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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (19 April 2018)

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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (19 April 2018)

On 19 April 2018, the APTLD Board held its regular
teleconference meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary
of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Consideration
of
GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD74

The Board noted with satisfaction a high interest in the upcoming event
on the part of both APTLD Members and invited guests, which manifested itself
in a big number of early registrations for the Meeting.

The Board specifically commended the host and the supporting authority
of Uzbekistan for their commitment and proactive approach to the organization
of the Meeting.

Consideration
of the Application for Associate Membership in APTLD by the .SU registry

The Board received an update from GM on the matter and noted that while
.SU was originally allocated to the currently non-existent Soviet Union,
technically it has successfully continued its operation since the breakup of
the USSR and is held in the IANA database, and found that .SU fully qualifies
for Associate Membership in APTLD.

Consideration
of the GM’s Report on Visit to Dubai for APTLD75

The Board received the GM’s report on a working visit to Dubai to
negotiate a possibility for holding APTLD75 with the .AE leadership and
inspect local hotels. The Board expressed its thanks to the Telecommunication
Regulatory Authority of UAE and the .AE registry for their commitment to the
community and suggested GM promptly finalize logistical preparations for the
Meeting in close coordination with .AE, while the members of the Board Working
Group on Meeting Agenda starts drafting the APTLD75 agenda.

Consideration
of GM’s Memorandum on Appointment of the Alternate APTLD Representative in
International Fora

The Board agrees to the need to have a
designated Alternate APTLD representative in international fora in a situation
where GM is not available for such events and suggested that a policy should be
developed in this regard.

Consideration
of GM’s Memorandum on Sub-Regional Fellowships for the Middle East DNS Forum

The Board received an update from GM on the
matter and noted with regret that no applications were submitted in connection
with the ME DNS Forum.

The Board suggested GM keep proactively
engaging with the members in the sub-region and seizing on new opportunities to
promote such activities.

Consideration of the GM’s Update
on the State and Execution of the 2017 APTLD Budget and Update on the 2018
Membership Fee Collection Campaign

The Board received GM’s
update on the matter and commended the community for its high commitment to the
Members’ duties, which resulted most Members having paid the membership fees in
full and in time. The Board also noted with satisfaction that that the budget
is in line with the original projections.

Support of, and Representation
at, APIGA

The Board received an update from the Asia
Pacific Internet Governance Academy, a joint initiative by KISA and ICANN, on
APIGA 2018 and agreed to continue supporting this important initiative by
offering a Fellowship to an APTLD member’s representative to attend the Academy
at Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, in late-July 2018; the Board
also suggested GM represent APTLD at the Academy.

The Board also
considered a number of other administrative and financial matters.

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