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APTLD Board Supports formation of ccTLD Association

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26 August 2001

Taipei, Taiwan

The board of APTLD met today in ad hoc
session in Taipei, as part of the APTLD/APNIC seminars being hosted by twNIC.
Board members present were Hualin Quian (Chair, .CN) Peter Dengate Thrush (Snr.
Vice Chair, .NZ) Vincent Chen, (Secretary, .TW ) Hiro Hotta (.JP)  and BK Kim, ( .KR).

Also present were immediate past APTLD
Chair, Kilnam Chon, (.KR) and YJ Park (Names Council, .KR) APTLD and ccTLD
secretariat staff and others.

The meeting heard presentations from Peter
de Blanc, (Chair, Adcom,.VI) and Peter Dengate Thrush ( APTLD  Adcom), on progress since Stockholm on the
formation of the ccTLD Support Organisation. There was further discussion after
which the Board members resolved that agreement was readily reached on a number
of principles. It was felt that that support should be conveyed to the members
immediately, and because of the tight timeline discussed, this should also be
communicated directly to the ccTLD-discuss and ccSO lists.

Peter Dengate Thrush’s presentation will be
posted onto the wwTLD website shortly for general review. Comments on that, and
on the Resolution below are sought, particularly on the ccSO list, which is
restricted to ccTLD managers and their nominees.

As much agreement on principles as possible
is sought before the Montevideo meeting, so that discussion there can focus on
remaining issues of substance.

APTLD Taipei Resolution

APTLD Board notes that in keeping with the Stockholm communique of the ccTLD
constituency, further steps in preparation for the formation of a ccTLD support
Organisation have been taken and are continuing by ccTLD managers;

that continuing consultation with other stakeholders in ICANN on the proposed restructuring
is essential;

APTLD’s support for the formation of a ccTLD SO as the appropriate method of
ccTLD participation in ICANN; and

as agreed, the following principles:

1. There should be prompt incorporation of a “ccTLD Association”.

1a. Members of the ccTLD Association should be  ccTLD registry managers

2. The ccTLD Association should promptly sign an MoU with ICANN to
serve as ICANN’s ccSO.

3. There would be recognition and encouragement in the Association’s
bylaws of the role of the  Regional

4. Timeline – Incorporate before November, with SO formation at LA
(November) meeting.

5. Sufficient ccTLD community support of the Association will be shown
by having  25 members


1. Internal structure of “ccTLD Association”

2. Membership subscription policy

3. Name of Association

4. Place of Incorporation  ”

It was recognised that not all issues may
require final resolution before ccSO formation could be completed. The Bylaws
may be amended and added to as further consensus was reached.

WS Chen




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