Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council - 16 September 2021

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:

  • Leif Sawyer, Chair (LS)
  • Andrew Dul (AD)
  • Gary Giesen (GG)
  • Kat Hunter, Vice Chair (KH)
  • Anita Nikolich (AN)
  • Amy Potter (AP)
  • Joe Provo (JP)
  • Alyssa Quinn (AQ)
  • Kerrie Richards (KR)
  • Rob Seastrom (RS)
  • Chris Tacit (CT)
  • Matthew Wilder (MW)

ARIN Staff:

  • Michael Abejuela, (MA) General Counsel
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Jenny Fulmer, (JF) Staff Counsel
  • Sean Hopkins, (SH) Senior Policy Analyst
  • Richard Jimmerson, (COO), Chief Operating Officer
  • Lisa Liedel, (LL) Director, Registration Services
  • Thérèse Simcox, Sr. Executive Assistant, Scribe
  • John Sweeting, (CCO) Chief Customer Officer

Regrets:

  • Alicia Trotman (AT)
  • Alison Wood (AW)

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. ET. The presence of a quorum was noted. The Chair acknowledged regrets from AT and AW. He noted that CT would be delayed.

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

(Exhibit A)

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 19 August 2021, as written.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with all in favor and no objections.

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

RS stated that he posted a request to the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML). He stated that Chris Woodfield provided wordsmithing edits, and there were two posts indicating no controls wanted. RS noted that after wordsmithing edits are made, the language will be re-posted to PPML for comments. The Chair stated that based on the number of changes, the text should go through a new staff and legal review. RS stated he would do so after the changes are made, and the language is finalized.

CT joined the call at this time 4:12 p.m. ET.

5. Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-9: Section 8 Editorial Clean-up.

KR stated that the community review ended on the 26th of August and all edits have been made that were received.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council, having completed a successful policy development process for ‘Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-9: Section 8 Editorial Clean-up’, recommends it to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

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

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

6. Draft Policy ARIN-2021-2: Special Use IPv4 Space Out of Scope for Purposes of Determining Waitlist Eligibility.

KR stated that the staff and legal review was completed last month. The draft policy was finalized to ensure it was ready in time for presenting at ARIN 48. She noted that the PPML contained some positive feedback. The conformance statement will follow in 24 hours if the motion is passed.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council moves ‘Draft Policy ARIN-2021-2: Special Use IPv4 Space Out of Scope for Purposes of Determining Waitlist Eligibility’ 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.

7. Draft Policy ARIN-2021-3: Private AS Number and Unique Routing Policy Clarifications.

CT stated that there were no changes to discuss at this time.

8. Draft Policy ARIN-2021-4: Clarifications to Sections 8.3, 8.4 and 8.5.6.

AQ provided the history on this policy stating that this policy was pulled out of a larger editorial change when it was found from PPML comments that it contained non-editorial, material changes. She noted there are no further changes to this policy and asked if it will it be presented at ARIN 48. SH confirmed it would be presented, as it is in draft policy status. AQ stated that she does not believe there will be much discussion but that she will plan on presenting it.

9. ARIN-prop-300: Update ISP and End User References For 2022 Fee Schedule.

JP stated that the proposal is within scope and has a clear problem statement.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council accepts ‘ARIN-prop-300: Update ISP and End User References For 2022 Fee Schedule’ as a Draft Policy.”

The Chair called for discussion. AQ asked for a brief overview. JP explained that the proposal attempts to address the variance in language between ‘ISP’ and ‘end-user’ given the ARIN fee realignment. He noted that KH is the author, and it has an implementation date. KH stated it was interesting to add something that did not impact fees but was in response to fee changes. She noted that ‘ISP’ is specifically listed out in the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM), but it no longer matters since the fee change has been made, and ISPs and end users are treated the same. This proposal changes references from ‘ISP’ to ‘end-user and ISP’ in the same verbiage. KH stated that the fee changes go into effect in January 2022, and it will be a problem if policy is not crafted beforehand.

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

10. ARIN AC Working Groups

  • Number Resource Policy Manual Working Group (NRPM WG) Update. JP stated that the WG is working on divisions of labor with the new members of the WG and on tracking work to better communicate to the AC. He noted that the definitions updates are in edit mode and in discussion. There has been no progress on sections 6 and 12 but he expects to begin working on them next month. The WG is also looking at working on ‘plain language’ policy assessments to be more accessible to the membership.

  • Policy Development Process Working Group (PDP WG) Update. AP stated that they finished the draft of the PDP and submitted it for staff and legal review. Staff had requests for a supplementary document and the first third is under review. The remaining 2/3rds will be out to the community by the ARIN 48 meeting.

  • Policy Experience Report Working Group (PER WG) Update. The Chair stated that AW was unavailable but noted there will not be a new PER until after ARIN 48.

11. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business. The Chair noted that proposal 301 has been withdrawn.

  • ARIN-prop-302: Remove Circuit Requirement. MW stated that he and AD reviewed the text, and it is within scope and has a clear problem statement.

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

    “The ARIN Advisory Council accepts ‘ARIN-prop-302: Remove Circuit Requirement’ as a Draft Policy.”

    The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

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

  • Registrations for Meetings. The Chair reminded the AC that there are RIR meetings planned through year-end and to please register for their virtual programs in time.

  • ARIN 48 Dates. The Chair went over the dates: 19 and 20 October are the virtual ARIN 48 Public Policy Meeting dates. Expressions of community support for policy will be on 21 October, and Election Forum will be on 28 October. He noted that the recommended draft policy text freeze date is 19 September; and that the staff and legal review deadline had passed. SH further mentioned that the ARIN Members Meeting hybrid event is in Minneapolis, MN on November 4.

  • Changes in AC Member Affiliation or Employment. None reported.

  • AC Unavailability. The Chair reminded AC members to ensure they let the group know when they will be away from email for any significant amount of time to stave off delays in new work assignments.

    JP stated that he would be away until 4 October and would have some access to AC-related material but may be delayed in responding. MW stated that he would be away until 21 October and will be online for the ARIN meeting. He further stated that he would be in transit for the AC’s meeting on 21 October and may not be available.

  • COVID and ARIN 48 in November. RS asked about ARIN’s Covid strategies for the in-person meeting. He noted NANOG’s strategy and asked if ARIN expected to change its strategy to be similarly more stringent.

    The President responded that ARIN is following the recommended public health official’s guidance for its office and for its events, as ARIN does not have medical professionals, nor does it formulate medical advice. He noted that the City of Minneapolis (ARIN 48 Meeting location) allows meetings to be held but does not have a vaccination requirement at present. He noted that attendees are informed that those who are also attending NANOG 83 need to meet NANOG’s Travel + Safety section requirements. ARIN is monitoring the city and state guidelines for its meeting and will update requirements for attendees if new guidance is issued. The President stated that ARIN is not expecting to change this strategy of following official public health guidance.

12. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:40 p.m. ET. CT moved to adjourn, seconded by RS. The meeting adjourned with no objections.