Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council - 16 July 2020

via Teleconference

Draft Minutes

These minutes are DRAFT. They have been reviewed by the ARIN Advisory Council prior to posting. These minutes will remain draft until they are reviewed and approved by the ARIN Advisory Council at their next regularly scheduled meeting.

Attendees:

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

ARIN Staff:

  • Michael Abejuela, (MA) Deputy General Counsel
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Sean Hopkins, (SH) Policy Analyst
  • Richard Jimmerson, (COO) Chief Operating Officer
  • Lisa Liedel, (LL) Director - Registration Services
  • Therese Simcox, Scribe
  • John Sweeting, (CCO) Chief Customer Officer

ARIN General Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan, Esq.

Regrets:

  • Kerrie Richards
  • Alison Wood
  • Chris Woodfield

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. EDT. The presence of a quorum was noted.

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 AD, that:

“The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 18 June 2020, as written.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

KH stated that the Last Call period ended July 8th, with no negative comments. The policy has completed a successful Policy Development Process (PDP).

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council, having completed a successful policy development process for ‘Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-1: Clarify Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements’, recommends it to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with all in favor, via roll call vote.

RS apologized for his delay with this policy, and stated that the updated draft text has been posted to the AC’s Wiki and sent to the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) for community feedback. He stated his intention is to move it to Last Call at the next AC meeting.

JP stated that when the Last Call period ended on July 8th this policy had no negative comments and one positive comment received.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council, having completed a successful policy development process for ‘Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-12: M&A Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion’, recommends it to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with all in favor, via roll call vote.

AD stated that there were no negative comments received during the Last Call period.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council, having completed a successful policy development process for ‘Recommended 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)’, recommends it to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with all in favor, via roll call vote.

OD stated that there were generally positive comments received throughout the process, but no comments at all were received during the Last Call period.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council, having completed a successful policy development process for ‘Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-21: Reserved Pool Replenishment’, recommends it to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with all in favor, via roll call vote.

9. Draft Policy ARIN 2020-1: Clarify Holding Period for Resources Received via 4.1.8 Waitlist

CT stated that a clean staff and legal review had been received. Sufficient support was shown at ARIN 45 and there has been no additional discussion of the policy on the PPML.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council moves ‘Draft Policy ARIN 2020-1: Clarify Holding Period for Resources Received via 4.1.8 Waitlist’ to Recommended Draft Policy status.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with all in favor, via roll call vote.

10. Draft Policy ARIN 2020-2: Grandfathering of Organizations Removed from Waitlist by Implementation of ARIN-2019-16

AM stated that there were no changes to the policy at this time. There has been recent discussion on the PPML which resulted in many differing opinions and there is no consensus. AM stated that she and AN are reviewing the comments to find any one direction. AM stated she will post to the PPML again for further comments and try to work either on new language or decide to continue with what is written.

The Chair asked AM how many opinions resulted from the PPML discussion. AN replied it was between 6 to 8 different people. The Chair suggested pooling the options and narrowing them down to see consensus can be gained. AM agreed. The Chair acknowledged this was a challenging policy.

11. Draft Policy ARIN 2020-3: IPv6 Nano Allocations

AD stated that, since the last AC meeting, updates have been made to the policy and posted to the PPML. A staff and legal review has been received. AD noted that the PPML discussion has shown positive comments.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council moves ‘Draft Policy ARIN 2020-3: IPv6 Nano Allocations’ to Recommended Draft Policy status.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with all in favor, via roll call vote.

12. ARIN-Edit-2020-4: Clarification of Reference to 8.2 in 8.3

AT stated that the community review period has ended, and that a clean staff and legal review has been received.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council advances “ARIN-Edit-2020-4: Clarification of Reference to 8.2 in 8.3” to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with all in favor, via roll call vote.

13. Draft Policy ARIN-2020-5: Clarify and Update Requirements for Allocations to Downstream Customers

KH stated that there have not been many comments on PPML. She posted questions to the PPML today to ask if there were any operational issues, as the language had changed. KH noted that a suggestion was made specifically with regard to the reference of BGP, to change that to possibly ‘border gateway of choice’, so as not to push a specific technology. KH stated she agreed with the suggestion; but, currently there is no change and she awaits feedback. OD noted that he had sent the suggestion with regard to border protocol.

14. Draft Policy ARIN-2020-6: Allowance for IPv4 Allocation “Swap” Transactions via 8.3 Specified Transfers and 8.4 Inter-RIR Transfers

OD stated that there were no changes at this time. He requested a staff and legal review and will await the results. The Chair acknowledged the request and stated that she will submit it.

15. Draft Policy ARIN-2020-7: 4.4 gTLD Micro-Allocation Clarification

AT stated that this text initially began as an editorial change. Comments from the PPML noted outdated language, and that a rewrite was required. AT stated she will speak with the authors to consider abandoning this specific policy, or to rewrite it. She stated that the AC’s thoughts would be appreciated as the authors of the policy are part of a working group of the AC.

The Chair stated that the entire AC can contribute and can all be authors at this point. The Policy Shepherds have the pen and can choose to move forward or not. AT stated asked the AC if it they thought it should be rewritten or abandoned.

OD stated that given that the entire section, which this attempts to edit, has become overtaken by events, it would make sense to either come up with a separate proposal or to modify it accordingly. If we decide to abandon the policy, it would be courteous to ask the authors first before doing so. JP agreed stating that it would be nice to have the ask, if a new proposal is to be written.

The Chair agreed that the authors should be consulted.

RS stated that it would be nice to keep it as an editorial change and have consensus for such. TLDs are no longer getting space from the free pool reservation, as such we should allow folks to apply for more than a /20.

The Chair asked AT to reach out to these responding AC members for more information. AT agreed and thanked them.

16. ARIN 46 Meeting Update

The President stated that ARIN 46 will be a virtual meeting, as decided by the ARIN Board. He stated that coordination on the announcement is underway with NANOG, as this was a co-joined meeting. The policy portion of the ARIN 46 Virtual Meeting will now be held the week prior to the original ARIN/NANOG meeting week on Wednesday/Thursday, and will be conducted in similar fashion to the ARIN 45 Virtual Meeting held in June. The President further stated that there will also be an ARIN Members Meeting to be held on the originally scheduled day, Friday 23 October. The Members Meeting will handle organizational reports and election matters, including a Candidate Forum as has been done for Board candidates in the past.

The Chair stated that it would be nice to have a something for AC candidates. The President acknowledged her request, and stated that staff will work on it.

17. AC WG NRPM Clean Up Update

JP stated that the WG has made good progress with consensus on modifications and definitions cleanup. It is as editorial as possible and should be submitted shortly to the AC. CT stated to expect an update within the next few days and provided a brief overview of the editing process to the AC.

18. AC WG PDP Improvements Update

AP stated that updates were received and thanked OD for his comments. She stated the WG is working on further edits and will send them shortly to the AC.

19. AC WG Policy Experience Report Update

As CW was unavailable, AD read an update sent earlier by CW to the AC’s list: Action items from the following PER is complete. We are awaiting a small number of follow-ups, and will decide on action items once available. For tracking purposes, the following draft policy proposals represent the PER-WG’s work product to date:

  • ARIN-2020-5 - Clarify and Update Requirements for Allocations to Downstream Customers
  • ARIN-2020-6 - Allowance for IPv4 Allocation “Swap” Transactions via 8.3 Specified Transfers and 8.4 Inter-RIR Transfers
  • ARIN-2020-7 - 4.4 gTLD micro-allocation clarification

20. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business. The Chair thanked everyone for their hard work.

21. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:43 p.m. EDT. CT moved to adjourn, seconded by RS. The meeting adjourned with no objections.