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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (19 June 2020)

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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (19 June 2020)

On 19 June 2020, the APTLD Board held a regular teleconference meeting and considered a range
of matters. A summary of the Meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Preparations for APTLD78

The Board received a
GM’s update on the matter and concluded that due to COVID-19, the Meeting
should be held in the online format. The Board suggested GM and the Secretariat
update the Membership accordingly and promptly conduct a Doodle poll for the Board on the online Meeting

Preparations for APTLD79-81

The Board received a
GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that preparations are
well on track. The Board also welcomed RIPE NCC’s commitment to partner with
APTLD for the meeting and thanked it for a sponsorship of APTLD79.

The Board also revised
the list of potential APTLD80 venues and agreed with the GM’s suggestion to explore
a venue other than the previously selected Shangri-La the Fijian due to
logistics concerns

Progress in Development of the Website

The Board discussed a GM’s
update and reviewed a beta version of the Website. The Board commended for an excellent job and suggested the Secretariat should finalize
the list of recommendations to further improve its quality.

Consideration of the SPRWG Chair’s Submission

The Board reviewed the
submission of the SPRWG Chair and agreed with the Working Group’s conclusions
and recommendations, and suggested the letter be posted on the website. The
Board also expressed its gratitude to the Working Group members for their
service to the community and suggested the Board Chair forward an official
response to the submission, which should also be posted online.

State and Execution of the 2020 APTLD Budget

The Board received a
GM’s update on the matter and noted with much satisfaction that it is in line
with the original projections.

The Board also made note
of a projected surplus due to the suspension of the 2020 Fellowship programs
and GM’s travels and suggested a number of practical recommendations on
spending it on future projects and initiatives to benefit the membership.

Consideration of the EuRid’s proposal to join the
Dynamic Coalition on Data and Trust

The Board considered a
letter from EuRid, the .EU registry, and resolved that while important from the
perspective of Internet Governance, the matter needs to be further examined
from the perspective of APTLD’s mission and community’s priorities.

Proposal to Explore a regional Anycast Project

The Board discussed a
proposal to set up a region-wide Anycast Project for APTLD members and expressed
its gratitude to LACTLD for clarifications on the matter. The Board suggested
GM poll the APTLD Membership on their priorities and needs with respect to the
service and engage with Anycast providers in the region to explore the market
for such services.

The Board also
considered a number of other administrative matters.

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