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ARIN XXI Members Meeting Notes - 9 April 2008

Meeting Called to Order

Speaker: Ray Plzak, ARIN President and CEO

Transcript

Ray Plzak opened the meeting with announcements and thanked WildBlue for sponsoring the ARIN XXI network connectivity and supporting the Cyber Café. He thanked EGATE Networks for donating a prize to the meeting survey raffle.

ARIN Election Process

Speaker: John Curran, ARIN Chairman of the Board

Transcript

John Curran explained the current election procedures for determining quorum and requested community input for methods of quorum verification and increasing participation by eligible voters.

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

E-mail List AUP

Speaker: John Curran, ARIN Chairman of the Board

Transcript

John Curran announced that the E-mail List AUP has been updated by the Board and that an AUP enforcement committee has been formed. He solicited community comment and suggestions for further improvements.

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

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

Presentation: PDF PPT

Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Membership Statistics
  • V6 wiki and info center
  • Membership handbook
  • New outreach materials: Comic books, About ARIN Flash presentation
  • Coming soon: updated website, new IRPEP Flash presentation, surveys
  • Invitation to ARIN XXII

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Registration Services

Presenter: Leslie Nobile, ARIN Director of Registration Services

Presentation: PDF PPT

Transcript

Highlights included:

  • New resources from IANA: 2 new /8s and AS 46080-47103
  • Legacy RSA letters sent to Class A & Class B resource holders
  • Statistics: IPv4 request rates are fairly static, IPv6 request rates have increased dramatically

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Financial Services

Presenter: Bob Stratton, ARIN Director of Financial Services

Presentation: PDF PPT

Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Statistics: revenue, expenses
  • Changes to revenue recognition procedures
  • All invoices are now due at the end of the month
  • Moving payment receipt directly to bank for increased security
  • Impact on the economic environment on 2008 ARIN budget and plans

Engineering

Presenter: Mark Kosters, ARIN Chief Technology Officer

Presentation: PDF PPT

Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Updating services
  • New QA team and CM process
  • Lame Delegation – work continues
  • Project X demo – feedback requested
  • Process Certification
  • IRIS

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Human Resources and Administration

Presenter: Mary K. Lee, ARIN Director of HR & Administration

Presentation: PDF PPT

Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Upcoming salary survey
  • Revised job descriptions across the organization
  • Staff training
  • Anniversaries

ARIN Advisory Council Report

Speaker: Leo Bicknell, ARIN Advisory Council Chair

Presentation: PDF

Transcript

Highlights included:

  • AC member changes
  • 2008 AC travel calendar
  • AC Reston retreat report
  • Changes to AC schedule during the Public Policy and Member meeting
  • AC perspective on proposed IRPEP revision

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Financial Report

Speakers: Scott Bradner, ARIN Board of Trustees and Bob Stratton, ARIN Director of Financial Services

Presentation: PDF PPT

Transcript

Scott Bradner and Bob Stratton presented the financial report.

Highlights included:

  • 2007 Controls Audit results
  • Recommendations & responses to the audit
  • 2008 Budget

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Board of Trustees Report

Speaker: John Curran, ARIN Chairman of the Board

Transcript

John Curran presented an update on Board of Trustees activities.

Highlights included:

  • Mailing List AUP
  • IRPEP revision
  • Election procedures
  • RIR coordination efforts
  • Policies adopted since ARIN XX

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Open Microphone

Moderator: John Curran, ARIN Chairman of the Board

John Curran opened the microphone for comments from the floor.  Topics of discussion included:

  • Continuing to investigate alternatives to the current simple plurality voting system
  • Words of appreciation from the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) for the ARIN public policy process

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Closing Announcements and Adjournment

Speaker: Ray Plzak, ARIN President and CEO

Transcript

Ray Plzak made closing announcements and again thanked WildBlue Communications for sponsoring, the ARIN XXI network connectivity and its Cyber Café support. He thanked all of the meeting attendees, the members of ARIN and members of the community for participating. Ray then thanked ARIN staff, both at the meeting in Denver and back at the office in Virginia. Ray concluded by inviting all attendees to ARIN XXII in Los Angeles, California, 15-17 October 2008.