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21 October 2008


The following notice was issued to APTLD members on the 18th of September 2008:


Dear APTLD Member,
I regret to inform you that our General Manager Don Hollander has decided not to renew
his contract with APTLD when his contract expires at the end of December 2008. Don has
decided that it is time to move on to new endeavours and to try something different.
Don was recruited and contracted as the first APTLD General Manager over 2.5 years ago,
at a time when our organisation was going through a period of retraction, with reducing
membership numbers and low attendance at APTLD meetings. Don was instrumental in
turning this situation around, making APTLD meetings far more popular with members, with
vibrant and relevant agendas and speakers, resulting in significant increases in member
attendance, and the highlight of more than 100 attendees at the Kuala Lumpur meeting
earlier this year.
Our membership numbers have also grown substantially due to Don’s hard work in
recruiting ccTLD’s and associate members in the region. We are grateful for these fantastic
results, which now mean that more than half the ccTLD’s in the region are members of
APTLD.
Don has also projected APTLD as a serious voice for ccTLD operators within ICANN and
other global and regional forums. Much of the progress within ICANN of the fast track IDN
process for ccTLDs has been as a result of Don’s leadership.
On behalf of the APTLD Board and members I extend our thanks to Don, we are delighted
with the results of your efforts. As Don prepares to move on, we are aware we will miss
him. I am sure I speak on behalf of all members wishing Don very well for whatever future
endeavours he follows. Don will leave a gap at APTLD that will be a challenge to fill.
As for the next step, the Board is establishing an Appointments Committee to commence a
process of appointing a replacement General Manager. We shall keep you informed as we
make progress. We would appreciate the assistance of members in identifying potential
candidates for this position.
Yours sincerely,
Jonathan Shea

Chairman, APTLD


Further to this notice, APTLD has contracted Select Appointments from Malaysia to assist in the
recruitment of a new General Manager.
The position advertisement for the position and the description follows this notice. If anyone is
interested in applying for the role, please contact noel@selectappt.com.my.

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