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Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

Thursday, 25 May 2006



  • Ron da Silva (RD), Chair 
  • Alec Peterson (AP), Vice Chair
  • Dan Alexander (DA)
  • Paul Andersen (PA)
  • Cathy Aronson (CJA)
  • Mark Kosters (MK)
  • Matt Pounsett (MP)
  • Lea Roberts (LR) 
  • Alex Rubenstein (AR)
  • Stacy Taylor (ST)         

ARIN Staff:

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

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen Ryan


  • Marla Azinger
  • Robert Seastrom
  • Suzanne Woolf


  • Leo Bicknell
  • Bill Darte

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. EDT.  It was acknowledged that the Chair was not present at this time. The Vice Chair established quorum via roll call.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Vice Chair called for any comments on the Agenda. There were no comments.

3. Approval of the Minutes

ST moved that:
"The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of April 11, 2006 as written."
This was seconded by PA.  Hearing no objections, the motion carried unanimously.

MP moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of April 20, 2006 as written."

This was seconded by LR.  Hearing no objections, the motion carried unanimously.

4. Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy

PA stated that the author is working to make sure the proposal relates specifically to WHOIS. The Vice Chair called for any other comments. There were no further comments.

5. Policy Proposal 2006-2: Micro-Allocations for Internal Infrastructure

ST stated that the author is separating out the part of the proposal that addresses the clarification of the existing Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) text, and have policy itself address micro-Allocations for internal infrastructure. ST stated she is working on this, and will submit the revisions to the author and then post the text to the PPML so that the policy proposal can re-enter the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP). ST stated the revisions will be accomplished by early June. The Vice Chair called for any other comments. There were no further comments.

The Chair joined the call at this time (4:10 pm EDT).  The Vice Chair explained to him that he had been chairing the meeting and offered that task back to the Chair.  The Chair felt the Vice Chair was doing a fine job and requested the Vice Chair to continue chairing the meeting.

6. Policy Proposal 2006-3: Capturing Originations in Templates

MK stated that there was no new status to report at this time and that work is in progress.

7. Policy Proposal 2006-6: Bulk WHOIS Agreement Expiration Clarification

When the AC accepted this proposal, they also forwarded it to the ARIN Board for a recommendation from the Board. At the Board's meeting of May 9, 2006, Bill Woodcock, as the author, suggested he withdraw the proposal from the policy proposal process after ARIN staff has worked with him to resolve the issue.  It was the sense of the Board that this is not a public policy matter, and the course of action suggested by Bill Woodcock should be taken.

RP stated that it is now a matter of working out a practice statement, and once Bill is happy with the statement, he will withdraw the proposal.

It was the sense of the AC that no action is required on their part.

8. Policy Proposal Name: Recommended v6 Aggregation Practices

ST moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council, having reviewed the proposed policy entitled ‘Recommended v6 Aggregation Practices', accepts the text as submitted by the author as a formal policy proposal; and, requests the President assign it a formal policy proposal number."

This was seconded by LR.  The Vice Chair asked the AC if they felt aggregation practices belonged in a policy proposal.  After lengthy discussion, it was the sense of the AC that aggregation practices did not belong in a policy proposal.

ST suggested amending the motion, and moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council does not accept the proposed policy entitled ‘Recommended v6 Aggregation Practices' as a policy proposal."

This was seconded by CJA.  The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

Vice Chair reiterated that it was the sense of the AC that the proposed policy does not belong in NRPM.  RP suggested that one member of the AC provide a statement to accompany the announcement. AR volunteered to do so.

9. Policy Proposal Name: Requirement for Reasonable Contract Terms

Advice of counsel was provided to the AC.

PA moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council, having reviewed the proposed policy entitled ‘Requirement for Reasonable Contract Terms', does not accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal, and recommends that the ARIN President refer the matter to the ARIN Board of Trustees".

This was seconded by ST.  The Vice Chair called for discussion. MK stated he felt that this should be discussed by the members of ARIN. The Vice Chair called for any other comments. There were no other comments.

The motion carried with 9 in favor, and 1 against (MK).

10. Update to Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) Language

The NRPM language needs to be updated due to the implementation of Policy Proposal 2005-1, and 2005-8. ARIN staff will be sending changes to the AC to consider at their next meeting in June.

LR asked RP about removing the other practices issue from the v6 policy. RP stated that the AC needs to have a discussion and decide how to proceed, analyzing the policy in this area, and make a careful determination of practices. Then, the AC can craft a proposal to the community; or, the AC can look at it and refer it to the Board recommending they submit it to the community as a policy proposal matter or remove the practices from the manual.

11. Board Ratification of Policy Proposals

At their meeting of May 9 2006, the Board of Trustees adopted the following proposals:

  • Policy Proposal 2005-1: Provider-Independent IPv6 Assignments for End Sites.
  • Policy Proposal 2005-8: Proposal to Amend ARIN IPv6 Assignment and Utilization Requirement.
  • Policy Proposal 2005-9: 4-Byte AS Number.

  RP provided an implementation update stating that Policy Proposal 2005-9 is being implemented in accordance with the proposal's timeline. Policy Proposal 2005-1 and 2005-8 implementation milestones are being put together, with actions being taken with regard to the NRPM, in Registration Services, and in Engineering. Implementation is scheduled occur within 90 days from the 31st of May.

12. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business. MP asked how to begin discussion of potentially removing practices from the NRPM.  RP suggested the AC form a small team to undertake the analysis, and discuss recommendations at their meeting in June. The Vice Chair stated a list of suggestions would be helpful. LR, MP, and PA volunteered to come up with the list for the June meeting.

13. Adjournment

The Chair moved a motion to adjourn at 4:40 p.m. EDT and this was seconded by ST. The motion carried unanimously.

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