Secretariat provides support for APTLD membership and the APTLD
Board. It is a focal point for all inquiries concerning APTLD including maintaining the www.APTLD.org website, and distributing information on matters of interest to APTLD Members.    The secretariat will be responsible for all APTLD finances, including drafting and managing the annual budget (to be approved by the board), managing the APTLD's finances, organizing meetings and workshops, representing APTLD at meetings, forums and events, and acting as a liaison with ICANN, ccTLD registries and other regional organizations.
 
 
Functions
 
1. Maintaining the APTLD website with appropriate links to items of importance and interest to the APTLD constituency, ICANN and Internet Governance in general.
 
a. Keeping the website current with all applicable APTLD information.
b. Updating the website with applicable presentations and minutes from associated meetings.
c. Ensuring that an APTLD link is established with other appropriate websites 
(i.e. ICANN, MINC, etc.) and that other links are associated with APTLD website (i.e. ICANN, MINC, etc.)
d. Providing translation of Web pages and documents into Chinese, English,
Japanese and Korean, to encourage greater understanding, participation, and
increase the speed of consensus formation within the constituency.
e. Performing final edits and prepare for publication the various official
documents of the APTLD constituency, again, with translation into
appropriate languages.
 
2. Maintaining, archiving, and publishing mailing lists.
 
3. Publicizing, promoting, and conducting outreach activities for APTLD.
a.  Internally, this function requires contacting and attracting APTLD
managers who are not presently members of APTLD, are not attending meetings
or are not participating in APTLD discussion groups.  Such outreach to be
conducted in a language appropriate to facilitate contact with the APTLD
manager or administrator, be it an individual or an organization.
b.  Externally, this function includes publicizing the APTLD and it's
issues to the greater population of Internet users in the AP region, and to
the Public in general.
 
4. Provide organization services for APTLD meetings, including
notifications, meeting room bookings and set-ups, audio visual equipment
rental, scribe and note or minute taking services, for teleconferences as
well as actual, in person meetings.
 
5. Bookkeeping and accounting services, including operation of a bank
account for APTLD related income and expense disbursements, payment of
bills, and receiving and managing membership fee payments.
 
6. Assist the Board with voting processes for all APTLD related elections.
 
7. Maintaining a "help desk" via e-mail and telephone where members of the
APTLD constituency can have their questions and requests answered, or
referred to the appropriate places or persons for answers, in a timely manner.
 
8. Provide general support to the APTLD Board as needed.
 
9. Provide services to potential and existing APTLD members.
 
a. Process and maintain applications.
b. Respond to inquiries
c. Collect membership fees
 
10. English language writing and speaking skills are very important.
 
 
Staffing:
 
Three staff are required:
 
1. Executive Director 100 hours per month minimum.
 
2. Administrative assistant / scribe / editor / document supervisor - 50
hours per month minimum.
 
3. Web and technical services 50 hours per month minimum - may be outsourced.
 
4. Other: Translation services, estimated 50 pages per month, possibly
including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, English, other languages as
necessary - may be outsourced, or provided by three staff.
 
Facilities:
 
1. High speed Internet connection (T-1, E-1, ISDN, DSL, or cable modem)
 
2. Telecoms:  2 phone lines, 1 FAX line, one pager/beeper
 
3. Office: a physical office where members of the constituency or persons
conducting business with the constituency may meet. (This does not need to
be a dedicated space, but may co-exist with another similar organization.
Business meetings may be scheduled on an as-needed basis.)
 
4. Mail: Availability of Post Box or street delivery of mail, FED EX and
courier service.
 
5. Computers: At least 3 stations, one for each of 3 employees as described
above. Tape or disk back up of critical information to be performed daily
and archived off site (bank safety deposit box or similar- or may be
archived in other locations with file transfer via Internet)
 
 
Budget:  Include your proposed/expected costs to manage the Secretariat in
the RFP in a line-item budget format, not less than $3,000 US per month.
 
The Approval of the RFP proposal will be determined by APTLD Board members
and will be evaluated on a comparative basis from the applicants' proposals.
 
 
Due Date:  Please submit your proposal no later than September 15, 2000 via
email to:
 
sec@aptld.org
and
bill@mail.nic.nu

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APPENDIX B – SECRETARIAT PROPOSAL – THNIC
 

Proposal to operate APTLD Secretariat

 

Submitted to APTLD Board

 

By Abhisak Chulya <abhisak@wwtld.org>

 

THNIC

 

P.O. Box 58

 

Klong Luang, Patumthani 12120

THAILAND

 

 

Contents

 

 

*
Background

*
Proposed Work Plan

*
Staff and Services

*
Office and Facilities

*
Budget

*
Appendix

 

 

 

 

 

Background

 

APTLD is an international
organization drawing its membership and soliciting participation from the top
level domain registries in Asia-Pacific. 
There are presently 22 members. 
Realizing the need to work and collaborate closely as well as providing
support to all APTLD members and its Board, APTLD needs to have a focal point
of contact who in turn will be responsible for all APTLD finances, including
drafting and managing the annual budget, managing the APTLD finances,
organizing meetings and workshops, representing APTLD at meetings, forums and
events, and acting as a liaison with ICANN, ccTLD registries and other regional
organizations. To fulfill these requirements, THNIC is presenting the proposal
for Permanent APTLD Secretariat with the following objectives:

 

 

 

a. To establish a good working
relationship with all APTLD members.

 

b. To promote the international
spirit and solidarity of the Asia-Pacific Internet Community.

 

c. To link APTLD and the rest of
the world using the experience gained from working as an Interim ccTLD
Secretariat.

 

 

 

2. Proposed Work Plan

 

THNIC is one of the founding
members of APTLD organization and is playing a very active role in other
Asia-Pacific Internet Forums.  THNIC
presently has 7 staffs and has been appointed to Interim ccTLD Secretariat
jointly with AFNIC of France since July 3, 2000.

 

With the experiences gained through
worldwide activities among ccTLD Registries, THNIC proposes to perform the
following tasks as a Secretariat:

 

2.1 Maintaining and updating the
APTLD web site http://www.aptld.org/ with
appropriate links to important items to the APTLD constituency, ICANN and
Internet Governance in general such as:

 

1.     Keeping the web site alive with all
related APTLD information

2.     Updating the website with clear
presentations and latest information

3.     Linking to other appropriate
websites such as ICANN, DNSO and MINC and Vice Versa

4.     Providing translation of important
Web pages and documents into Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean languages
text.

2.2 Maintaining, archiving, and
publishing mailing lists such as aptld-discuss list, aptld-board list, or
aptld-members list.

 

2.3 Publicizing, promoting, and
conducting outreach activities for APTLD: 
This function will be emphasized by assigning a part-time manager (YJ
Park) to handle.  The manager will
outreach to those APTLDs who have not yet participated in our activities by visiting
them as well as setting up Internet Seminar in those countries.  The Seminar will be conducted by cooperating
with local APTLDs in both native and English languages to publicize the APTLD
and its roles to the Internet Community and the Public in the Asia-Pacific
region.

 

2.4 Providing overall organization
services for APTLD meetings, including notifications, meeting room bookings and
audio visual equipment setups. The Secretariat will provide scribe services and
minutes of all the meetings and teleconferences as well as post the minutes to
the APTLD website in a timely manner.

 

2.5 Performing bookkeeping and
accounting services with transparency, including opening and managing an APTLD
bank account.  Posting on the website the
Cash Flow of all related income, expenses, disbursements, payment of bills, and
membership fees.

 

2.6 Organizing the voting processes
of all APTLD related elections with APTLD Board approval.

 

2.7 Providing a “Help Desk via
e-mail and telephone with quick responses and actions for all requests and
questions from APTLD members as well as Asia-Pacific Internet Community.

 

2.8 Providing general supports to
the APTLD Board as needed or requested.

 

2.9 Editing and preparing the
various official documents of the APTLD Constituency for publication.

 

3. Staff and Services

 

THNIC is capable of hiring the
well-qualified staff and arranging services and proposes to share cost of staff
from a team of Interim ccTLD Secretariat. 
The cost sharing scheme will be a 50:50 ratio.   They are as follow:

 

3.1 Executive Director (100 hours
per month minimum)

 

THNIC proposes Dr. Abhisak Chulya
to be the main focal point of APTLD Secretariat.  He will be in charge of all operations and
services with consultation to APTLD Board. 
He is currently a Deputy Executive Director of Interim ccTLD Secretarait
and is handling and coordinating work and activities with AFNIC.  Dr. Kanchana Kanchanasut who is an Executive
Director of ccTLD Secretariat will be acting as an Advisor to APTLD Secretariat
as well.

 

3.2 Deputy Executive Director (Full
time)

 

This person will work full time for
APTLD Constituency and be in charge of contents of all the important documents
including APTLD Bylaws and Best Practice.  
He/she will edit, scribe and prepare the documents of the APTLD
Constituency for publication and translation.

 

3.3 Outreach manager (50 hours per
month maximum)

 

THNIC proposes to continue working
on a very important program that YJ Park is doing.   That is Internet Seminar and Outreach
Program.  YJ Park currently is Chair of
Internet Seminar Committee of APTLD and she has been outreaching to a number of
Asian countries and creating so much Internet awareness within Asian Internet
Community.  It is a very successful
program and she will join THNIC and continue to work on this program.

 

3.4 Administrative assistant (100
hours per month minimum)

 

THNIC proposes to hire Ms. Pimchan
Ajchariyavanich to prepare and arrange the schedule of Internet Seminar and
Outreach Program, collect membership fees, manage accounting and all of the
office functions.   She has an accounting
background.  She will ensure that
operating costs and expenses will be controlled with transparency.

 

3.5 Web and technical services (100
hours per month minimum)

 

This work will be outsourced at the
beginning but is expected to share cost with either THNIC or ccTLD
Secretariat.  THNIC technical expert, Ms.
Pensri Arunwatanamongkol, will work part time to help get the server up and
running as well as maintaining. For elections, we will pay for a professional
technical service to perform an electoral voting system to send and collect
ballots as well as summarizing the election results.

 

3.6 
Translation services (20 pages per month)  This work will be outsourced to Professional
Translation Services. To reach out and touch the more unreachable, translations
by translators in their mother tongues, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
English, and other languages as necessary, will be sought
.

 

4. Office and Facilities

 

THNIC proposes to share the office
and facilities (at a 50:50 ratio) with ccTLD Secretariat office as follow:

 

4.1 High speed Internet connection
-1, E-1, ISDN, DSL, or cable modem.  We
propose to set up an ISDN lease line link to Internet Service Provider with 64
kbps bandwidth.  This is probably the
most economical choice in Thailand.  The
cost is about 450 USD per month plus 1.000 USD installation fee.

 

4.2 Telecommunications:  2 phone lines, 1 FAX line

Two telephone lines and 1 FAX line
will cost about 600 USD initial installation fee plus 30 USD monthly
charge.  These lines can be set up for
international calls and teleconference with no initial charge and about 1.00
USD per minute charge to most of Asian countries.

 

4.3 A physical office will co-exist
with ccTLD Secretariat with shared meeting rooms and facilities.  This will reduce the cost down to half.

 

4.4. Mails.  Post Box or street delivery of mail, FEDEX,
UPS and courier service will be available with no difficulty as well as Next
Day Service anywhere in the world. Cost is quite low due to competitive market
including pick-up services.

 

4.5 Computers.  We propose to buy one laptop (2,000 USD), one
Laser printer (500) and one Web Server (3.500 USD) with daily tape backup for
critical information. We will also archive with Secure THNIC server (24 hour
supervision) via FTP or Internet. Licensed software will cost additionally
about 2,500 USD > 

 

5. Budget

 

All figures in Currency USD)

 

ONE TIME CHARGE

 

 

 

5.1        Laptop, web server, and software              8,500

 

5.2        Telephone sets and fax machine                150

 

5.3        Phone lines setup fee                    300

 

5.4        Teleconference subscription and
software        200

 

5.5        ISDN lease line installation fee           500

 

5.6        Furniture and office supplies               1,000

 

Total one time charge                                10,650

 

 

 

MONTHLY CHARGE 

 

 

5.7        Executive Director, part time              1,000

 

5.8        Deputy Executive Director, full
time  1,500

 

5.9        Outreach manager, part time                    1,000*

 

5.10       Administrative assistants, part time          1,000

 

5.11       Technical service, outsourced and shared
1,000

 

5.12                    Translation
service, 20 pages per month,

    $10.00 per page                           200

 

5.13       Telephone and long distance monthly       100

 

5.14       Internet lease line charge style                  200

 

5.15                     Rental
office, shared

          (25 square meters at $10.00 per sq.
m)          250

 

Total monthly charge style                          6,250

 

 

 

COST PER CASE

 

 

 

5.16      Cost of technical service for electoral

          voting ballot                                         1,000

 

5.17  
Traveling cost to physical meetings

           (estimated)                                              5,000

 

5.18  
Internet Seminar and Outreach

      traveling cost                                     5,000

 

5.19      Audio visual equipment rental                500

 

Total estimated cost per case                       11,500

 

 

Note:

 

The above budget does not include
cost of physical meetings, i.e. meeting rooms expenses.

 

6. Appendix – Brief CV of Personnel

 

a. Executive Director (50% part
time)

 

Name: Abhisak Chulya

 

Current Positions:

 

Deputy Executive Director, Interim
ccTLD Constituency Secretariat

Managing Director, NIPA Technology
Co., Ltd. Thailand line-break’>

 

Past Experiences:

 

Director (1999-2000), Thailand
Science Park, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Ministry of
Science, Technology and Environment

 

Senior Aerospace Engineer
(1988-1995) NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

Other Information:

 

Good command of Thai and English
both speaking and writing; fair command of Cantonese and Mandarin both speaking
and writing

 

Education:

 

Doctor of Engineering in Structural
Mechanics and Materials, Civil Engineering Department, Cleveland State
University, Ohio, USA

 

b. Administrative Assistant (50 %
part time)

 

Name: Pimchan Ajchariyavanich

 

Current Position: Accountant,
Freelance

 

Past Experiences:

 

1995-1999

 

Manager, Investing Banking
Department, Krungthai Thanakit Pcl.,

Responsible for financial
valuations for project financing, equity issuance and debt restructuring,
rehabilitation plans in debt restructuring, specialized in identifying asset
opportunities for overseas companies

 

1994-1995 

 

Credit Analyst, Credit Department,
Sitca Investment & Securities Pcl.

 

Providing the project financing to
the Real estate company by analyzing fundamental information in all aspects of
industry, financial cash flow and marketing strategy.

 

Education:

 

1992-1993, Youngstown State
University, Ohio USA

Master of Business and
Administration

 

1983-1987, Chulalongkorn
University, Thailand

Bachelor of Accounting, major in
Cost Accounting

 

Other information:

 

Fluent in English both writing and
speaking.

 

c. Outreach Manager (25% part time)

 

Name: YJ Park

 

Current Position:  Chair of Internet Seminar Committee of APTLD

 

Internet and Work Experiences:
Serving as member of Name Committee/ NNC/ Domain Dispute Arbitration Committee
within KRNIC; Serving as Interim Board of MINC Serving as Names Council of
DNSO/ICANN representing APNG International Relations Officer in i-DNS.net

 

Education: Graduated from Yonsei
Graduate School of International Studies Exchange Student in WV Wesleyan
College, USA.  Graduated from Yonsei
University, major in English Language & Literature

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

APPENDIX C
– SECRETARIAT PROPOSAL – TWNIC

 

 

September 14, 2000

 

Dear Sir

 

At the
Yokohama APTLD meeting in July this year, it was proposed that the Board invite
expressions of interest in hosting and operating a permanent APTLD secretariat.
In early August, we received the request for proposal to operate APTLD
secretariat. After reviewing and pondering all conditions, we feel confident to
match all needs on organizing, hosting and operating this new permanent APTLD
secretariat successfully and smoothly in Taiwan. In the mean time, before
official statement of business plan and bylaw from APTLD Board, we can
understand there will have some interim decision and behavior in this period of
time. Even though, we are pleased to reply the proposal to operate APTLD
secretariat and hope to bring in more contribution to all members of APTLD.

 

If there is any
further question in this proposal, please feel free to contact us and have
detail discussion. We welcome all suggestion and discussion that can lead into
a more practical conclusion.

 

We look
forward to having opportunity to serve all members of APTLD.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Wen-Sung Chen

Executive
Director

TWNIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposal
to Operate

Asia-Pacific
Top Level Domain Forum (APTLD) Secretariat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by:
TWNIC

 

 

 

 

Index

 

 

1. Overview/ Purpose————————————————-1

 

2. General
Description———————————————–1

 

3.
Staffing—————————————————————2

 

4.
Facilities————————————————————–4

 

5. Functions Implementation
in General————————-5

 

6. Promoting Outreach
Activities———————————-6

 

7. Banking and
accounting——————————————8

 

8. Budget per month————————————————–9

 

9.
Prospect————————————————————-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.    Overview/ Purpose

 

In this fast-changing Internet world, all the countries should be
aware of the importance of building a stable Internet infrastructure
environment and obtaining various related knowledge. As one of the major APTLD
members’ country in Asia-Pacific region, Taiwan is also booming and expanding
in Internet infrastructure and related research. In late 1999, The Taiwan
Network Information Center (TWNIC), a non-profit organization, was founded in
Taiwan formally. After a year of operation , we have successfully setup our IP
& Domain name registration networks and systems here and manage them
smoothly. Therefore, TWNIC is already gained its well-known reputation in
Internet related field in Taiwan.

 

Based on the primary duties of TWNIC, we have been dedicated
ourselves to attend and practice all IP & Domain name related activities.
That is to say, it is a great honor for us to assist all members and exchange
different Internet related experience in Asia-Pacific region. We believe if
TWNIC could host APTLD secretariat in Taiwan, there must have more contribution
from us to other APTLD members or to similar societies in the world. Therefore,
we would like to reply the request of proposal to operate APTLD secretariat in
order to bring in more of our contribution and share the fruitful experience to
all APTLD members.

 

 

2.    General Description

 

After one year of successful operation, TWNIC
has practiced its own fundamental missions and duties in providing domain name
and IP/ASN registration and management in Taiwan. Therefore, TWNIC here is
confident and capable to facilitate and coordinate the related activities and
co-operation between national or international Internet related organizations
and the arrangement.

 

As all new founded societies, there must have
much volunteer effort for administration support of meetings, workshops, and
their related activities. In order to facilitate and promote this new APTLD
secretariat in Taiwan on the right track as soon as possible, TWNIC will play a
very optimistic and assistant role from staffing,

office facility, equipment and other related
support. But the APTLD secretariat will execute its regular functions and the
agreement of APTLD board members independently. That is to say, it will still
under all supervision from APTLD board members and committees in practicing all
its own missions and duties. Through the partnership of TWNIC at the beginning,
we believe this secretariat will work out right in a very short of time with
minimized wastage and high efficiency.

 

 

 

3.    Staffing

 

          APTLD is an international organization drawing its membership            and soliciting participation from the top level domain registries in           Asia-Pacific. As a non-profit organization, it is obvious that the           budget is quite limited. Therefore, most of the support here are             expected to be voluntary and part-time, especially in the start-up           stage.  
3.1.According from the request of proposal, the executive director of APTLD secretariat should work 100 hrs / month minimum.                              
      The Executive Director shall be responsible to the Board for coordinating the operation and management of the Company and for ensuring that its programs and objectives are properly developed and carried out. The Executive Director shall work with the Board to coordinate the fund raising and resource mobilization activities of the Company. Besides, he / she shall implement the policies determined by the Board and carry out the directions of the Company. Specially,  the Executive Director in consultation with the Board, shall:
 
(1) Develop an action plan for the operation of the Company for  the Board's consideration and approval, and keep this plan under constant review.
(2) Develop programs and budgets, and prepare the Company's annual report.
(3) Coordinate the planning and development of the Company's 
programmes and initiatives to ensure effective implementation.
                 (4) Recruit and manage a highly-qualified Secretariat staff.
                   (5) Keep and make available the action plans, programs and  budget  for review by the Board on a regular basis.
      6) Keep the Board informed on matters of consequence that relate to the Company.
  (7) Perform such other functions as are delegated to her/him by  The Board.
 

3.2 We would like to have a director and his/her
coordinator
working  as part-time volunteer with
these qualifications.

a.      Good English writing and
conversation skills

b.     Director experience in similar
non-profit organization

c.      5 years in Internet related business min.

d.     Allow to travel in Asia-pacific region

e.      Familiar with public relation area

 

*Proposed
Interim Candidate:

 

Executive
director—Chen, Wen-Sung

Position: CEO of TWNIC, Board member of APTLD
Dr. Chen will help to start-up at the first half year or one year, then will
seek for a more suitable Executive Director permanently.

 

                      Coordinator—Wang, Yu-Wen

 Position: International
affair specialist of TWNIC

 

3.3. According to the request of proposal, the
administrative assistant should work 50 hrs / month minimum. In our suggestion,
we would like to hire an assistant with 100 hrs / month min. in executing all
the regular office work, general support and keeping all data update.
Therefore, these following qualifications should be stated.

 

a.      Good English writing and conversation skills

b.     Administrative assistant
experience in similar organization

c.      At least one year experience in
Internet related business min.

d.     Website editor experience is a plus

e.      100 hrs / month min.

 

3.4. According to the request of proposal, the
technical services can be outsourced. Since we will have the support from TWNIC
technical team, 3 experienced technical specialists, all the time. We can
promise to keep all the related system service operating timely and smoothly.

 

3.5. On translation service issue, we would like to
encourage all APTLD members to participate translation support in order to
share information with its own country people. If there is any emergency case
needing to be translated, we will perfect it case by case with quality
translators in Taiwan.

 

3.6. In case of any
emergency or extra work current crews can’t afford or finish in time, we would
like to have some part-time or case-by-case crews.
 

 

 

  1. Facilities

 

4.1.Emvironment:
Good Internet connection and Website services

 

With the
support from TWNIC, we will provide a SUN enterprise 220R work station with 36G
hard disk and 512 M-byte memory for APTLD secretariat website. This workstation
will be co-location at Hinet, the biggest ISP in Taiwan, which can provide more
than 300 Mbps international link. For security reason, there will be a standby
work station for backup usage with the same environment, it will take over web
server function when the primary web server fails.

This web
server software is Apache-1.3.12,  the
most popular and
stable web server software so far. Its CGI program will be written in Perl or
Php4.The database would be Oracle, Mysql or Postggres. Besides, Java script and
Java applet will be available on demand.

 

4.2. Internet connection:

APTLD secretariat will share the 2 T1
high-speed Internet connection of TWNIC. It should be enough for current
Internet usage.

 

 

 

4.3. Office:

This new APTLD secretariat will share office
with TWNIC office in downtown Taipei, the biggest city of Taiwan. It is an
office with 24 hours electricity, water and air-condition supply. If necessary,
this office can support APTLD members temporary conducting business meeting
place too.
 

 

4.4. Mail:

Application for new phone, fax and pager
number can be done easily within one day in Taiwan. The phone and fax line can
be set-up and finished testing within 7 days after application. We will have 2
independent phone lines and one isolated fax line for APTLD secretariat usage.
The post-office system in Taiwan is in good efficiency and reasonable pricing,
no matter domestic or international mail, package or parcel. Fed express or UPS
system is also performing well in Taiwan.

 

4.5. Computers:

It will have at least 4 computers, one laser
printer and copy machine especially for APTLD secretariat usage.

 

 

  1. Functions Implementation in General

5.1. Maintaining
APTLD website: update, link, translation, edit

 

    1. We
      suggest that keep the http://www.aptld.org (202.12.30.150) website co-located in JPNIC again. We will backup the
      data back to TWNIC’s machine regularly.
    2. Get the
      APTLD’s Webpage maintaining privilege account,  then beginning to maintain the website
      with all applicable APTLD information.
    3. Following
      updated information is very crucial to maintain this website helpful for
      our members and the public:

 

(1)  Updating the website with applicable presentations and minutes from
associated meetings.

(2) Ensuring that an APTLD link is
established with other appropriate websites (i.e. ICANN, MINC, etc.) and that
other links are associated with APTLD website (i.e. ICANN, MINC, etc.)

(3)  Providing translation of Web pages and documents into Chinese,
English, Japanese and Korean, to encourage greater understanding,
participation, and increase the speed of consensus formation within the
constituency.

(4)  Performing final edits and prepare for publication the various
official documents of the APTLD constituency, again, with translation into
appropriate languages. 

(5) Maintain updated mailing list
current and archived information.

 

5.2. Mailing list:
maintaining, archiving and publishing

 

Mailing list can provide public and specific
topics discussing deeply. APTLD’s website should keep those mailing list
current and archived information access conveniently. After the specific
mailing list creation decided by The Board Member, then mailing list functions
should be operated efficiently.

 

5.3. Meeting
preparation:

 

Based on the annual meeting schedule, the APTLD secretariat
will book and prepare all needs for meetings in advance including meeting room
booking, set-ups, equipment rental, or teleconferences. If any related meeting
is held in Taiwan, it will have all support from TWNIC and related societies in
Taiwan to assist all service for meetings.

 

5.4. Other
general supporting services:

 

a.      Based on an independent and
fair position, we will assist the Board and the election committee to perfect
voting process for all APTLD related election. From notifying, reporting and
documentation, all procedure will be proposed to the election committee with
details.

 b. The coordinator of director and
administrative assistant will responsible for all applications, inquiries,
collecting fees or other service in general.

c.  Provide general support to the APTLD Board as
needed.

    1. Provide
      services to potential and existing APTLD members, including process,
      maintain applications and respond to inquiries

 

 

  1. Promoting Outreach Activities

 

           Purpose: 
 
           Basically, we would like to enrich communications for APTLD members through combining appointments and related activities. But enriching the awareness of public to APTLD and broadening the understanding of Internet users to APTLD related activities and organizations are essential as well. 

 

6.1.
Internal Promotion:

 

(1)   Contacting current members:

 

The new APTLD secretariat
will well inform related activities of APTLD to all members with updated
information as following approach.

 

a. Review and rebuild the contact
lists of all members and related societies.

b.     Update all details in contact
list

c.  Delivery the updated information 

 

(2)   Attracting potential members to
participate:

 

The new APTLD secretariat will cooperate with
different committees in holding fruitful workshops, discussion groups, seminar
tours, speech sessions…etc. It is obvious that the developing countries are
less participated in APTLD activities. Therefore, we would like to see more
participation and communication with them.

 

6.2. External Promotion:

 

Publicizing APTLD to greater population:

 

With possible and practical Media plan,
regular news releasing, seminar tour, speech, academic course, we hope to
publicizing APTLD to greater population of Internet users in the Asia-Pacific
region, and to the Public in general. In the 2000 tour, it might be more
emphasized on ICANN at large members and DNSO working group related activities.

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6.3.Help desk

 

For maintaining a Q & A system via email
and telephone where members of APTLD constituency can have their questions and
request answered, or referred to the appropriate places or persons for answers,
we will have the coordinator of director and administrative assistant to keep
this help desk running well, and the executive director will prepare proper
answer and reference to reply as soon as possible. If the answer of questions
or request is not pleased enough, the staffs here will submit them to
committees or the Board in order to bring back satisfying conclusion in a
timely manner. In the meantime, we welcome all members to discuss these
questions in appropriate discussion group of APTLD and provide possible
solution. All issues in help desk will make into report in a quarterly base and
post on ATLD website as well.

 

 

  1. Banking and accounting

 

Regarding to the official statement of
business plan and bylaw from APTLD Board have not been announced, we suggest
this issue might be practiced in the following consideration.

 

7.1.Banking:

 

According to the current foreign currency in
Taiwan, as an individual or non-enterprise organization, it would be under free
control if the total amount of money is under USD 5 million per year. The
dealing bank of TWNIC, The international commercial bank of China (ICBC),
suggests us to open a new account with the TWNIC registration in its domestic
banking unit (D.B.U). ICBC has promised to provide all free charge for all of
procedure fee before this new APTLD secretariat account becomes as an
registered incorporation in Taiwan. We will open an independent account especially
for APTLD secretariat in offshore banking unit (O.B.U) after official statement
of business plan and bylaw from APTLD Board is practiced.

 

7.2.Accounting:

 

Regarding to the related questions of Income
and expense disbursement, payment of bills, and receiving, managing membership
fee payment, we will invite legal accountants to supervise the process and
report. Afterwards, we would suggest the detail financial report could be
review by Board in a quarterly base.

 

 

  1. 8.
    Annual / Monthly Budget  (accounting
    in USD)

 

(1) Part-time
voluntary crews allowance:

 

Executive
Director (50hrs/mon, volunteer)           —-

Assistant Coordinator (50hrs/mon, USD 5/hr)             250
Administrative Assistant (100hrs/mon, USD 5/hr)      500

            Monthly total:                                               750

            Annual  
total:                                               9,000

 

(2) Meeting/
conference expense:                       

 

(Including meeting room booking, related
equipment and services)              

Frequency: once
every 3 months, 4 times per year                  

Attendant: 90
people, 1 full day booking per time

           Monthly total:                                               500

           
Annual total:                                           6,000

             

(3) Internet
connection service—supported by TWNIC

 

(4) Computers—
supported by TWNIC

 

(5) Telecom, fax
and pager:                                 

            
Monthly total:                                              200

           
Annual total:                                           2,400

 

(6) Translation:                                              —-

 

For multiple language translation, it will rely on the assistant
from all APTLD members.

 

(7)
Travel expense:                                       

    

(Including flight ticket, hotel, related transportation …etc)

     Frequency: once every 3 months, 4 times
per year                  

 

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Attendant: 1-2
(Assistant Coordinator or Adm. Assistant)

Monthly total:                                            1,000

    Annual
total:                                              12,000

 

     (8)Internet tour meeting fee:

 

Speechmaker: (one speaker in each tour)                     2,000

Travel
allowance:                                     5,000

(Including
flight ticket, hotel, related transportation …etc)

     Frequency: once a year

Monthly total:                                           584

     Annual
total:                                             7,000

 

(9) Overhead:                                         

 

Includes
insurance, domestic traveling expenses,

electricity
bill, water bill, paper, mail…etc.

Monthly total:                                          300

     Annual
total:                                             3,600

 

—————————————————————————-

Month Total: USD                                                 3,334

 

Annual
total: USD                                                 40,000

 

 

  1. Prospect

 

With the wholehearted support from TWNIC and
advice from APTLD members, we believe sincerely, this new APTLD secretariat in
Taiwan will be in right track soon and provide all possible support for APTLD
membership and the APTLD Board. It is no doubt that this well performed
secretariat will not only attract the present members but also non- present
members to participate in meetings and discussion group. In the mean time, we
look forward to making all promising future happened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Appendix D. - Membership Proposal
 
9/3/00
 
Joining APTLD
There are two types of membership in APTLD that are open to several types of entities: All ccTLDs from the Asia-Pacific Region, organizations and individuals which have any business interest related to the registration of domain names on the internet, and gTLD registries on the Internet.
Ordinary Membership is open to organizations that manage and operate the ccTLD registries of the Asia Pacific region.  Ordinary members are entitled to vote at the general meetings and on all APTLD issues.
Registries that qualify for Ordinary membership are asked to voluntarily select from seven membership fee bands:
Membership Fees (US$) (2000.9.1)
Very Large                           $20,000
Large                                    $10,000
Medium Large                      $ 5,000
Medium                                $ 2,000
Medium Small                     $ 1,000
Small                                    $   500
Very Small                           $   100
 
As a guideline:   
                                              Large      =             >50,000 registrations
                                              Medium =             >5,000 registrations
                                              Small                     =             <5,000 registration
 
Applicants should complete the Ordinary Membership Application Form (link) and return it to the APTLD Secretariat (link)
Associate membership is open to any individual, firm or established organization, including any gTLD registry or Registrar as designated by ICANN, which are involved in domain names and which are incorporated, registered or otherwise recognized under the laws of their relevant countries.
Associate Members shall enjoy all privileges of Ordinary Membership except that they may not vote at any general meetings.
Applicants should complete the Associate Membership Application Form (link) and return it to the APTLD Secretariat (link)
Current Annual Associate Membership Fee:  US $1,000 and up.(Question: should we also have self-selected Associate membership fees? $1,000 seems high for an individual. But it is also low for a large registry (NSI) or Registrar(Melbourne IT)
All applications are voted on by the APTLD membership.
Applications will be placed on the APTLD website
 
PROPOSED APPLICATION FORM 
APTLD Application for Ordinary Membership
 
To the Membership Committee (Executive Board??) of APTLD
(ccTLD Name)
 
(Address)
applies for Ordinary Membership of APTLD, subject to the provisions of the by-laws of the Company.
It will abide by the terms of any Rules and Regulations periodically circulated by the Membership Committee (Executive Board??) and it will neither do, nor permit its employees to do, anything which may bring the Company intro disrepute.
It will pay the annual membership fee appropriate to the fee band selected and stated in the attached table.
Contact(s):_______________________________________________________________
Membership Fee Band Selected:_____________________________________________
Actual Fee:______________________________________________________________
Authorization
Signature:_______________________________________________________________
Name:__________________________________________________________________
(Print)
Position:________________________________________________________________
Date:___________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
APTLD Application for Associate Membership
 
To the Membership Committee (Executive Board??) of APTLD
(Individual or Company Name)
 
(Address)
applies for Associate Membership of APTLD, subject to the provisions of the by-laws of the Company.
It will abide by the terms of any Rules and Regulations periodically circulated by the Membership Committee (Executive Board??) and it will neither do, nor permit its employees to do, anything which may bring the Company intro disrepute.
It will pay at least the minimum annual membership fee appropriate to Associate Membership of US $1,000
Contact(s):_______________________________________________________________
 
Authorization
Signature:_______________________________________________________________
Name:__________________________________________________________________
(Print)
Position:________________________________________________________________
Date:___________________________________________________________________
 
Appendix E. -  Member List
 
The complete list of the founding members of APTLD:
2000.7.16
 
Founding Member List
 
 
.as American Samoa
Registrar
 
.ck Cook Islands
Elizabeth Hosking (Robert McFadzien)
 
.cn China
Hualin Qian  
 
.hk HongKong
NG, Nam
 
.id Indonesia
Budi Rahardjo
 
.in India
S P MUDUR 
 
.jp Japan
Jun Murai 
 
.kh Cambodia
Koy Kim Sea Nareth
 
.kr Republic of Korea
Kilnam Chon 
 
.mn Mongolia
Enkhbat D.
 
.my Malaysia
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
.nc New Caledonia
Christian Colin
  
.nu Niue
Stafford Guest
 
.nz New Zealand
Executive Director (Sue Leader)
                               
.pg Papua New Guinea
Khademazad, Kamrooz (Noel Mobiha) 
 
.ph Philippines
Joel Disini 
 
.pk Pakistan
Nisar, Ashar
 
.sg Singapore
Administrator, SGNIC (Chhay Ea)
 
.th Thailand
Kanchana Kanchanasut 
 
.tw Taiwan
Shih-Chiung Ouyang (Chen, Wen-Sung) 
 
.ws Samoa
Dave Main 
 
.com/net/org
Tom Newell (Lee, Jong)
 
Candidate Member List  2000.7.16
 
 
AF Afganistan 
AS American Samoa 
BD Bangladesh 
BT Bhutan  
CC Cocos Island  
CK Cook Islands 
CN China  
FJ Fiji 
FM Micronesia, Federated State of 
HK Hong Kong 
HM Heard & MacDonald 
ID Indonesia 
IE Ireland
IN India 
JP Japan 
KH Cambodia 
KR Korea 
LK Sri Lanka 
MM Myanmar 
MN Mongolia 
MY Malaysia 
NF Norfolk Island 
NU Niue
NZ New Zealand 
PG Papua New Guinea
PH Philippines 
PK Pakistan 
SB Solomon Islands 
SG Singapore 
TH Thailand 
TK Tokelau 
TW Taiwan 
VU Vanuatu (Republic of Vanuatu) 
WS Samoa 

COM/NET/ORG

 

 

 

 

Appendix
F – APTLD Letter of Intent Draft 6/26/00

 

DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT
 
                                                                                                                          
LETTER OF INTENT
FORMATION OF ASIA-PACIFIC TOP LEVEL DOMAIN LIMITED(APTLD)
BY FOUNDING MEMBERS
 
PURSUANT to the points of agreement arrived at during the 
APTLD Meeting in Seoul held on 29 February 2000 and other
previous meetings relating to the top level domains in Asia-Pacific,
this non-binding Letter of Intent is made on the 1 July 2000,
AMONG the following top level domain organisations found in Schedule 1
Hereinafter jointly referred to as “the Founding Members” 
and singularly as “Members”.
WHEREAS all the Founding Members recognise and subscribe to
principles stated in the document, APTLD Principles
accepted on October 1999 and modified on 9 June 2000, and
Articles of APTLD accepted 26 June 2000 herein attached in Schedule 2,
Signifying their non-binding intent, subject to the ratification
by their respective authorities, to support the formation of the 
Asia-Pacific Top Level Domain Limited(hereinafter referred to as APTLD),
and to participate in APTLD as “Founding Members”
According to the principles as enunciated below:
1. International Status
APTLD is an international organization drawing its membership and soliciting
participation from the top level domain registries in Asia-Pacific.
2. Purpose
APTLD is founded for the promotion and coordination of top level domain
registries in Asia-Pacific. 
3. Membership
 
The APTLD will draw membership from Asia-Pacific
of the top level domain registries. 
 
Signed by Representatives of Founding Member Registries:
 
Founding Member List
 
.as American Samoa
Registrar
 
.ck Cook Islands
Elizabeth Hosking (Robert McFadzien)
 
.cn China
Hualin Qian  
 
.hk HongKong
NG, Nam
 
.id Indonesia
Budi Rahardjo
 
.in India
S P MUDUR 
 
.jp Japan
Jun Murai 
 
.kh Cambodia
Koy Kim Sea Nareth
 
.kr Republic of Korea
Kilnam Chon 
 
.mn Mongolia
Enkhbat D.
  
.my Malaysia
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
.nc New Caledonia
Christian Colin 
 
.nu Niue
Stafford Guest
 
.nz New Zealand
Executive Director (Sue Leader)
               
.pg Papua New Guinea
Khademazad, Kamrooz (Noel Mobiha) 
 
.ph Philippines
Joel Dinish 
 
.pk Pakistan
Nisar, Ashar
 
.sg Singapore
Administrator, SGNIC (Chhay Ea)
 
.th Thailand
Kanchana Kanchanasut 
 
.tw Taiwan
Shih-Chiung Ouyang (Chen, Wen-Sung) 
 
.ws Samoa
Dave Main 
 
.com/net/org
Tom Newell (Lee, Jong)
 
 
 
Schedule 1
The complete list of the founding members of APTLD:
2000.7.16
 
Founding Member List
 
 
.as American Samoa
Registrar
 
.ck Cook Islands
Elizabeth Hosking (Robert McFadzien)
 
.cn China
Hualin Qian  
 
.hk HongKong
NG, Nam
 
.id Indonesia
Budi Rahardjo
 
.in India
S P MUDUR 
 
.jp Japan
Jun Murai 
 
.kh Cambodia
Koy Kim Sea Nareth
 
.kr Republic of Korea
Kilnam Chon 
 
.mn Mongolia
Enkhbat D.
 
.my Malaysia
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
.nc New Caledonia
Christian Colin
  
.nu Niue
Stafford Guest
 
.nz New Zealand
Executive Director (Sue Leader)
                               
.pg Papua New Guinea
Khademazad, Kamrooz (Noel Mobiha) 
 
.ph Philippines
Joel Dinish 
 
.pk Pakistan
Nisar, Ashar
 
.sg Singapore
Administrator, SGNIC (Chhay Ea)
 
.th Thailand
Kanchana Kanchanasut 
 
.tw Taiwan
Shih-Chiung Ouyang (Chen, Wen-Sung) 
 
.ws Samoa
Dave Main 
 
.com/net/org
Tom Newell (Lee, Jong)
 
 
Schedule 2
APTLD Principles
1999.10.25
2000.06.09 Revised
APTLD Principles 
Here is the principles of APTLD I have revised.  
We plan to develop the bylaws based on these principles.
1. Membership
 
TLD registries as the voting members with others such as registrars
and resellers as the non-voting associate members.
2. Goals
 
We need to consider policy and operational aspects of the following 
perspectives;
(a) Outward Looking
Promote interest of the AP region in international fora.
(b) Inward Looking
Facilitate harmonization of domain naming in the AP region.
3. Name
 
APTLD
This organization covers TLD registry aspect of DNS in the AP region, 
and follows up DNSO activities focusing on TLDs.
4. Board
 
Board may have 7 members.
5. Funding
 
The organization needs around US$100,000 - 150,000, and the fund could be
obtained by membership and sponsorship.
6. Board Officer
 
The Board needs the following officers;
Chair(s) of Board
Secretary
Treasure
Membership
 
7. Secretariat
               
The secretariat needs Executive Director with optional assistants.
 
 
Schedule 3
Articles of APTLD
 
 
 
Article I: Name
The name of the non-profit company is Asia Pacific Top Level Domains Limited
(herein-after called “the Company”).
Article II: Incorporation and Place of Business
The Company will be formed initially as a “company limited by guarantee” in
accordance with the laws of the Republic of Seychelles. The registered
office of the Company is stated in Appendix 2.
Article III: Definitions
In these Articles the words standing in the first column shall bear the
meaning set opposite to them respectively in the second column, if not
consistent with the subject or context.
 
 
Words                       Meanings
 
“the act”                    The Company’s Act, or any statutory modification 
                             thereof for the time being in force
“APDN”                       Asia Pacific Domain Names
“Asia Pacific”               Countries and distinct economies within the
                             the Asia-Pacific Rim
“Board”                      The board of directors of the Company
“ccTLD”                      Country code Top Level Domain
“Company”                    Asia Pacific Top Level Domains Limited
“gTLD”                       Generic Top Level Domain
“in writing”                 Written, printed or lithographed, or partly one
                             and partly another and other modes of representing
                             or reproducing words in a visible form
“Member”                     A member of the Company as set out in Article VII
“TLD”                        Top Level Domain
 
 
 
 
In view of the highly dynamic and constantly evolving nature of this
organisation, these definitions will be used in the broadest and most
inclusive sense in situations of ambiguity.
Article IV: Rationale and Objectives
1. The Company is formed as a result of realisation of three needs, that is:
firstly, the need to establish a forum for improved co-ordination and
exchange of information, knowledge and expertise within the Asia-Pacific in
relation to domain name issues, and  secondly, the need to foster and
promote strong participation by Internet domain name related organisations
in the Asia-Pacific in the regional and international forums, and, thirdly,
the need to promote stability and continuity in Internet domain names
system.
2. The Ojectives of the Company are:
 
2.1 To provide a forum to discuss matters of policy affecting Internet
domain name related organisations;
2.2 To promote and represent the interests of Members and lobby and
negotiate on their behalf;
2.3 To act as an interface with Internet governing bodies and other bodies
involved in the Internet;
2.4 To promote and encourage Members’ participation and involvement in
Internet governing bodies and other bodies involved in the Internet;
2.5 To promote skills development and information exchange related to
Internet domain names amongst Members;
2.6 To undertake research and development on Internet domain names and to
prepare and distribute reports and papers to the Members and/or the public;
2.7 To raise awareness and educate the public and Members on domain name
issues;
2.8 To develop model procedures, mechanisms, policies, standards on services
and processes related to domain name issues; and
2.9 To be aware of legislation, regulations and policies which are connected
with or affect Internet domain names, and to inform Members of such proposed
legislation, regulations and policies, the effects of such legislation,
regulations and policies and any proposed actions to be taken by Members.
Article V: Status of the Company
The Company shall be an international organization established with support
of governmental and non-governmental organisations and agencies,
foundations, research and education institutions, industry and communities
in the Asia Pacific. The Company shall operate as a non-profit organisation,
international in status focussing on the Asia-Pacific. It shall be
non-political in management, staffing and operations.
 
Article VI: Transparency
The Company shall operate to the maximum extent feasible in an open and
transparent manner and consistent with procedures designed to ensure
fairness.
Article VII: Membership
1. There are two classes of membership in the Company that are open to all
countries and economies from the Asia-Pacific. They are Ordinary Members and
Associate Members.
2. Ordinary membership shall be open to organisations that manage and
operate:-
2.1  the ccTLD registries of the Asia Pacific, or
2.2 gTLD registries.
 
 
3. Associate membership shall be open to any individual, firm or body
established, incorporated or registered under the laws of their relevant
countries that are involved in domain names.
Associate Members shall enjoy all privileges of ordinary membership except
that they may not vote at any general meeting.
4. No person shall be admitted to membership unless he/she shall first have
submitted to the Company an application form for membership accompanied by
any prescribed fees.
5. Admission to membership is subject to the Board’s approval and the Board
may reject any application for membership but must state the reason for the
rejection and in such event any paid prescribed fees shall be refunded.
6. The rights, responsibilities and functions of Members shall consist of:
 
6.1 Participation in general meetings. However only Ordinary Members have
the right to vote in general meetings;
6.2 Eligibility for election into the Board which shall be responsible for
the decision making of the Board;
6.3 Eligibility for participation in Committees that shall work on their
respective projects under charters so decided;
6.4 Participation in the Secretariat that shall be responsible for handling
secretariat work;
6.5 Participation in the Company Mailing Lists on various matters including
but not limited to ICANN DNSO’s functions and activities that impact on the
Asia Pacific.
Article VIII: Cessation of Membership
1. A person shall cease to be a Member of the Company and the name of such
member shall be removed from the register of members in any one of the
following events:-
1.1 if an individual in the event of death;
1.2 if an individual he/she becomes of unsound mind;
1.3 if an individual he/she is convicted or indicted of any criminal
offence;
1.4 if an individual is adjudged bankrupt or makes any composition or
arrangement with his creditors
1.5 if a corporate body, it is dissolved or wound up;
1.6 if an unincorporated body, it is dissolved or deregistered;
1.7 if by notice in writing such member resigns;
1.8 if a member shall fail to pay the annual subscription; and/or
1.9 if a Member ceases to be a Member of the Company as stated in Article
VII herein.
2. A person shall cease to be an Ordinary Member if the requirements of
Article VII section 2 cannot be complied with.  Such a person may apply to
continue to be an Associate Member but in such event no further entrance
fee, if any, shall be payable.
3. Ordinary Members present and voting at any general meeting may by
resolution approved by two thirds of such members present and voting expel
any member who has refused or neglected to comply with the provisions of the
constitution of the Company or whose conduct in their opinion renders such
person to be unfit to be a member of the Company.
 
Article IX: General Meetings
1. The Company shall hold once every year an annual general meeting in
addition to any other meetings in that year, and shall specify the meeting
as such in the notice calling it, and not more than fifteen months shall
elapse between the date of one annual general meeting and that of the next.
2. All general meetings other than annual general meetings shall be called
extraordinary general meetings.
3. An annual general meeting and an extraordinary general meeting shall be
called by at least twenty one (21) days’ notice in writing.
4. At each annual general meeting, the members shall deal with the
following business:-
4.1 elect members of the Board,
4.2 consider the accounts, balance sheet, and the report of the Board and
auditors, and
4.3 appoint the auditors and fix their remuneration.
 
In addition to the aforegoing, the meeting may deal with such matters of
which notice is given at least fourteen days prior to the meeting.
5. The Board may, whenever it deems fit or upon receiving a requisition,
convene an extraordinary general meeting. On a requisition by one tenth of
the Ordinary Members, the Board shall forthwith convene an extraordinary
general meeting of the Company to be held as soon as practicable but in any
case not later than six weeks after the receipt by the Board of the
requisition.
6. No business shall be transacted at any general meeting unless a quorum of
Members is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. Save
as hereinafter provided one third of the Ordinary Members present shall be a
quorum.
7. Voting by Ordinary Members: The following principles shall apply:
7.1 each Ordinary Member shall have one vote provided all subscriptions
presently payable by the Ordinary Member to the Company have been paid
7.2 decisions of any general meeting shall be made by a majority of the
Ordinary Members present except as specified otherwise herein
7.3 an Ordinary Member may vote in person or by proxy executed in writing by
him/herself
7.4 voting may be carried out using electronic online (includes e-mail
and/or video conferencing) means. The Board will draw up the necessary
process and procedures for utilisation of such means.
8. All the minutes of general meetings shall be approved promptly and made
available on a publicly accessible Internet World Wide Web site maintained
by the Company. However, some minutes might not be publicly made available
to protect the interests of the Company. For such matters, the Members shall
describe in generic terms in the relevant minutes the reason for such
non-disclosure.
Article X: The Board of Directors
1. The Board shall be comprised of seven members.
2. The Board members will be elected by a majority of votes of the Ordinary
Members present at the annual general meeting.
3. The Board members shall serve for a term commencing on the date of the
annual general meeting until the date of the next annual general meeting= 2E
4. The annual general meeting shall also appoint three of the Board members
to be the Chairman, the Vice Chairman and the Treasurer.
5. The Company may from time to time, by a resolution passed by at least a
three fourths majority at a general meeting, increase or reduce the number
of Board members.
6. When the office of a Board member becomes vacant, it shall be filled
within 30 days. The Board may, at its discretion:-
6.1 appoint an employee or officer of an Ordinary Member, to fill the office
vacated, or
6.2 fill the office vacated by a person elected by a majority vote of the
Ordinary Members in an extraordinary general meeting until the next annual
general meeting.
7. The office of a member of the Board shall be vacated if the Board
member:-
7.1 if he/she or the Member he/she represents, has been convicted of any
imprisonable offence;
7.2 if he/she, without the consent of the Company in general meeting holds
any office of profit under the Company;
7.3 if he/she becomes a bankrupt;
7.4 if he/she or the Member he/she represents ceases to be a member of the
Company pursuant to Article VII herein;
7.5 if he/she becomes of unsound mind;
7.6 if he/she or the Member he/she represents resigns his office by notice
in writing to the Board;
7.7 if he/she is no longer in the employment of the member;
7.8 if he/she or the Member he/she represents is removed by a simple
majority of the Ordinary Members at an extraordinary general meeting;
7.9 if he/she or the Member he/she represents is directly or indirectly
interested in any contract with the Company and fails to declare the nature
of the interest.
8. A Board Member shall not vote in respect of any contract in which he/she
or his employer is interested or any matter arising therefrom, and if he/she
does so vote his vote shall not be counted.
9. The Board may delegate any of their powers to committees as they think
fit and with such powers as the Board prescribes.
Article XI: Board Proceedings
1. The Board members may convene and regulate meetings as they think fit.
Any question arising at any Board meeting shall be decided by a majority of
votes. In the case of an equality of votes the Chairman shall have the
casting vote.
2. The secretary shall summon a meeting of the Board in the event a Board
member requests it.
3. The quorum for the transaction of the Board meeting’s business shall be
four ***.
4. Voting by the Board: The following principles shall apply:-
4.1 each Board member shall have one vote;
4.2 decisions of the Board shall be made by a majority of the Board Members
present except as specified otherwise herein;
4.3 a Board member may vote in person or by proxy executed in writing by
him/herself;
4.4 Voting may be carried out using electronic online (includes e-mail
and/or video conferencing) means.  The Board will draw up the necessary
process and procedures for utilisation of such means.
5. Transparency principles
 
5.1 Access to Information
 
All the minutes of the meetings of the Board shall be approved promptly and
made available on a publicly accessible Internet World Wide Web site
maintained by the Company.
However, some minutes might not be publicly made available to protect the
interests of the Company. In these cases, the Board shall describe in
generic terms in the relevant minutes the reason for such non-disclosure.
5.2   Notice and Comment Provisions
 
5.2.1 The Board shall post on the Web site periodically a calendar of
scheduled meetings. It would also post on the web site the time and the
agenda of the scheduled meeting to the extent known, well in advance.
5.2.2 With respect to any policies that are being considered by the Board
for adoption that substantially affect the operation of the Internet,
including the imposition of any fees or charges, the Board shall:
5.2.2.1 provide public notice on the Web Site explaining what policies are
being considered for adoption and why;
5.2.2.2 provide a reasonable opportunity for parties to comment on the
adoption of the proposed policies, to see the comments of others, and to
reply to those comments; and
5.2.2.3 hold a public forum at which the proposed policy would be discussed.
 
Article XII: Secretary
1. The Board shall appoint a secretary for such term, at such remuneration
and upon such conditions as they think fit, and any secretary so appointed
may be removed by them.
 
Article XIII: Formation of Committees
1. All committees shall be created and dissolved by the Board.
2. The committees shall be made up of such Members and such number of
Members as the Board may determine. Each committee shall regulate its own
working procedures.
3. All committee chairmen shall be nominated by the Board.
4. All actions of any committee shall be determined based on open
discussions and transparent processes. The outcome of all decisions and the
processes leading to the decisions shall be open to all the Company members.
5. Membership Committee: In addition to increasing the influence of the
Company in the Asia Pacific region through a strong membership penetration,
the membership drive has the aim of deriving membership for greater Asia
Pacific representation in ICANN and the DNSO for the nomination and election
of ICANN and DNSO office bearers.
 
Article XIV: Secretariat
1. The Board shall set up a permanent secretariat to assist in the running
of the Company.
2. The Secretariat shall be comprised of the Executive Director and
assistants, if necessary.
3. The Executive Director who shall be appointed by the Board to be
responsible for the daily operations of the Secretariat and coordinate and
facilitate the activities of the various committees.
4. Functions of the  Executive Director are:
 
4.1 The Executive Director shall be responsible to the Board for
coordinating the operation and management of the Company and for ensuring
that its programs and objectives are properly developed and carried out. The
Executive Director shall work with the Board to coordinate the fund raising
and resource mobilization activities of the Company.
4.2 The Executive Director shall implement the policies determined by the
Board and carry out the directions of the Company. Specifically, the
Executive Director in consultation with the Board, shall:
4.2.1 develop an action plan for the operation of the Company for the
Board’s consideration and approval, and keep this plan under constant
review;
4.2.2 develop programs and budgets, and prepare the Company’s annual report;
4.2.3 coordinate the planning and development of the Company’s programmes
and initiatives to ensure effective implementation;
4.2.4 recruit and manage a highly-qualified Secretariat staff;
4.2.5 keep and make available the action plan, programs and budgets for
review by the Board on a regular basis;
4.2.6 keep the Board informed on matters of consequence that relate to the
Company; and
4.2.7 perform such other functions as are delegated to her/him by the Board.
 
5. The Executive Director shall be the legal representative of the Company.
Subject to section 6 below, the Executive Director shall sign all deeds,
contracts, agreements, treaties, and other legal documents that are
necessary to ensure the normal operation of the Company.
6. The Board shall determine the extent to which these powers may be
delegated by the Executive Director. Contracts, agreements and treaties
which affect the governance, objectives, finances, liability, location,
expansions or dissolution of the Company shall be subjected to approval by
the Board.
 
Article XV: Financing
The funding model for the Company which describes the funding for the member
groups (in US$) is as attached in Appendix 1.
 
Article XVI: Amendments
This Constitution may be amended by a three-quarters majority of Ordinary
Members present at a general meeting, provided notice of such a proposed
amendment together with its full text shall have been mailed or e-mailed to
all Members at least four weeks in advance of the ballot. Voting may be
carried out by electronic means or such other methods according to
procedures instituted by the Board.
Article XVII: Indemnity
Subject to the provision of and so far as may be permitted by [[[the Act]]],
every member of the Board, auditor or other officer of the Company shall be
entitled to be indemnified by the Company against all costs, charges,
losses, expenses and liabilities incurred by him in the execution and
discharge of his duties or in relation thereto including any liability
incurred by him in defending any proceedings civil or criminal, which relate
to anything done or omitted or alleged to have been done or omitted by him
as an officer or employee of the Company and in which judgement is given in
his favour (or the proceedings are otherwise disposed of without any
findings or admissions of any material breach of duty on his part) or in
which he/she is acquitted or in connection with any application under any
statute for relief from liability in respect of any such act or omission in
which relief is granted to him by the court.
Article XVIII: Dissolution
The Company may be dissolved by a three-quarters majority of all Ordinary
Members, if it is determined that the purposes of the Company have been
achieved to a satisfactory degree or if it is determined that the Company
will no longer be able to function effectively. In the case of dissolution,
any land, physical plant and other assets situated in participating
economies, and made available to the Company, and permanent fixed capital
improvements thereon shall revert to their legal owner. The other assets of
the Company shall be transferred for use for similar purposes or distributed
to institutions having purposes similar to those of the Company in the
participating economies after agreement between the relevant parties of
those economies and the Board.
Appendix 1: Membership Fees(US$)(2000.2.29)
Very large             =             20, 000
Large                                 =            10, 000
Medium Large      =               5, 000
Medium                 =              2, 000
Medium small       =                1, 000
Small                     =                                 500
Very Small            =                    100
 
Appendix 2: Interim APTLD Office Address
APTLD Secretariat
KRIA
LG Palace 1105
165-8 Dongkyo-dong, Mapo
Seoul
Korea
Tel & Fax: +82-2-332-8375
Email: sec@aptld.org
 
 
 
 
Appendix G – History of APTLD 2001.8.01
 
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Asia-Pacific Top Level Domain Forum(APTLD): First Two Years 
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Members
3. Committees 
4. Secretariat
5. Incorporation
6. Related Organizations
 
Reference
 
Appendix:
A. Members  
B. Meetings
C. Documents
D. Finance
E. Committee Charter
 
 
1. INTRODUCTION
 
During Manila APRICOT Conference in February 1998, BoF on ccTLD was held,
and it was concluded that the next BoF shall be held during Geneva INET in
July 1998 as well as IFWP(International Forum on White Paper), which was
also held at the same place.  During the meeting, it was proposed to form
APccTLD.(see the meeting minutes for detail).  Kilnam Chon from Korea and
Toru Takahashi was elected as the interim co-chair of the taskforce. 
APccTLD was renamed as APTLD.
The world-wide ccTLD meeting was also held during the same time, and
WWTLD was formed with delegates from five regions; Africa, APTLD/Asia-Pacific,
CENTR/Europe, Latin America, and North America.
The next APTLD was held in Singapore during the third IFWP in August 1998.
Kilnam Chon was elected as the interim chair to serve for six month until
the next meeting during APRICOT’99 in Singpaore. Several committees 
were formed during the meeting with the secretariat located at JPNIC;
  Committee                                        Chair
  ---------                   -----
  Workshop                                      Jim Higgins
  Multilingual Domain Name             Tan Tin Wee
  Domain Survey                                              Adam Peake
 
Series of meetings were held during 1998 and 1999, which led to formation
of ICANN, DNSO and ccTLD Constituency as follows;
1998.06 IFWP                    Reston
       07 IFWP                     Geneva
       08 IFWP                     Buenos Aires
10 DNSO Formation            Barcelona
11 ICANN                           Boston
12 DNSO Formation            Monterey, Mexico
1999.01 DNSO Formation   Washington, D.C.
02 DNSO Formation            Paris
1999.03 DNSO Formation   Singapore
1999.03 ICANN                   Singapore
 
DNSO was formed in March 1999 during Singapore ICANN Meeting, and the third 
APTLD Meeting was also held in the same location.  Kilnam Chon agreed to
serve another 12 months as the chair of APTLD, and the secretariat was moved
to Korea with YJ Park hired as the first staff of APTLD in April 1999.
During Berlin ICANN Meeting, the adhoc APTLD Meeting was held, followed by
the regular meeting in San Jose in June.  It was decided to incorporate
APTLD and the legal committee was manded to deliver the bylaws.  APTLD
Principles was delivered and approved at the next APTLD meeting in Los
Angeles in November 1999.  The draft bylaws was developed and posted at the
next meeting in February 2000, but the incorporation was not quite ready
at that time.  With further discussion, the articles for APTLD incorporation
was delivered in May-June 2000, which was approved at the next APTLD Meeting
in July 2000 as part of Letter of Intent singed by 24 founding members.
 
 
2. MEMBERS
 
APTLD started with ccTLD members in Asia-Pacific in July 2000.
See the original member list as well as the latest member list in Appendix.
At the second APTLD Meeting in August 2000, it was decided to include gTLD
members in order to address all TLD registry issues in Asia-Pacific.  Half
of domain names registered in Asia-Pacific are gTLDs.
In 1999, non-commercial members were added to APTLD as Affiliated Members,
jointly with APNG.  The initial members of the non-commercial group consist
of DNSO Non-Commercial Constituency members from Asia-Pacific. Later in 1999,
commercial group members were added as Associate Members. Registrars were
added as APTLD members.  These three groups were included in Asia-Pacific
Domain Names(apdn.org) in 2000 when APTLD was decided to be formed with only
TLD registries. 
 
 
 
 
3. COMMITTEES
 
Various committees have been formed since APTLD’s inception. See the
list of committees as follows, and their charters in Appendix.  Multilingual
Domain Name Committee(iName) along its counterpart at APNG was span off
as Multilingual Internet Names Consortium in July 2000.
Executive Committee
Legal Committee (including Bylaws Subcommitee)
Finance Committee
Workshop Committee
Internet Seminar Committee
Multilingual Domain Name Committee
Technology Committee
Special Project Committee
Funding Committee
 
 
4. SECRETARIAT 
 
The APTLD Secretariat was originally established in Japan, and was moved to 
Korea six month later.  The secretariat with typically one full-time staff 
and two part-time staffs(25% each) handles the following tasks; 
Meeting administration 
aptld.org website and mailing list management 
Committee administration 
Accounting 
Documentation 
Membership administration 
Others 
 
There are much volunteer effort for administration of meetings and workshops,
local arrangement and others.  On the other hand, we could not secure
staffs to deliver position papers on bahlaf of APTLD, and this task was
done by volunteer effort of various TLD members.
 
 
5. INCORPORATION
 
APTLD decided to be incorporated in 1999 one year after its inception in 1998.
It took one year to incorporate APTLD.  After deciding the incorporation in
June 1999, APTLD Principles were developed in September-October 1999, and it 
was approved in November 1999 Meeting in Los Angeles.  Subsequently, the bylaws
were developed and was tabled in February 2000 Meeting in Seoul.  The
substantially different version based on only TLD registry members was
developed in May-June 2000.  The APTLD Principle and Articles were included 
in Letter of Intent(LOI), which was signed by 8 founding members at July
2000 Meeting in Yokohama, and more founding members agreed to sign.  There are
24 founding members now.  See the list in Appendix.
The initial APTLD Board members were elected with Professor Hualin Qian as the
initial Board Chair in July 2000 as follows;
  Hualin Qian/cn                Chair
  Peter Dengate-Thrush/nz    Senior Vice Chair
  Bill Semich/nu                Vice Chair-Treasure
  Shuichi Tashiro/jp           Vice Chair-Membership
Kanchana Kanchanasut/th
Kwang-Ho Song/kr
Wen-Sheng Chen/tw
Ramesh Kumar Nadarajah/my  
 
 
6. RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
 
There are many related organizations of APTLD.  ICANN with its support 
organizations is one of them.  Regional TLD registry organizations are
peer orgaizations.  APTLD also span off two organizations; MINC and APDN.
Development of ICANN(Internet Corporation of Names and Numbers) was done 
in parallel with APTLD.  APTLD was formed during ICANN formation process,
called IFWP(International Forum of White Paper) in 1998.
The first ICANN was held in October 1999 in Boston.  Domain Name Support
Organization(DNSO) of ICANN went through the formation process in October
1999 and March 2000 with monthly meeting around the world. DNSO was formed
with six constituencies, but seventh constituency was added at the last  
minutes by splitting TLD Constituency to ccTLD and gTLD Constituencies in
March 1999 in Singapore.  See further information in the relevant websites
such as www.icann.org, www.dnso.org, and wwtld.org.
APTLD has its peer organizations, called regional ccTLD organizations as well
as a functional TLD organization.  They are as follows;
AFTLD in Africa
CENTR in Europe
LACTLD in Latin America
NATLD in North America
IATLD
 
APTLD span off two organizations.  Multilingual Internet Names Consortium(MINC)
is one of them, and the other is Asia-Pacific Domain Names(APDN), which is
the mailing list at this moment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
REFERENCE
 
AFTLD   www.aftld.org
        Africa Top Level Domain Registry Group
APTLD   www.aptld.org
        Asia-Pacific Top Level Domain Forum
APNG    www.apng.org
        Asia-Pacific Networking Group
AP*     www.apstar.org
        Asia-Pacific Group Coordination
CENTR   www.centr.org
        Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries
DNSO    www.dnso.org
        Domain Names Support Organization
IATLD   www.iatld.org
        International Association of Top Level Domain Registries
ICANN   www.icann.org
        Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers
LACTLD  www.lactld.org
Latin American and Caribbena Top Level Domain Registry Group
MINC    www.minc.org
        Multilingual Internet Names Consortium
NATLD   www.natld.org
        North American Top Level Domain Registries
WWTLD   www.wwtld.org
        ccTLD Constituency Group of ICANN DNSO
---------
APPENDIX A: APTLD Founding Members
 
AS American Samoa
CK Cook Islands
CN China 
HK Hong Kong 
ID Indonesia
IN India
JP Japan 
KH Cambodia
KR Korea 
LK Sri Lanka
MN Mongolia
MY Malaysia
NU Niue 
NZ New Zealand 
PG Papua New Guinea
PH Philippines
PK Pakistan
SG Singapore
TH Thailand
TW Taiwan 
WS Samoa
COM/NET/ORG (Associate member) 
 
 
APPENDIX B: Meetings
1. APTLD Meetings
1998.3  BoF on ccTLD in Manila(APRICOT)
1998.7  First APTLD(APccTLD) Meeting in Geneva(IFWP, INET)
1998.8  Second APTLD Meeting in Singapore(IFWP)
1999.3  Third APTLD Meeting in Singpore(APRICOT)
1999.5  Fourth(adhoc) APTLD Meeting in Berlin(ICANN)
1999.6  Fifth APTLD Meeting in San Jose(INET)
1999.11 Sixth APTLD Meeting in Los Angeles(ICANN)
2000.2  Seventh APTLD Meeting in Seoul(APRICOT) 
2000.7  Eighth APTLD Meeting in Yokohama(ICANN, INET)
2000.11 Ninth APTLD Meeting in Marina del Ray(ICANN)
2. Workshops
1999.3  APTLD Workshop, Singapore
1999.6  Joint TLD Workshop, San Jose
2000.2  Joint Workshop on Multilingual Names
2000.7  Joint Workshop on DNSsec
2000.7  Joint Workshop on Multilingual Internet Names
 
 
APPENDIX C: Documents
1. APTLD Principles
2. APTLD Articles
3. APTLD Letter of Intent
 
 
APPENDIX D: Finance
APTLD Financial Statement Summary(1999.4-2000.7)
REVENUE
        JPNIC                                                             10,000
        Melbourne IT                                                5,000
        NU Domain Ltd.                                           5,000
        DOMAINZ                                                   5,000
        KRIA                                                               4,400
        KRNIC                                                            2,500
        LKNIC                                                               500
        Berlin Meeting Fee                                          530
        LA Meeting Fee                                            1,050
        Seoul Meeting Fee                                         2,506
        Notebook Computer                                             1,200
                                                                                -------
        Total Revenues                                           $37,686
 
EXPENDITURE
        Staff Compensation(6 man-months)       13,170
        Overhead                                                          4,519
        Trip Expense                                                 4,915
        Internet Seminar Tour                                          4,526
        Meeting Expense                                           4,294
        Equipment                                                        3,846
                                                                                  --------
        Total Expenditure                                        $35,270
 
 BALANCE                                                          $2,416
 
 
Note
1. Overhead includes Insurance, Secretary Service,
Engineering Service, Domestic travelling expenses,
Communication charges, and so on.
 
 
APPENDIX E: Committee Charter
1. Legal Committee
2. Finance Committee
3. Workshop Committee
4. Technology Committee
5. Multilingual Names Committee
6. Internet Seminar Tour Committee
7. Developing Country Committee
8. Funding Committee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appendix H – 2000-2002 Meeting Schedule

    Date       Topic                    Site                   Place

   2000

    6.26-29     KRNET                   www.krnet.or.kr         Seoul
    6.28-29     Internet 2 Workshop     www.internet2.edu       Chicago
    7.12-17     ICANN                   www.icann.org           Yokohama
    7.16        AP* Retreat             www.apstar.org          "
    7.16-17     Jt. TLD Workshops       www.aptld.org           "
    7.18        APTLD                   www.aptld.org           "
    7.17-19     MINC                    www.minc.org            "
    7.18-21     INET                    www.isoc.org            "
    7.21        APNG                    www.apng.org            "
    7.22        CCIRN                   www.ccirn.org           "
    7.31-8.4    IETF                    www.ietf.org            Pittsburgh
    8.4-5       Schoolnet Conference    schoolnet.or.kr         Pusan
    8.20-24     Jt. Techs Workshop      www.nlanr.net           Toronto
    8.22-25     APAN Meeting            www.apan.net            Beijing
    8.28-9.1    SIGCOMM                 www.acm.org/sigcomm     Stockholm
    9.25-27     MINC/itsASIA            www.minc.org            Singapore
   10.20-21     AP* Retreat             www.apstar.org          Bangkok
   11.13-16     ICANN                   www.icann.org           Los Angeles
   11.16-17     APTLD                   www.aptld.org           Los Angeles
   12.11-15     IETF                    www.ietf.org            San Diego

   2001

    1.8-12      SAINT 2001              www.ipsj.or.jp          San Diego
    1.30-31     MINC                    www.minc.org            Honolulu
    1.28-31     Jt. Techs Workshop      www.nlanr.net           Honolulu
    2.1-2       APAN                    www.apan.net            Honolulu
    2.21-23     IWS                                             Tokyo
    2.26-3.2    APRICOT                 www.apricot.org         Kuala Lumpur
    3.          ICANN                   www.icann.org
    3.19-23     IETF                    www.ietf.org            Minneapolis
    6.          INET                    www.isoc.org            europe
    6/7         ICANN                   www.icann.org           latin america(?)
    7.          IETF                    www.ietf.org            ?
    8.20-23     APAN                    www.apan.net            Penang
   11.          ICANN                   www.icann.org           north america
   11/12        IETF                    www.ietf.org            ?

   2002

    2.          APAN
    3.          IETF
    6.          INET
    7.          IETF
    7/8         APAN
   12.          IETF

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