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ARIN XXV Members Meeting Notes - 21 April 2010

Table of Contents

Opening and Announcements

Speaker: John Curran, ARIN President and CEO

Transcript

John Curran opened the meeting with announcements and thanked TELUS for sponsoring network connectivity for ARIN XXV.  He also thanked EGATE and all of the sponsors of the Tuesday evening social.He announced Peter Bui was the winner of the Daily Survey, and reminded all participants to complete the meeting survey.

Government Affairs and Public Policy Support

Speaker: Cathy Handley, ARIN Executive Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy

Presentation: PDF PPTX

Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Past Activities: IGF, ITU SG2, AFRINIC Government Working Group, CITEL Assembly, ITU IPv6
  • Future Activities: CITEL, World Telecommunication Development Conference, ICANN, ITU IPv6, IGF, ITU Plenipotentiary, ICANN

At the conclusion of the presentation, comments and questions were taken from the floor. Discussion highlights included:

  • When and how will ARIN make a decision about joining the ITU?

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Registration Services

Speaker: Leslie Nobile, ARIN Director of Registration Services

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Highlights included:

  • Process Enhancement
  • Data verification procedures
  • Officer attestation
    • Peer review of IPv4 resource requests
    • Recovered Resources
  • Current inventory
  • Legacy space
    • Non-legacy space
    • IPv4 and IPv6 allocations
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Subscribers

At the conclusion of the presentation, comments and questions were taken from the floor. Discussion highlights included:

  • A request for details on the sizes of the address blocks that ARIN has reclaimed
  • A suggestion to add statistics on Legacy RSA coverage

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Human Resources and Administration

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

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Highlights included:

  • Staff
  • Current and Recent Projects
    • Annual Reports and Audits
    • Performance Appraisals
    • Facility Improvements
    • Market Pricing Salary Survey
    • Document Retention Project
  • Facilities
  • Employee Longevity

There were no comments or questions from the floor at the conclusion of the presentation.

Member Services

Presenter: Hollis Kara, ARIN Communications Editor

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Highlights included:

  • Staff changes
  • Membership statistics
  • New membership definition and election rules
  • Current and new services and programs
  • Upcoming meeting: ARIN XXVI, Atlanta, GA 6-8 October 2010 and ARIN XXVII, San Juan, PR, 10-13 April 2011

There were no comments or questions from the floor at the conclusion of the presentation.

Financial Services

Presenter: Bob Stratton, ARIN Director of Financial Services

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Highlights included:

  • Invoice and payment statistics
  • Financial operations update
  • 2009 revenue breakdown
  • Risk management procedures

There were no comments or questions from the floor at the conclusion of the presentation.

Engineering Activities

Presenter: Mark Kosters, ARIN Chief Technology Officer

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Highlights included:

  • Major work surge, brought on lots of consultants
  • Ops – disaster recovery, in place and have tested
  • Statistics and WHOIS traffic load
  • RESTful Whois and RPKI
  • ARIN Online – good uptake, current feature set and upcoming releases
  • Switched to Agile development methodology, goal of monthly releases
  • Project Management – three major projects in development
  • Upcoming – RESCERT, RESTful Provisioning, replacing legacy gear, LISP participation

At the conclusion of the presentation, comments and questions were taken from the floor. Discussion highlights included:

  • Can ARIN share information on the ranges involved in the query traffic spikes?
  • Can ARIN ask the IETF why they are deprecating the Whois protocol?
  • Will ARIN provide an OT&E environment for customers to work with the new RESTful API and provide feedback on problems their developers encounter so that this feedback can be included in ARIN’s software development process?

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Outreach Efforts

Presenter: Richard Jimmerson, ARIN Chief Information Officer

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Highlights included:

  • Purpose and goals of the ARIN Outreach campaign
  • Outreach messages and methodology
  • Target audiences and events
  • Public Relations support
  • ARIN and social media

At the conclusion of the presentation, comments and questions were taken from the floor. Discussion highlights included:

  • Can you develop an FAQ on the what IP addresses are and the differences between IPv4 and IPv6, this is an area of confusion for newcomers?
  • Where does government outreach fit in with these efforts?
  • Who makes the decision on visuals for media campaigns, and can the community be more involved with that process?

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Advisory Council Report

Speaker: John Sweeting, ARIN Advisory Council Chair

Presentation: PDF PPTX

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John Sweeting presented an update on AC activities. Highlights included:

  • Explained AC’s role in the Policy Development Process
  • Reviewed 2009 activities, policy actions, and outreach support
  • Overview of 2010 activities, outreach support, and policies in development

There were no comments or questions from the floor at the conclusion of the presentation.

ARIN Financial Report

Speakers: Scott Bradner, Treasurer, ARIN Board of Trustees

Presentation: PDF PPTX

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Scott Bradner presented the financial report.

Highlights included:

  • Fincom activities to date
  • Revenue/Expenses
  • Rational for Drawing on Reserves
  • Reserves
  • 2010 Budget Revised
  • Planned activities
    • Audit Underway
    • Investment Review
    • Fee Review

At the conclusion of the presentation, comments and questions were taken from the floor. Discussion highlights included:

  • Discussion rationalizing the size of the ARIN reserve, and ARIN’s strategy for its use
  • Explanation about the legal defense contingency fee being put in reserves and not a line item in the budget

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Board of Trustees Report

Speaker: Paul Vixie, ARIN Chairman of the Board
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Paul Vixie presented an update on Board of Trustees activities.

Highlights included:

  • Board activities since ARIN XXIV in Dearborn
  • Review and Approve 2010 Budget
  • Refresh ARIN Strategic Plan

At the conclusion of the presentation, comments and questions were taken from the floor. Discussion highlights included:

  • Praise for the Board-appointed position with a financial background, as it is not always possible for the Nomination Committee to produce such a person

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Open Microphone

Moderator: Paul Vixie, Chairman, ARIN Board of Trustees

Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Clarification of advocates vs. members
  • Signing of legacy space agreements
  • Reminder of the suggestion process

Closing Announcements and Meeting Adjournment

Speaker: John Curran, ARIN President and CEO

Transcript

John Curran made closing announcements and again thanked Telus for sponsoring network connectivity for ARIN XXV, and EGATE Networks Inc. for its sponsorship of ARIN Info Center. He thanked all of the meeting attendees, the members of ARIN and members of the community for participating. John concluded by adding that ARIN hoped to see everyone at ARIN XXVI in Atlanta (6 - 8 October 2010).