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Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

Thursday, 17 November 2005
Teleconference

Minutes

Attendees:

  • Alec Peterson (AP), Acting Chair
  • Paul Andersen (PA)
  • Marla Azinger (MA)
  • Bill Darte (BD)
  • Andrew Dul (AD)
  • Mark Kosters (MK)
  • Lea Roberts (LR)
  • Alex Rubenstein (AR)
  • Robert Seastrom (RS)
  • Suzanne Woolf (SW)

ARIN Staff:

  • Einar Bohlin (EB), Policy Analyst
  • Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary
  • Nate Davis (ND), Director of Operations
  • Ray Plzak (RP), President & CEO

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen Ryan (SR)

Observers:

  • Dan Alexander
  • Matt Pounsett

Apologies:

  • Cathy Aronson
  • John Sweeting
  • Ron da Silva

Absent:

  • Leo Bicknell
  • Stacy Taylor

1. Welcome

The Acting Chair called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. EDT.

The presence of a quorum was noted. It was acknowledged that Dan Alexander and Matt Pounsett were observing, as they were newly elected to the AC; their terms beginning on January 1, 2006. It was further acknowledged that the Chair sent his apologies for being unable to attend this meeting.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Acting Chair called for any comments on this Agenda.

BD requested a discussion on the AC Chair Election procedures. The Acting Chair added this item under AOB.

3. Policy Proposal 2005-4: AFRINIC Recognition Policy

PA moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council, based on comments from stakeholders expressed either at the ARIN XVI Public Policy meeting or on the ARIN public policy mailing list, having reviewed the comments collected during the Last Call period, and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, recommends that the ARIN Board of Trustees adopt Policy Proposal 2005-4: AFRINIC Recognition Policy."

This was seconded by SW. The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments. The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

4. Policy Proposal 2005-5: IPv6 HD Ratio

AD moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council, based on comments from stakeholders expressed either at the ARIN XVI Public Policy meeting or on the ARIN public policy mailing list, having reviewed the comments collected during the Last Call period, and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, recommends that the ARIN Board of Trustees adopt Policy Proposal 2005-5: IPv6 HD Ratio."

This was seconded by LR. The Chair called for any comments. AD stated that he did not recall any comments after the last call announcement on this proposal was posted to the PPML. LR stated that discussion seemed non-controversial even at the ARIN meeting.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call vote. The Acting Chair requested the ARIN President take this proposal to the ARIN Board for ratification. The President agreed.

5. Policy Proposal 2005-7: Rationalize Multi-Homing Definition and Requirement

RS moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council, based on comments from stakeholders expressed either at the ARIN XVI Public Policy meeting or on the ARIN public policy mailing list, having reviewed the comments collected during the Last Call period, and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, recommends that the ARIN Board of Trustees adopt Policy Proposal 2005-7: Rationalize Multi-Homing Definition and Requirement."

This was seconded by MA. The Chair called for any comments. RS stated there had been no discussion on the PPML regarding this proposal after the ARIN meeting.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call vote. The Acting Chair requested the ARIN President take this proposal to the ARIN Board for ratification. The President agreed.

6. Discussion of the AC Travel Lottery

The Acting Chair explained the travel lottery procedure for the newly elected AC members who were observers at this meeting.

7. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business items for discussion.

a. Procedures for Electing the Chair of the ARIN Advisory Council (AC). RP explained the procedure stating that each year, beginning January 1, the AC is a new AC (even if all the members remained the same) because a new election had occurred at the end of the previous year. The Chair is chosen by secret ballot in early January. This allows candidates to express their acceptance or declination for the position. At least two candidates are needed for the position. The President then sends an election voting notice to the AC with instructions on how to access the online process to cast their ballots. RP stated that simple majority prevails, and if there are more than two candidates, the candidate(s) with the least amount of votes will be eliminated. The Vice Chair is appointed by the newly elected Chair.

Due to the AC not meeting again in 2005, the Acting Chair thanked AD and JS (in absentia) for their great work and efforts on the Advisory Council.

The Acting Chair called for any other comments. RP offered to provide a brief summary of the WSIS Summit, as he was there at the time of this call.
He stated that human rights was a great concern at this Summit; that the general prevailing mood was one of success all around but there was some dissatisfaction in the civil society. He stated the new forum is not defined as of yet, and that the NRO statement represents the RIR's desire to have a place within the forum.

Counsel stated it was an interesting event with roughly 13,000 persons in attendance. He stated he had written articles regarding the Summit, and would send them to AC.

The Acting Chair thanked them for the update.

8. Adjournment

The Acting Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:26 p.m. EDT. PA moved to adjourn and this was seconded by RS. The motion carried unanimously.