Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council - 15 December 2022

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

ARIN Staff:

  • Michael Abejuela, (MA) General Counsel
  • Jenny Fulmer, (JF) Staff Attorney
  • Sean Hopkins, (SH) Senior Policy Analyst
  • Richard Jimmerson, (RJ) COO
  • Lisa Liedel, Director, Registration Services
  • Therese Simcox, Scribe, Senior Executive Assistant
  • John Sweeting, (CCO) Chief Customer Officer

Observers:

Newly-elected 2023 Advisory Council Members

  • Doug Camin
  • Gerry George
  • Gus Reese

Regrets:

  • Alison Wood

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. ET. The presence of a quorum was noted. He stated he would be handing the meeting to the Vice Chair shortly, due to his being under the weather. He welcomed everyone to the call.

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 KT, and seconded by MW, that:

“The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 17 November 2022, as written.”

The Chair called for comments. There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

The Chair handed the meeting to the Vice Chair.

AT stated that the policy shepherds are monitoring the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) for comments, and there is no change at this time. This policy will be presented at ARIN 51.

(AD joined at this time 4:08 p.m. ET)

KR stated that there is no change at this time. The shepherds are monitoring the PPML for feedback. She offered to brief the next shepherd chosen for this policy as she will no longer be on the AC. The Vice Chair stated the secondary shepherd would become the primary and that information will be forthcoming in the beginning of new year.

(CW joined at this time 4:10 CW p.m. ET.)

MW stated that there are no updates at this time. The shepherds are monitoring the PPML for comments.

7. Draft Policy 2022-4: Clean-up of NRPM Sections 2.1 and 2.2

KR stated that AW had reached to the community and the feedback received was that the changes made were acceptable. The policy will be presented at ARIN 51.

8. Draft Policy ARIN-2022-5: Clean-up of NRPM Section 2.11.

AQ stated that this policy will fall to AW as the primary shepherd, and they will be meeting tomorrow to discuss any changes. It is intended that the policy move forward at the next AC meeting.

9. Draft Policy ARIN 2022-8: Streamlining Section 11 Policy Language.

CT stated that the policy shepherds are working on revising the language and expect to do so in the new year.

10. ARIN-edit-2022-10: Editorial Clean-up of NRPM Sections 2.4 and 2.5.

AN stated that the review period ended November 26. There was only one comment made, and it was positive.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council, having completed a successful policy development process for ‘ARIN-edit-2022-10: Editorial Clean-up of NRPM Sections 2.4 and 2.5’, recommends it to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

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

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

As a point of order, SH noted someone on the call showing as a ‘conference room’ and confirmed it was Mr. George.

11. Draft Policy ARIN 2022-11: Clean-up of NRPM – Introduction of Sections 2.17 and 2.18.

CW stated there is no update at this time. The shepherds are monitoring the PPML and expect to present the policy at ARIN 51.

12. Draft Policy ARIN 2022-12: Direct Allocation Language Update.

RS stated that the shepherds were unable to connect to make the changes. He will schedule a meeting between them this month before his term is up.

13. Draft Policy ARIN 2022-13: Clean-up of NRPM Section 2.10.

CW stated that the policy language was revised and resubmitted to the PPML incorporating reworded policy language from ARIN 50. He stated that the revised language faired the same as the original language. All comments on the revised language were negative. He noted comments questioned if this was a problem that needed to be solved. Based on this feedback, CW stated his intent to move to abandon the policy.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Councils abandons Draft Policy ARIN 2022-13: Clean-up of NRPM Section 2.10.”

The Vice Chair called for comments. CW offered that, alternatively, the AC could wait to see if there would be feedback from ARIN 51, but he was very doubtful it would be different.

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

The Vice Chair called for a statement of abandonment due to lack of community support from the shepherds.

14. ARIN AC Working Groups

  • Number Resource Policy Manual Working Group (NRPM WG) Update. JP stated that the WG’s last meeting was driven by the departure of half of the WG (himself and RS), the structure to work items and workload, continuity items, and new AC contribution opportunities. He stated that KH contributed ideas for transitions in the new year and about the WGs in the new year. KH stated that the NRPM WG and PER WG will be looking for volunteers in the new year.

  • Policy Development Process Working Group (PDP WG) Update. AP stated that last month they revisited the PDP for a final look, and it is in good shape to move forward.

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

    “The ARIN Advisory Council moves to send the revised Policy Development Process to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

    The Vice Chair called for discussion. The COO thanked the AC stating that they conducted excellent work on this document. This was a big effort. The Board is meeting on Monday, and this is now confirmed for the Board’s agenda.

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

  • Policy Experience Report Working Group (PER WG) Update. The Vice Chair stated that AW had sent an update stating that the WG is gathering feedback from the ARIN 50 meeting regarding waitlist issues.

15. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business.

  • Changes in Employment and Affiliation. The Chair called for any changes from AC members. There were none reported.

  • 2023 AC Vice Chair Election. The Chair explained the process to the AC, noting that if only one candidate is nominated, that person would be elected.

  • Travel Lottery. The Chair stated that once the new Chair is seated, an email on the travel lottery will be sent to the AC. He stated that RIR meetings can always be attended virtually and encouraged members to do so for each RIR.

  • AC Face-to-Face Orientation. The Chair stated that the AC’s in-person meeting will be held on January 27th in New Orleans, LA and details will be forthcoming to the AC.

  • Farewell to Outgoing AC Members. The Chair expressed heartfelt sentiments to the outgoing AC members stating that he was proud to call them his friends and family. He stated this is an amazing body of Council members and the appreciation statements below are not enough of an expression of appreciation. He stated he will miss their faces and voices at the meetings and hoped they will be around to attend and participate in Internet meetings in the future. The Chair stated that AC members were welcome to stay on after adjournment of this meeting to say their farewells.

    The Chair read the following motions for the record:

    Joe Provo

    “The ARIN Advisory Council wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Joe Provo for 6 years of contributions and service to the Council.”

    Alyssa Quinn

    “The ARIN Advisory Council wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Alyssa Quinn for 6 years of contributions and service to the Council.”

    Kerrie Richards

    “The ARIN Advisory Council wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Kerrie Richards for 5 years of contributions and service to the Council.”

    Robert Seastrom

    “The ARIN Advisory Council expresses their sincere gratitude to Rob Seastrom for 19 years of dedication and contributions to the Council. We wish him much success in his new role as an ARIN Board Trustee.”

The motions carried by acclamation.

16. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:35 p.m. ET. MW moved to adjourn, seconded by KR. The meeting adjourned with no objections.