Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council - 25 February 2022

San Diego, CA — Hybrid


  • Leif Sawyer, Chair (LS)
  • Kat Hunter, Vice Chair (KH)
  • Andrew Dul (AD)
  • Brian Jones (BJ)
  • Anita Nikolich (AN)
  • Amy Potter (AP)
  • Joe Provo (JP - via Zoom)
  • Alyssa Quinn (AQ)
  • Kerrie Richards (KR - via Zoom)
  • Rob Seastrom (RS - via Zoom)
  • Chris Tacit (CT)
  • Alicia Trotman (AT - via Zoom)
  • Matthew Wilder (MW)
  • Alison Wood (AW)
  • Chris Woodfield (CW)

ARIN Staff:

  • Michael Abejuela, (MA) General Counsel
  • John Curran, (JC) President and CEO
  • Sean Hopkins, (SH) Senior Policy Analyst
  • John Sweeting, (CCO) Chief Customer Officer


  • Bill Sandiford, Chair - ARIN Board of Trustees

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 3:42 p.m. PT. The presence of a quorum was noted. The Chair welcomed everyone to the Advisory Council’s first face-to-face meeting of the year.

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 MW, and seconded by AP, that:

“The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 20 January 2021, as written.”

The Chair called for comments. There were no comments.

The motion carried with 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 the policy shepherds have no changes at this time and are planning to take the draft policy to the ARIN 49 Public Policy Meeting as written. The Chair called for any further comments. There were none.

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

CT stated that the policy shepherds had incorporated the staff and legal review comments into the text and will work with RS and JP to incorporate updated ASN language as previously discussed.

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

AQ stated that the staff and legal review comments had been incorporated into the text, and the revised version will go out to the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) for discussion.

It was moved by AQ, and seconded by AW, 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. ARIN-edit-2021-5: Update ISP and End User References For 2022 Fee Schedule.

JP stated that no substantive feedback had come in during the review period.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council advances ‘ARIN-edit-2021-5: Update ISP and End User References For 2022 Fee Schedule’ to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

The Chair called for comments.

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

8. Draft Policy ARIN-2021-6: Remove Circuit Requirement.

AD stated that work has been done on the text and it is now ready. The text has substantive changes that are in the spirit of the policy text and of the intent of the author. The draft policy has also been retitled “Permit IPv4 Leased Addresses for Purposes of Determining Utilization for Future Allocations” and should be published alongside the AC’s meeting decisions.

9. Draft Policy ARIN 2021-7: Make Abuse Contact Useful.

AP stated that the revised draft will go to PPML shortly. She requested a staff and legal review. The Chair acknowledged the request and called for discussion. There were no comments.

10. Draft Policy ARIN 2021-8: Deprecation of the ‘Autonomous System Originations’ field

AT stated that policy shepherds have made small updates removing the author’s comments, and that no further action is needed at this time.

11. ARIN-prop-305: Editorial Clean-up of NRPM Section 2.

AW stated that based on feedback from the AC, the community, from meeting with NRPM WG, more edits and draft policies are to come regarding this proposal.

12. ARIN-prop-306: MDN Clarification for Qualification.

CW stated that the policy shepherds have reviewed the text, and a few clarifying questions have been asked and answered. He stated that there is a clear problem statement, and the text is in scope of the Policy Development Process (PDP).

It was moved by CW, and seconded by BJ, that:

“The ARIN Advisory Council accepts ‘ARIN-prop-306: MDN Clarification for Qualification’ as a Draft Policy.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

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

13. ARIN AC Working Groups

  • Number Resource Policy Manual Working Group (NRPM WG) Update. JP stated that the WG devoted time working with the policy shepherds for ARIN-prop-305, and more policy work is coming. He stated that Section 6 work is also kicking off thanks to MW, and additional work streams regarding fee language and other minor changes are in line to follow. The WG is also waiting for more NRPM changes to be implemented prior to continuing with large projects.

  • Policy Development Process Working Group (PDP WG) Update. . AP stated that the WG has received feedback from the President upon his review of the draft PDP, and they will be implementing changes accordingly before proceeding.

  • Policy Experience Report Working Group (PER WG) Update. AW stated that the WG will be evaluating the latest PER as delivered by staff and will be setting a meeting soon to discuss actions.

14. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business items.

  • Changes in AC Member Affiliation or Employment. No changes were reported.

15. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 3:59 p.m. PT. CW moved to adjourn, seconded by AW. The meeting adjourned with no objections.