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ARIN XVIII Members Meeting Notes - 13 October 2006

ARIN Members Meeting Called to Order

Speaker: Ray Plzak, ARIN President and CEO

Transcript

Ray Plzak opened the meeting with announcements and thanks to the ARIN XVIII network connectivity sponsor SAVVIS, Inc, and to the Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT) at Washington University in St. Louis' School of Engineering and Applied Science for its partial sponsorship of the Cyber Café. And finally, thanks to Cisco for its sponsorship of the "Networking with IPv6" workshop held on Sunday for both ARIN and NANOG attendees. He also thanked Internet2 for its assistance in providing the webcast.


ARIN Board and Advisory Council Election Procedure

Speaker: Erika Goedrich, ARIN Membership Coordinator

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Erika Goedrich described the voting procedures and timeline for the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council elections. Voting will open Friday, 13 October, at 12:00 PM ET and will close 7 days later at 12:00 PM ET on 20 October. Election results will be announced no later than 27 October 2006 to the arin-announce mailing list and the ARIN website.

Highlights:
  • Elections are being held to fill two (2) open seats on the Board of Trustees and five (5) open seats on the Advisory Council.
  • Biographies of each candidate as well as statements of support are available on ARIN's website.
  • Voters must be the designated member representative (DMR) for an ARIN General Member in good standing. The deadline to establish voter eligibility was 29 September 2006.
  • Erika briefly explained the voting procedures. DMRs must first register to vote by entering their first and last name, the DMR e-mail address on file with the Member Services Department, and a username and password of their choosing. DMRs already registered to vote can simply login using their username and password. After selecting the Org ID(s) and candidate(s), DMRs must submit and confirm the vote.
Election - Advisory Council Candidates
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All candidates in attendance were invited to state their qualifications in a short speech to the audience. Candidates who were present and spoke were:

  • Leo Bicknell
  • Owen DeLong
  • Aaron Dudek
  • Andrew Dul
  • Mark Kosters
  • Lea Roberts
  • Robert Seastrom
  • Heather Skanks
  • Stacy Taylor

The following candidate was not present to speak. His statement of motivation to serve on the AC and abbreviated biography was presented to attendees.

  • Michael Lambert
Election - Board of Trustees Candidates
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All candidates in attendance were invited to present their qualifications in a short speech to the audience. Candidates who spoke were:

  • Scott Bradner
  • John Curran

The following candidates were not present to speak. Their statements of motivation to serve on the Board and abbreviated biographies were presented to attendees.

  • Jeremy Kinsey
  • Chris Russell
  • Derek Wise


ARIN Department Reports

ARIN department directors presented status reports on their departments' accomplishments and goals.

Member Services
Presenter: Susan Hamlin, ARIN Director of Member Services
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Registration Services
Presenter: Leslie Nobile, ARIN Director of Registration Services
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Financial Services
Presenter: Bob Stratton, ARIN Director of Financial Services
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Engineering
Presenter: Ginny Listman, ARIN Director of Engineering
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Human Resources & Administration
Presenter: Mary K. Lee, ARIN Director of HR & Administration
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ARIN Advisory Council Report

Speaker: Alec Peterson, AC Vice Chair

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Alec Peterson, on behalf of Chair Ron da Silva who could not be present, reported on Advisory Council actions taken with regard to the policy proposal discussions at the ARIN XVIII Public Policy Meeting.

Policies to move forward:

  • 2006-2: Micro-Allocations for Internal Infrastructure
  • 2006-3: Capturing Originations in Templates

Policies Abandoned:

  • 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy
    AC noted some interest existed in the topic, but the proposal as written did not have sufficient support to move forward.
  • 2006-6: Bulk WHOIS agreement expiration clarification
    Withdrawn by author following ARIN process change.

Alec also reported that the AC continues to participate in other RIR meetings and work on edits to the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) for clarity and grammar. He also reported that Advisory Council member Marla Azinger is working with the IETF and the other RIRs to develop an IPv6 multi-homing best common practices document.

ARIN Board of Trustees Report

Speaker: John Curran, ARIN Board of Trustees Chairman

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John Curran reported on the activities of the ARIN Board of Trustees.

Highlights:

  • The Board ratified three policies:
    • 2005-1: Provider-independent IPv6 Assignments for End Sites
    • 2005-8: Proposal to amend ARIN IPv6 assignment and utilisation requirement
    • 2005-9: 4-Byte AS Number
  • The Board moved to adopt version 2006.2 of the Number Resource Policy Manual.
  • The Board adopted the ARIN contracting process and the ARIN consultation process.
  • The Board has worked with Counsel on litigation.
  • The Board is in negotiations with ICANN on an IANA contract.
  • The Board continues to be involved with activities with WSIS, the IGF, and the NRO.
  • Financially, the Board adopted a fee schedule for 2006 and adopted the 2007 budget.

ARIN Financial Report

Speaker: Lee Howard, ARIN Board of Trustees Treasurer

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Lee Howard presented a report on ARIN's finances. Highlights included:

  • Review of the auditors report from 2005, including the financial statements.
  • Review of Finance Committee activities, including an analysis of revenues and expenses, engaging auditors to complete a financial controls audit next year, and discussions of changing the billing date of organizations from being their anniversary date to billing accounts on one specific day each month.
  • Review of fee waivers.
Discussion Overview [Transcript]
  • An attendee asked about the financial impact of the litigation against ARIN. John Curran responded that the litigation reserve that's been maintained should cover the costs if the matter is brought to a close soon. If the matter continues, ARIN could see an impact of two to five percent of its annual budget.

Open Microphone

Moderator: John Curran, ARIN Board of Trustees Chairman

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  • An attendee requested clarification on the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. The individual asked if a public reporting system would be put in place and if suggestions can be posted to the public at the same time as they are sent in to ARIN.
    • John Curran responded that ARIN will be looking into a reporting system. This was later confirmed by Ray Plzak. John also stated that it was okay to make suggestions public at the same time they are submitted to ARIN. However, John did indicate that ARIN's response may not be sent out publicly, depending on the nature of the topic.
  • An attendee expressed concern over the non-subscriber membership fee, saying $100-$200 annually would be more appropriate.
  • An attendee asked to see periodic updates of ARIN's service level agreements.
    • Ray Plzak responded that ARIN has been discussing the best way to accomplish this.
  • An attendee requested clarification on who is extended subscriber membership in ARIN and whether end users/assignment holders are granted membership automatically.
    • Susan Hamlin responded that organizations who receive allocations from ARIN are automatically members. Those that receive an assignment or an AS number are not ARIN members unless they also choose to apply under the general ARIN membership category.
    • Another attendee clarified that any organization who received an allocation prior to ARIN does not qualify for automatic membership.
    • John Curran also clarified that recipients of experimental resources are not granted membership automatically.
  • Bill Darte of the ARIN Advisory Council and member of Washington University thanked everyone for coming to St. Louis and thanked the ARIN staff.

Closing Announcements and Meeting Adjournment

Speaker: Ray Plzak, ARIN President and CEO

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Ray Plzak made closing announcements and again thanked the ARIN XVIII network connectivity sponsor SAVVIS, Inc, and to the Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT) at Washington University in St. Louis' School of Engineering and Applied Science for its partial sponsorship of the Cyber Café. And finally, thanks to Cisco for its sponsorship of the "Networking with IPv6" workshop held on Sunday for both ARIN and NANOG attendees. He also thanked Internet2 for its assistance in providing the webcast. He also thanked all of the meeting attendees, the members of ARIN and members of the community for participating. Ray then thanked ARIN staff, both in St. Louis and those in Virginia. Ray concluded by inviting all attendees to ARIN XIX.