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Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Wednesday, 05 June 2002
Teleconference

Minutes

Attendees:

  • John Curran, Chairman
  • Scott Bradner, Secretary
  • Lee Howard, Treasurer
  • Bill Manning, Trustee
  • Ray Plzak, President
  • Richard Jimmerson, Director of Operations
  • Dennis Molloy, ARIN Counsel
  • Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary

Chairman of the Board, John Curran, called the meeting to order at 2:06 p.m. EDT. It was acknowledged that David Conrad was absent and the presence of a quorum was noted.

1. Agenda Bashing.

The Chair asked if there were any additions to the agenda. Scott Bradner stated that the issue regarding the presentations given at the recent ITU workshop in Geneva should be discussed. This is added to the minutes as item 6a under Any Other Business.

2. Ratification of Policy Proposal 2001-3, IPv6 Micro-Assignments.

A. Proposed Policy:

ARIN will make micro-allocations to critical infrastructure providers of the Internet, including public exchange points, core DNS service providers (e.g. ICANN-sanctioned root, gTLD, and ccTLD operators) as well as the RIRs and IANA. These allocations will be no longer than a /24 using IPv4 or a /48 using IPv6. Multiple allocations may be granted in certain situations.

Exchange point allocations MUST be allocated from specific blocks reserved only for this purpose. All other micro-allocations WILL be allocated out of other blocks reserved for micro-allocation purposes. ARIN will make a list of these blocks publicly available.

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of two total), ASN, and contact information. ISPs and other organizations receiving these micro-allocations will be charged under the ISP fee schedule, while end users will be charged under the fee schedule for end users. This policy does not preclude exchange point operators from requesting address space under other policies.

B. Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process Actions:

This policy proposal has been discussed on the email lists; consensus was reached at the ARIN IX Public Policy meeting; the Advisory Council recommended adoption of the policy; and the policy underwent a last call on the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (there were no substantive comments).

Motion:

Scott Bradner moved that The ARIN Board of Trustees, based on the recommendation of the Advisory Council and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, adopts Policy Proposal 2001-3, IPv6 Micro-Assignments. The Board notes that this policy proposal includes policy in regards to both IPv4 and IPv6 space and takes the following administrative action:

a. Renames the policy "Micro-Allocation Policy"

b. Moves the current Micro-allocation policy to historical status.

This was seconded by Bill Manning. The Chair asked for any discussion. Scott Bradner stated that Randy Bush had made a comment, but he could not understand its substance. The Chair then stated that he wanted the administrative items completed within 1 year. The Chair called for vote in which the motion passed unanimously.

3. Ratification of Policy Proposal 2001-4, Modifications to the IPv6 Allocation Policies.

Proposed Policy:

The three RIRs have compiled the proposal document dated April 25, 2002, version 2002-4-25, using feedback received from the RIR communities since the publishing of the provisional IPv6 document in 1999. In the interest of maintaining IPv6 policies that are global in scope, ARIN accepts the document with language on initial allocations modified during APNIC 13 and ARIN IX Public Policy Meetings as interim policy with the following specific exceptions:

* Use the concept of license instead of lease.

* There is no implied guarantee of routability.

* The language pertaining to subsequent allocations does not have consensus, but is not deemed imminently applicable.

B. Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process Actions:

This policy proposal has been discussed on the email lists; consensus was reached at the ARIN IX Public Policy meeting; the Advisory Council recommended adoption of the policy; and the policy underwent a last call on the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (there were no substantive comments).

Motion:

Scott Bradner moved that the ARIN Board of Trustees, based on the recommendation of the Advisory Council and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, adopts Policy Proposal 2001-4, Modifications to the IPv6 Allocation Policies. The Board notes that this policy proposal includes a reference to a draft document. The President is directed to review the final published version of this document and report the finding to the Board. Upon review of the finding the Board will take one of the following actions:

a. Return the policy to the membership for further consideration.

b. Direct the President to make the appropriate reference change in the policy statement.

This was seconded by Ray Plzak. The Chair asked that since further actions have been specified, are they necessary to accomplish before approving this item. Scott Bradner then asked why the board did not have the final text. Ray Plzak explained that since the ARIN IX meeting, the policy had been discussed in the RIPE NCC region. The policy document was now with the joint RIR editorial team for final touches and should be released soon. Scott Bradner then suggested that the Board wait for the final text in order to avoid any ambiguity.

Ray Plzak suggested tabling this, however, Scott Bradner stated he would like to withdraw the motion. The Chair asked Ray Plzak when they could expect the final text. Ray Plzak replied that it would be ready within the next few weeks. The three RIRs would like to implement the policy at the same time. July 1, 2002 is the target date. The Chair then acknowledged that the motion was withdrawn with no objection.

4. Waiver of Transfer Fees.

Background:

At the ARIN IX member meeting there was consensus expressed that transfer fees should be waived as a means of encouraging subscribers to participate in database cleanup. The database cleanup effort is a part of the database conversion project. There was overwhelming support for such a waiver for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Motion:

Scott Bradner moved that the ARIN Board of Trustees waive the collection of transfer fees for the period July 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

This was seconded by Lee Howard. The Chair called for vote in which the motion passed unanimously.

A brief discussion ensued within the Board on whether or not the language of his motion was clear enough to the members. It was thought that the words "waive the collection of transfer fees" might give the impression that collection of the transfer fee would take place at a later time. It also did not specify which transfer fees were waived: AS numbers or IP or both.

Lee Howard proposed to amend the resolution by removing the words "collection of" and replacing with "fees for the transfer of AS numbers and IP addresses". The Chair asked if this amendment was acceptable, and without objection, the revised resolution reads:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees waive the fees for the transfer of AS numbers and IP addresses for the period July 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002."

5. Waiver of IPv6 Fees. Due to the incomplete status of Item 3, it was decided that this would not be an Agenda item at this time.

A. Background:

The current IPv6 fee schedule is as follows:

"Organizations approved for receiving the standard /35 initial IPv6 allocation will be charged an annual fee of $2,500 (US). For larger amounts of addresses, a fee of $20,000 (US) will be assessed."

At the ARIN VII meeting the collection of fees for IPv6 allocations from current IPv4 subscribers was waived until December 31, 2002.

The recently adopted IPv6 policy changed the minimum allocation from /35 to /32 and provided for allocation of the additional space to those organizations that currently have a /35 to the new minimum allocation of /32 if they so request. Under the current fee structure an assessment of $20,000 (US) would have to be levied against the subscriber. The IPv6 fee schedule needs to be reevaluated. Action is needed to address this situation while the fee schedule is being evaluated.

6. Any Other Business.

6a. ITU IPv6 Workshop Presentation

Richard Jimmerson provided an overview of the events regarding a joint RIR presentation given at the ITU IPv6 Workshop. Richard Jimmerson explained that since that there was some objection by some of the Workshop organizers to posting the presentation as given. He stated that the RIRs had received a request to remove some of the slides from the public record. In an email the RIRs stated that the registries operate in an open and transparent manner and that the slides should not be removed. The ITU IPv6 Workshop stated that they intended to remove the slides and would like an acknowledgment to this email. None has been sent. Scott Bradner stated that it was his opinion that the ITU could not publish the presentation partially. They should publish all of it or none of it, and he acknowledged that ARIN had already published it in full on its own website. He asked if there were any objections to this suggestion. The Chair asked if the presentation was published on ITU's website now. Richard Jimmerson stated it is published there in full presently, but thought that the ITU was waiting for a reply as to whether or not they should take the slides out. Bill Manning suggested the following solution: invite the ITU to remove the presentation in its entirety, and point people to the ARIN website if anyone wanted to view a copy of the presentation.

The Chair agreed that the issue is that the registries operate in an open and transparent manner. The Chair then asked Ray Plzak to coordinate with the ITU using Bill Manning's suggestion to remove the presentation and point people to the ARIN website. Ray Plzak agreed. The Chair stated that no formal motion needed.

7. Adjournment.

Scott Bradner moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:37 p.m. EDT. This was seconded by Lee Howard. This was passed by unanimous vote.