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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (20 July 2017)

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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (20 July 2017)

On 20 July 2017, the APTLD Board held its teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Consideration of the GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD72

The Board received an update on preparations for APTLD72 and noted with satisfaction a good prospective turnout for the Meeting and the fact that APTLD members and guests have displayed a proactive approach towards participation in the Meeting as panellists and moderators. The Board also noted and agreed to suggested changes in the Agenda and off-site events.

Consideration of the GM’s Memorandum on Cessation of the Membership of .TK in APTLD

The Board considered the GM’s Memorandum and found out that the case falls under effect of para. 10.1.3 of the APTLD Constitution, which holds that, < A Member shall cease to be a Member of the Association and the name of such Member shall be removed from the register of Members where> “It fails to pay any payment prescribed by the Board within the stipulated period and the Board has decided to cease its Membership” and voted to cease the .TK registry’s membership in APTLD. The Board suggested GM should duly notify the .TK registry that should it decide to join APTLD in the future, the Board would be happy to consider such an application.

Consideration of an Update on Progress in the APTLD Website Revamp Project Implementation

The Board received an update on progress in the matter and agreed that the beta testing of the new website completed successfully. The Board expressed its profound gratitude to CNNIC for its painstaking efforts to complete such a challenging task and suggested GM reach out to members to launch the user-acceptance phase of the project with the ultimate objective to inaugurate the website during APTLD72

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

The Board considered the update and noted with satisfaction that the 2017 Budget is executed in line with the original projections. The Board noted with satisfaction that practically all the APTLD members paid their membership fees and that the budget is poised to post a surplus by the end of FY2017.

Consideration of GM’s Update on the Groundbreaking Capacity Building Project

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and congratulated auDA and .TL on having launched of a groundbreaking capacity building project for the Timor Leste ccTLD registry, and wished every further success to the project team.

Farewell and Thanks to the CNNIC’s CEO and President

The Board bid farewell to Dr. Xiadong Lee, CEO and President of CNNIC, and expressed a deep appreciation for his unwavering commitment to, and support of, APTLD and its activities. The Board also wished Dr. Lee every further success in his academic career

The Board also considered a number of other administrative matters.

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