Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council - 15 June 2023



  • Leif Sawyer, Chair (LS)
  • Doug Camin (DC)
  • Andrew Dul (AD)
  • Gerry George (GG)
  • Brian Jones (BJ)
  • Kendrick Knowles (KK)
  • Anita Nikolich (AN)
  • Gus Reese (GR)
  • Chris Tacit (CT)
  • Alicia Trotman (AT)
  • Matthew Wilder (MW)
  • Chris Woodfield (CW)

ARIN Staff:

  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Eddie Diego, (ED) Policy Analyst
  • Jenny Fulmer, (JF) Staff Attorney
  • Therese Simcox, Sr. E.A. and Scribe

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. ET. He acknowledged regrets from KH, AP, and AW.

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)

Please note: In May AC Minutes, the motion to approve the April AC Minutes reflected an incorrect date of ‘18 April 2023’. This was an error in the motion only. The motion should have read: “The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 19 April 2023, as written.”

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 18 May 2023, revising the motion to approve the April Minutes to correctly reflect the date as ‘19 April 2023’.”

The Chair called for comments. There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

4. Policies for Board Adoption.

Provided as in informational item. The following policies are currently in review by Board for adoption and will be addressed at the Board’s next meeting.

  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN 2021-8: Deprecation of the ‘Autonomous System Originations’ field
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN 2022-2: Remove Barrier to BGP Uptake in ASN Policy
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN 2022-3: Remove Officer Attestation Requirement for 8.5.5
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2022-4: Clean-up of NRPM Sections 2.1 and 2.2
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2022-5: Clean-up of NRPM Section 2.11
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN 2022-8: Streamlining Section 11 Policy Language

CW stated that this policy was moved to ‘last call’ in April and there have been no additional comments on the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML).

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council, having completed a successful policy development process for ‘Recommended Draft Policy ARIN 2022-11: Clean-up of NRPM – Introduction of Section 2.17’, recommends it to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption.”

The Chair called for discussion. CW corrected his statement noting that there were four comments following last call: one opposed from someone who was opposed from initial adoption of the draft policy, and three in favor on the PPML. MW added that the opposed was not different than what the person had raised initially, and the matter was addressed at the microphone at ARIN 51.

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

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

The Chair, policy shepherd, stated that he and DC have been working on editing the text per community feedback, and they will review once more next week. They will then request a new staff and legal review based on the changes made to the text.

7. Draft Policy ARIN 2023-1 Retire Slow Start.

BJ stated that there has been no change from the last meeting to this policy. The policy shepherds continue to monitor feedback from the community. He noted that KH has received positive feedback at NANOG that is in favor of retiring the section as proposed.

8. ARIN-prop-320: /26 initial IPv4 allocation for IXPs.

MW stated that he met with GR and reviewed the proposed text finding a clear problem statement that maps to the text. They found the proposal to be in scope. MW noted the author, CW, let him know that there are minor edits to be added.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council accepts ‘ARIN-prop-320: /26 initial IPv4 allocation for IXPs’, as a Draft Policy.”

The Chair called for discussion. CW, proposal author, stated that this proposal mirrors a proposal that has gone through the RIPE NCC Address Policy Working Group, which was presented at the last RIPE meeting; and there was support for adoption of the policy. This proposal references the legwork done by RIPE NCC. CW stated he has made edits to this proposal on the AC’s Wiki, and it is the most current version.

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

9. ARIN-prop-321: Amendment of the Waitlist Agreement to Include a Restriction on Leasing.

CT stated that this policy constitutes a minor amendment to current policy. He noted is it clear and in scope; and he and GG, as policy shepherds, have met and discussed the proposal.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council accepts ‘ARIN-prop-321: Amendment of the Waitlist Agreement to Include a Restriction on Leasing’ as a Draft Policy.”

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

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

10. ARIN-prop-322: Modernization of Registration Requirements.

AN stated that she and AT have looked at the text but have not made progress due to scheduling conflicts. They will be reviewing the text before the next meeting and anticipate potentially moving it forward to draft policy status at that time.

11. ARIN AC Working Groups

  • Number Resource Policy Manual Working Group (NRPM WG) Update. CT stated that the WG continues to work on Section 4, and in the meantime they have put forward prop-322. CT thanked MW for writing the proposal and submitting it for consideration.

  • Policy Experience Report Working Group (PER WG) Update. CW stated that the WG has action items based on the last PER, and it is in the process of potentially drafting new policy based on the report. Work is ongoing.

12. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business.

  • Changes in Employment and Affiliation. BJ stated that he is now a member of the ARIN Nomination Committee.

13. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:22 p.m. ET. CW moved to adjourn, seconded by CT. The meeting adjourned with no objections.