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The APTLD Board Statement on Relocation of APTLD77

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10 May 2019

In view of the recent tragic developments in Sri Lanka, after extensive communication on the matter and a special vote conducted by correspondence, the Board resolved that:

–   Given the security situation in Sri Lanka and guided by the imperative to
ensure the Membership’s safety and security – to relocate APTLD77 and AGM to
another jurisdiction;

–   The Board considered 3 offers – from auDA, LANIC and SGNIC – and by
majority vote selected Melbourne, Australia, as the location of APTLD77 and
20-21 February 2020 as the dates of APTLD77 and AGM.

–   The Board renews its deepest condolences to the people of Sri Lanka and
the .LK Domain Registry on the recent tragic developments and the nation’s loss;

–   The Board expresses a great appreciation to the .LK Domain Registry and
Prof. Gihan Dias for the commitment and service to the community and for an
outstanding effort to host APTLD77;

–   The Board expresses sincere thanks to LANIC and SGNIC for their
commitment and readiness to host APTLD77 in an emergency situation;

–   The Board expresses a great appreciation to auDA for the commitment to
host the upcoming APTLD77 and AGM;

–   The Board took notice of APNIC’s suggestion to co-locate APTLD77 and AGM
with APNIC/APRICOT in Melbourne on 17-21 February 2020 and accepts it with much

–   The Board suggests that GM and Secretariat should immediately engage with
auDA and APNIC to ensure the preparations promptly gain traction;

–   The Board remains committed to holding an APTLD Meeting in Sri Lanka once
the security situation permits so and suggests GM monitor the situation and
update the Board accordingly.

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