APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (19 October 2017)

On 19 October 2017, the APTLD Board held its in-person meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Review of and Vote on the Application for Associate Membership by CIDR (the .GG ccTLD registry)

The Board received a debrief from GM on the matter and concluded that, whereas the country code in question was delegated to a territory outside of the Asia Pacific region (namely, the crown dependency of Guernsey, including the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou and Lihou, the United Kingdom) and whereas CIDR’s data is duly displayed in the IANA database, CIDR fully qualifies for Associate Membership in APTLD. The Board welcomed CIDR as a new member of the APTLD community.

Consideration of the GM’s Memorandums on Proposed Amendments to the APTLD Fellowship Policies

The Board once again considered an updated GM’s Memorandum with proposals on amending the current APTLD Meeting Fellowship and APTLD sub-Regional Fellowship  policies and ruled to raise the eligibility threshold for APTLD Members to apply for these and other Fellowships awarded by APTLD from  20,000 registrations to 50,000 registrations. The purpose of the decision is to broaden opportunities for the community to participate in major regional and global industry events on a genuinely competitive basis.

The Board also suggested that, as an experiment, in 2019, GM and Secretariat should open the Fellowship programs to Associate Members that meet the availability criteria, too, and report the respective outcomes to the Board.

As well, the Board suggested GM refine KPIs that should enable a proper assessment of effectiveness of the current and future Fellowship programs.

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

The Board noted with satisfaction that as of 19 October 2017, the annual APTLD budget has remained quite robust.

The Board also received a GM’s debrief on the ongoing 2018 membership fee collection campaign.

Consideration of the GM’s Memorandum on the 2018 Board Election

The Board also considered the upcoming Board election and reviewed respective documents to ensure that the election procedure and future Board members’ term of service should be consistent with the respective provisions of the APTLD Constitution.

The Board suggested GM and Secretariat put forward all the necessary alerts and prepare the election schedule as prescribed by the Constitution.

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