Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council - 24 January 2020

Miami, Florida

Note: Relevant exhibits from the 24 January 2020 Advisory Council workshop are included below the meeting minutes.


  • Tina Morris, Chair (TM)
  • Owen DeLong (OD)
  • Andrew Dul (AD)
  • Kat Hunter (KH)
  • Alyssa Moore (AM)
  • Anita Nikolich (AN)
  • Amy Potter (AP)
  • Joe Provo (JP)
  • Kerrie Richards (KR)
  • Leif Sawyer (LS)
  • Rob Seastrom (RS)
  • Chris Tacit (CT)
  • Alicia Trotman (AT)
  • Alison Wood (AW)
  • Chris Woodfield (CW)


  • Sean Hopkins

ARIN Staff:

  • Michael Abejuela, (MA) Associate General Counsel
  • Sean Hopkins, (SH) Policy Analyst
  • Richard Jimmerson, (COO) Chief Operating Officer
  • Lisa Liedel, (LL) Director - Registration Services
  • John Sweeting, (CCO) Chief Customer Officer

ARIN General Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan, Esq.

ARIN Board Observers:

  • Paul Andersen, Chair
  • Dan Alexander, Trustee
  • Nancy Carter, Treasurer
  • Peter Harrison, Trustee
  • Catherine Middleton, Trustee
  • Bill Sandiford, Vice-Chair

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m. EST. The presence of a quorum was noted. The Chair welcomed the Council and the observers from the ARIN Board to the first AC meeting of 2020. She welcomed new AC member Anita Nikolich to the Council.

2. Agenda Review

The Chair reviewed the agenda with the Council and called for any comments. There were no comments.

3. Approval of the Minutes

It was moved by OD, and seconded by KR, that:

“The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 19 December 2019, as written.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

AM stated that the Draft Policy had completed the last call period, and received no further discussion.

It was moved by AM, and seconded by CT, that:

“The ARIN Advisory Council advances ‘Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2018-6: Clarify Reassignment Requirements in’ to the Board of Trustees for Review.

The Chair called for discussion. There were no further comments.

The motion carried unanimously, via roll call vote.

KH stated that the policy had been revised and staff and legal review has been requested. Once it is ready, the policy text will be re-posted to the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML). OD asked if there were substantive changes made. CW stated that the staff and legal review will likely determine whether or not revisions were editorial in nature.

KR stated that some wordsmithing has been performed, and upon review by RS and David Farmer, the policy text would likely see an official revision by the AC’s next meeting. The Chair encouraged KR to reach out to any resource, but to keep confidentiality in mind when engaging with non-Council members.

JP stated that the text presented at ARIN 44 triggered discussions that have led to revisions. Staff is posting the revisions to the PPML prior to obtaining a refreshed staff and legal review.

8. Draft Policy ARIN-2019-19: Require IPv6 Before Receiving Section 8 IPv4 Transfers

AD stated that he had posted some ideas after the new year to the PPML, in an effort to find middle ground between those who supported the text and those opposed. He stated that the idea of changing requirements specific to waitlist recipients was not well received, and that there was no overall support for the text.

It was moved by AD, and seconded by OD, that:

“The ARIN Advisory Council abandons ‘Draft Policy ARIN-2019-19: Require IPv6 Before Receiving Section 8 IPv4 Transfers‘.

The Chair called for discussion. There were no further comments.

The motion carried unanimously, via roll call vote.

9. Draft Policy ARIN-2019-20: Harmonization of Maximum Allocation Requirements under Sections 4.1.8 (ARIN Waitlist) and 4.2.2 (Initial Allocation to ISPs)

CW stated that a recent revision was posted to the PPML and that the response has been fairly positive. He noted that the perception is that this text is a ‘no-op’, but is still clarifying and helpful. CW further stated that a staff and legal review is underway, with his goal being to move the policy to recommended draft status at the AC’s next meeting.

10. Draft Policy ARIN-2019-21: Reserved Pool Replenishment

OD stated that the PPML has been quiet to date, but prior conversations were positive and he believes that the policy is ready for a staff and legal review. The Chair requested a staff and legal review and SH acknowledged.

AD asked if it was likely that addresses in the current pools would be removed by this policy. OD stated that addresses currently in the pool would remain there. JP believed that the language of the policy seems specific on directing the replenishment of the current pool.

11. ARIN-Prop-282: Grandfathering of Organizations Removed from Waitlist by Implementation of ARIN-2019-16.

AM stated that she and AN will consult with the author to clarify the problem statement, and go from there in terms of advancing this proposal to draft policy status.

12. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business. She stated that AD would need to draft an abandonment statement for PPML. AD acknowledged. There were no further comments.

13. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 2:19 p.m. EST. OD moved to adjourn, seconded by RS. The meeting adjourned with no objections.