Day 0. Feb 18 Session Venue

Trainees Registration

Training Session Day 1

Marketing Up: How to Promote Relations between a ccTLD and Government

The purpose of the training session is to share a set of techniques which should help ccTLDs navigate their way in a very complex environment and effectively communicate with government agencies.
For the start, Joe Alagna (Afilias) will share some universal marketing principles and techniques that are applicable and relevant in the context of GR.
After that, Mr. Ian Hanke, a renowned Australian expert in GR and Communications, will walk the audience through crisis communication principles and instruments in dealing with Government. During the concluding session, Leonid Todorov, GM APTLD, will share practical tips and tricks, and offer a drill to simulate a real-life situation and to help the trainees recap on the knowledge gained.

Wool (Lower Ground)
Day 0. Feb 19
Session Venue

Training Session Day 2

Cybersecurity (TBC)

Wool (Lower Ground)
Note: On both training days, lunch will be served at: (tbc)
Day 1. Feb 20
Session Venue




Introductory Session

This short session is intended to set the tone for the Meeting and update Members on APTLD’s major developments in 2019 and plans for 2020.

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD

  • Ai-chin Lu, Board Chair, APTLD
  • Representative, auDA
Stock&Trade (Lower Ground)

Session 1

Partner Organizations’ Updates

A part of a vibrant regional ecosystem, APTLD has consistently developed working relations with numerous peers, who will share their perspectives on recent developments in their realm, across Asia Pacific and beyond.

Moderator: Ai-Chin Lu, APTLD

  • ICANN Representative
Stock&Trade (Lower Ground)
10:15-11:00 Coffee Break & Official Group Photo -

Session 2

Members’ Updates


  • Roland LaPlante, Afilias & representative, auDA
  • Jan Horak, Gransy s.r.o.

Session 3

Brainstorming Session for ccTLDs in the Pacific

Facilitator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD

  • Taimane Tony Saaga, .WS
  • Norman Warput, .VU
  • Fereti Atalifo, .FJ
  • Faiz Tuke, .SB
13:30–14:30 Lunch -

Session 4A (Venue: Stock&Trade)

ccTLDs and Internet Governance

Moderator: Jordan Carter, .NZ

Session 4B (Venue: Wool)

Technical: Time to Get UA Ready

  • Nitin Walia, Data Xgen Technologies
  • Ilia Bazlyankov, EDoms

Session 5A (Venue: Stock&Trade)

Marketing Strategies for Asia Pacific ccTLDs

  • Ilia Bazlyankov, EDoms

Session 5B (Venue: Wool)

Technical: The Future of IDN ccTLDs

  • Nitin Walia, Data Xgen Technologies
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

Session 6A (Venue: Stock&Trade)

Channel Marketing Practices for ccTLDs


Session 6B (Venue: Wool)

Applicable Data Science for ccTLDs

  • Patrick Myles, NetKnowledge
  • Jan Horak, Gransy s.r.o.
18:30 Leaving for Members' Gala Dinner

Members Gala Dinner

21:30 Return to the hotel
Day 2. Feb 21
Session Venue

Session 7A (Venue: Stock&Trade)

Registrations Takedown Policies and Case Studies


Session 7B (Venue: Wool)

Security: The House of Repelled Cyber Threats (Part I)
This experimental session will take its participants out of the regular conference environment to the premises of a local cybersecurity establishment (TBC) to meet with local experts for detailed discussions and a sneak peek into its operational practices (the number of participants in the session may be limited and come under the first come, first served rule-TBC).

10:30-10:40 Technical Break -

Session 8A (Venue: Stock&Trade)

Domains Names Valuation: Fundamentals and Practices
Rarely the question is asked, how to assess a domain’s value. Some members are working on a magic formula, while others tackle the matter intuitively. Either way, the time has come to discuss the economics of domain names and share some practices in this respect.


  • Kalin Karakehayov, Seo Domains

Session 8B (Venue: Wool)

Security: The House of Repelled Cyber Threats (Part II)

11:40-12:00 Coffee Break -

The APTLD Members Annual General Meeting (Part 1)

At the meeting (open to the Ordinary Members only ), the community will:

  • Approve nominations of the ascending Board members
  • Endorse the Board Chair Report for 2019
  • Approve the 2019 APTLD accounts
  • Discuss other matters of general concern

13:30-14:30 Lunch -

The APTLD Members Annual General Meeting (Part 2)

At the meeting (open to the Ordinary Members only ), the community will discuss the future of APTLD.

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break -

Concluding Session


  • Fellows’ Reports and Takeaways
  • Chair’s concluding remarks and closure of the Meeting
  • Housekeeping announcements

Board Retreat

Day 3. Feb 22

Members' Networking Event

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