Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council - 26 January 2024

Honolulu, HI


  • Kat Hunter, Chair (KH)
  • Matthew Wilder, Vice Chair (MW)
  • Doug Camin (DC)
  • Matthew Gamble (MG) (virtual)
  • Gerry George (GG)
  • Elizabeth Goodson (EG)
  • Brian Jones (BJ)
  • Kendrick Knowles (KK)
  • Kaitlyn Pellak (KP)
  • Gus Reese (GR)
  • Leif Sawyer (LS)
  • Daniel Schatte (DS)
  • Alicia Trotman (AT)
  • Alison Wood (AW)
  • Chris Woodfield (CW)

ARIN Staff:

  • Michael Abejuela, General Counsel
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Eddie Diego, Policy Analyst
  • Jenny Fulmer, Staff Attorney
  • Richard Jimmerson, COO
  • Lisa Liedel, Director, Registration Services (via Zoom)
  • John Sweeting, Chief Customer Officer
  • Alyssa Arceneaux, Exec. Coord./Scribe


  • Dan Alexander, Board Trustee
  • Tina Morris, Board Trustee

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 3:27 p.m. HST. The presence of a quorum was noted. She welcomed all in-person, remote AC participants and Observers to the meeting.

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)

The Chair noted that the minutes had been posted via email to the AC for review.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 21 December 2023, as written.”

The Chair called for comments. There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

4. Draft Policy ARIN 2022-12: Direct Assignment Language Update.

DC stated that there are no new developments or policy changes, but the policy shepherds have been soliciting new feedback and will be updating the Council at the next meeting. They will also post updated text to the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) for feedback.

BJ stated that this policy was presented at ARIN 52 and was then moved to recommended draft policy status. The shepherds intend to present it at ARIN 53 and move it to a last call period following the meeting.

AT stated that based on PPML comments to update the language, the terminology of SWIP and Whois should be changed to ‘directory services’ or ‘registry services’ as the language could affect other parts of the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).

AW stated that there are no changes to the policy, and it will be presented at ARIN 53.

8. ARIN-2023-6: ARIN Waitlist Qualification.

AT stated that she will be requesting a staff and legal review for this policy.

9. ARIN-2023-7: Clarification of NRPM Sections 4.5 and 6.11 Multiple Discrete Networks

CW stated he will be requesting a staff and legal review with the specific question of whether this policy can be viewed as an editorial policy. If so, he will recast it as such. If there are no other issues, he will move it to recommended draft policy status at the next meeting.

10. Draft Policy ARIN-2023-8: Reduce 4.1.8 Maximum Allocation.

GG stated there was a typographical error in the policy and he will correct it with the author. Once corrected, he will repost the text to PPML and wait for comments on the usefulness of the policy.

11. ARIN-prop-326: Replace Specified Transfers with Monthly Single-Price Auction.

KK stated that more time is needed and deferred discussion to the next meeting so that he can work with the author and staff can see any new edits.

12. ARIN-prop-328: Definition of Organization ID (Org ID).

GR stated that the shepherds reviewed the policy and found it to be clear, in scope, and technically sound.

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

“The ARIN Advisory Council accepts ‘ARIN-prop-328: Definition of Organization ID (Org ID)’, 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. The Chair noted that neither of the working groups have had the availability to meet yet this year. Given that there are new members on the AC and the amount of work that has been done on the NRPM, the NRPM WG will take the year off.

  • Policy Experience Report Working Group (PER WG) Update. The Chair stated that BJ will be joining AW on this WG. AW will act as Chair the WG, and she is currently accepting volunteers - please email AW if interested.

14. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business items.

  • Changes in Employment and Affiliation. None reported.

  • Changes to AC Standing Rules. The Chair asked the Council if they had any questions on their amended Standing Rules from their discussion during their workshop. There were no comments.

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

    “The ARIN Advisory Council forwards their Standing Rules, as amended, to the ARIN Board of Trustees for approval.”

    The motion carried unanimously, via roll call vote.

  • Public Speaking Training Session. The Chair reminded the Council that a public speaking training session will be provided to the AC directly following the February AC teleconference on Thursday, February 15 via Zoom. Please remember to block two hours for this meeting from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

  • ARIN 53 Reminder.

    • Table Topics. The Chair stated that ARIN staff has requested table topics for ARIN 53.
    • Travel Plans. The COO reminded the AC to book travel sooner rather than later due to the limited options for flights.
    • Mentors for ARIN 53 Fellows. The Chair reminded the AC that volunteers from the AC are needed to serve as mentors to Fellows attending ARIN 53 and encouraged them to do so.

15. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 3:43 p.m. HST. LS moved to adjourn, seconded by AW. The meeting adjourned with no objections.