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Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Teleconference

Minutes

Attendees:

  • Timothy Denton, Chair
  • Paul Andersen, Treasurer
  • Scott Bradner, Vice Chair
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Paul Vixie, Secretary
  • Bill Woodcock, Trustee

Minute Taker:

  • Therese Colosi

ARIN Staff:

  • Nate Davis, COO
  • Bob Stratton, CFO

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan, Esq.

Apologies:

  • Vint Cerf

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. EST. The presence of quorum was noted.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Chair called for comments. There were no comments.

3. Approval of the Minutes

It was moved by Tim Denton and seconded by Paul Vixie, that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees adopts the Minutes of the January 11, 2011 Board Meeting, as written."

The Chair called for any comments. There were no comments.

The motion carried unanimously with no objections.

4. Ratification of Draft Policy ARIN-2010-14: Standardize IP Reassignment Registration Requirements

At their meeting on January 28, 2011, the ARIN Advisory Council recommended this Draft Policy for Board adoption.

It was moved by Paul Andersen, and seconded by Scott Bradner, that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees, based on the recommendation of the ARIN Advisory Council, and noting that the Policy Development Process has been followed, adopts Draft Policy ARIN-2010-14: Standardize IP Reassignment Registration Requirements."

The Chair called for discussion.  The President reviewed the history and text with the Board, noting the policy development process was followed and this policy will clarify how ARIN processes reassignment allocations.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

5. Appointment of General Members in Good Standing to the Fellowship Selection Committee 2011

This committee was established, with Charter, at the Board’s meeting on January 11, 2011. The committee for ARIN’s Meeting Fellowship Program has evaluated applications for two volunteers from the ARIN membership, in good standing.

Per paragraph 2.3 of the Fellowship Selection Committee Charter, the Board needs to appoint two (2) General Members In Good Standing (GMIGS) to the Fellowship Selection Committee for 2011.  Committee Chair, Bill Woodcock, suggests the following two GMIGS from the four that have volunteered.

It was moved by Paul Andersen, and seconded by Scott Bradner, that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees appoints John Osmon, and John Kuhn to serve on ARIN’s 2011 Fellowship Selection Committee."

The Chair called for discussion. The President explained that the Committee qualified the four volunteers, and that the Chair of the Committee recommended them to the Board.  Bill Woodcock, Committee Chair, called for any comments. There were no further comments.

The Chair called for any objections or abstentions to the motion. There were none.

The motion carried with no objections or abstentions.

6. ARIN Financial Matters

A) ARIN Authorized Reserve Account Signatories.

It was moved by John Curran, and seconded by Scott Bradner, that:

"Be it resolved with affirmation from the remaining majority of the ARIN Board of Trustees, that Paul Andersen, ARIN Treasurer, Paul Vixie, ARIN Secretary, and John Curran, ARIN President and CEO, are the authorized 2011 signatories to ARIN’s reserves account held with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney." 

The Chair called for discussion. The President stated that the Treasurer noted ARIN requested his name on the account, and that the form he needs to sign on the account states that he agrees with the motion passed regarding authorized signatories. The Treasurer noted he did not recall any such motion in the past; hence the motion being made in this meeting.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

B) Authorization and Approval of 2012 Unbudgeted Expenses. The President stated the Treasurer had asked about 2012 ARIN meeting unbudgeted expenses. He suggested a motion to authorize said expenses, and raised it for consideration. The Treasurer noted he could not find it documented and to do so formally. The Board had no objections to this request.

It was moved by John Curran, and seconded by Scott Bradner, that:

"Be it resolved with affirmation from the remaining majority of the ARIN Board of Trustees, that Paul Andersen, ARIN Treasurer, is authorized to approve and authorize 2012 ARIN expenses for the following items: unbudgeted expenses up to $150,000 for the ARIN April 2012 Public Policy Meeting; and, unbudgeted expenses up to $75,000 for the ARIN October 2012 Public Policy Meeting."

The Chair called for discussion. There were no further comments.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

7. General Counsel Report

Counsel provided an attorney-client privileged briefing to the Board on ARIN legal matters.

The Chair needed to leave the meeting, due to a scheduling conflict; and, turned the meeting over to the Vice Chair at this time (2:28 p.m. EST).

8. NRO/IANA Contract Position

The President stated that the NRO EC met on February 5, 2011, as a follow-up to the recent I* meeting in Miami, and among other topics discussed the upcoming IANA contract Notice of Inquiry (NOI) that will be held by NTIA/DoC. The President requested a sense of the Board regarding ARIN’s position on the matter stating that the NOI will be issued next week with specific questions that need to be answered. The Vice Chair requested the President craft a draft response to circulate to the Board when the NOI is issued. The President agreed.

9. Any Other Business

The Vice Chair called for any other business. There were no comments.

10. Adjournment

The Vice Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 2:57 p.m. EST. Paul Vixie moved to adjourn, seconded by Paul Andersen. Hearing no objections, the Vice Chair adjourned the meeting.