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Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Tuesday, 09 May 2006
Teleconference

Minutes

Attendees:

  • John Curran, Chair
  • Scott Bradner, Secretary
  • Lee Howard, Treasurer  
  • Bill Manning, Trustee  
  • Ray Plzak, President
  • Paul Vixie, Trustee
  • Bill Woodcock, Trustee 

ARIN Staff:

  • Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary - via telephone
  • Nate Davis, Director of Operations

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen Ryan

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The presence of a quorum was noted.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Chair called for any comments. The President requested adding: a discussion of the IPv6 fee waiver as it pertains to IPv6 PI address space; a discussion by Counsel regarding ARIN litigation matters; and, a discussion of the Bulk WHOIS policy proposal. The Chair asked for any objections to adding these topics under Item 8., as A, B, and C, respectively, under Any Other Business. There were no objections.

3. Approval of the Minutes of April 10, 2006

  Scott Bradner, as Secretary, moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees adopts the Minutes of the April 10, 2006 ARIN Board Meeting, as written."

This was seconded by Lee Howard. The Chair called for any discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

4. Policy Proposal 2005-1: Provider-Independent IPv6 Assignments for End Sites

Last Call for this proposal ended on April 28, 2006. The AC recommended ratification by the ARIN Board at their May 4, 2006 meeting.

Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees, based on the recommendation of the ARIN Advisory Council, and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, adopts Policy Proposal 2005-1: Provider-Independent IPv6 Assignments for End Sites."

This was seconded by Lee Howard.  The Chair called for discussion. Scott Bradner asked for an update of the discussions that took place on the PPML.  Ray Plzak provided a brief update of the discussions, stating heated discussions of a small number of individuals took place that were against the proposal, and others posted comments stating that the proposal needed to go forward.  Discussion ensued as to the ratio of the number of people that were against the proposal versus the number of people in favor of it, to ensure that the proposal did indeed have consensus in favor of moving it forward. Ray Plzak stated the ARIN AC discussed this proposal at length at their May 4, 2006 meeting and determined there was consensus to move this proposal forward based on polls taken at the ARIN meeting, post ARIN meeting discussions on the PPML and the Last Call period. 

Scott Bradner stated that he wanted a better gauge of consensus. The President asked staff to provide data to the Board.  

Scott requested tabling this item until later in the meeting after data was received from staff. The Chair called for any objections to tabling Item 4. There were no objections.

5. Policy Proposal 2005-8: Proposal to Amend ARIN IPv6 Assignment and Utilization Requirement.

Last Call for this proposal ended on April 28, 2006. The AC recommended ratification by the ARIN Board at their May 4, 2006 meeting.

 Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees, based on the recommendation of the ARIN Advisory Council, and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, adopts Policy Proposal 2005-8: Proposal to Amend ARIN IPv6 Assignment and Utilization Requirement."

This was seconded by Lee Howard. The Chair called for discussion.  Scott Bradner asked for an update of the discussions that took place on the PPML.  Ray Plzak stated that discussions were in favor of this proposal, and was favored by the people in the room at the ARIN meeting as well. Scott requested that, in the future, the Board receive a summary count of postings on the PPML; of Last Call, and, of a count of the sense of the room from the ARIN meeting. President agreed to include this information to the Board on future policies proposals that were recommended for adoption by the Board.

The Chair asked if the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP) had been followed. The President responded that it had.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

6. Policy Proposal 2005-9: 4-Byte AS Number

Last Call for this proposal ended on April 28, 2006. The AC recommended ratification by the ARIN Board at their May 4, 2006 meeting.

 Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees, based on the recommendation of the ARIN Advisory Council, and noting that the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process has been followed, adopts Policy Proposal 2005-9: 4-Byte AS Number."

This was seconded by Lee Howard.  The Chair called for discussion. President noted the IRPEP was followed and noted the overwhelming majority at meeting and on list was in favor. Any opposition was the way punctuation was characterized.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

7. Discussion of Proposed Policy entitled: "RSA Modification Procedure".  

The President stated that this proposal was introduced on the PPML recently, and that not much discussion had taken place. At the AC's last meeting, it was the sense of the AC that the issue of the proposed policy would be better addressed by the ARIN Board, and as such, the motion to assign it a formal policy number failed. 

Ray Plzak stated that the proposal has been sent back to the PPML with notification of its status, and the author has been informed that he has the right to petition. There have been no responses to date.  He explained that the Board can direct the President as to how to execute announcements.

Lee Howard stated this was an executive matter that does not warrant a motion or vote by the Board. All agreed a vote was not necessary. The Chair tasked the President, Staff, and Counsel to discuss what proper practice should be in this area, and come back with recommendations. It was decided the President will send the matter to Board's list to resolve.  

At this time, the Chair called for Item 4 to be resumed.  Scott Bradner moved to take Item 4 off the table. The Chair called for any objections, and there being no objections, declared Item 4 the motion before the Board at this time.

4. (Continued) Policy Proposal 2005-1: Provider-Independent IPv6 Assignments for End Sites.  

ND provided the data from the ARIN meeting:  Sense of the Room: 55 in favor, 12 opposed; Since the ARIN meeting to date, there were 188 posts by 43 people; Collected data during Last Call: 116 posts by 36 people in total. Tally: 21 in favor, 8 opposed.

Bill Woodcock stated that he did not feel that support in favor of the proposal had changed from the time of the meeting to the postings on the PPML. Lee Howard stated that the Advisory Council had judged consensus, and he was not comfortable challenging their judgment.

The Chair stated also that he felt if the Advisory Council made sure they had received all viewpoints, that the policy proposal had followed the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process, and as such are recommending that the Board adopt this policy proposal, he would be hard pressed not to proceed with the Advisory Council's recommendation.

The Chair asked if the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP) had been followed. The President responded that it had. The Chair called for any other comments. There were no additional comments.

The motion carried via roll call with one abstention (Scott Bradner).

8. Any Other Business. Chair to lead.

A. Discussion of IPv6 Fee Waiver.  The Treasurer noted that there was ambiguity concerning the applicability of the waiver of IPv6 fees with regard to the provision of provider independent IPv6 address space by ARIN. The current waiver was adopted by the Board when there was no policy that provided for ARIN to provide provider independent IPv6 space.  After lengthy discussion, the Chair remanded the item to the Finance Committee. The Chair called for any objections to this task. There were no objections.

B. Litigation issues. Counsel provided a briefing to the Board.

C. Policy Proposal 2006-6: Bulk WHOIS.  The President stated that when the AC decided to accept this proposal as a formal policy proposal they also decided to ask the Board to discuss whether or not felt this was something the Board could address.

Bill Woodcock is the author of this proposal. He stated that it at the time he made this proposal, he thought the matter either could be resolved by staff or by the IRPEP. He chose the IRPEP, but stated he would rather not see the IRPEP cluttered such administrative matters.

Bill suggested withdrawing the proposal from the process after staff 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 should be taken. The Chair called for any further discussion. There were no further comments.

9. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 3:29 p.m. EDT.  Scott Bradner moved to adjourn, and this was seconded by Bill Manning.  The motion carried unanimously.