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ARIN XXVI Members Meeting Notes - 8 October 2010

Table of Contents

Opening and Announcements

Presenter: John Curran, ARIN President and CEO
Transcript

John Curran opened the meeting with announcements and thanked TELX for sponsoring network connectivity for ARIN XXVI. He reminded all participants to complete the meeting survey.

He addressed an after-hours question about the relationship between ARIN and NEWNOG and the support that ARIN is providing to that organization.

ARIN Financial Report

Presenter: Scott Bradner, Treasurer, ARIN Board of Trustees
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Scott Bradner presented the financial report.

Highlights included:

  • Explanation of Review of the Financial Audit and resulting actions
  • Search for new auditor
  • Reserves Status
  • 2010 budget status and projections through the end of the year

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

ARIN Reports - Engineering Activities

Presenter: Mark Kosters, ARIN Chief Technology Officer
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Operations activities: equipment updating, PFS–lite installs around the region, maintain all (slide)
  • Whois-RWS traffic: IPv6, Whois/Whois-RWS traffic load changes in the last 6 months, spike in September
  • Kudos to Development, QA and  Operations for developing very clean code for Whois-RWS that has made this transition remarkably smooth
  • Upcoming changes: Zone management through ARIN Online, new templates with API keys
  • RPKI status: Board is evaluating risk and liabilities of related services. The community will be given an opportunity to comment on these findings
  • Ongoing/upcoming challenges and research

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

  • Will ARIN be contacting 3.0 template users directly to inform them of upcoming changes?
  • Have you done source IP analysis of the Whois-RWS traffic spike? Working on figuring out the source and cause, will report finding.
  • When will billing management be available in ARIN Online? This will be determined by approval of the strategic plan, target 2011
  • Suggestion the ARIN develop a premium Whois service for members

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Government Affairs and Public Policy Support

Presenter: John Curran, ARIN President and CEO
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Recent activities and participation in events, including:
    • ITU IPv6 working groups
    • ICANN
    • IGF
    • US Federal IPv6 Workshop
  • Upcoming events:
    • ITU Plenipotentiary – 4 – 22 October 2010
    • ICANN – December 2010

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

  • Has the US government taken a stance on the use of transitional technologies to implement IPv6?
  • Who is actually involved with the ITU study groups?
  • Is there more that ARIN can publish to educate the community about ITU activities?
  •  Are there other ITU Plenipotentiary agenda items that could impact ARIN and the RIRs besides Study Group 20?
  • What agency or agencies represent the US government in the ITU?

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Registration Services

Presenter: Leslie Nobile, ARIN Director of Registration Services
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Current focus on supporting transition into ARIN Online
  • Resource Recovery statistics
  • Current inventory review
  • IPv6 allocations and assignments issued
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Subscribers – only 25% of subscribers hold both resources

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

  • Can ARIN give statistical history for the last few years on who is requesting IPv4 only and who is requesting IPv4 and IPv6?
  • Future of reserve space
  • As IPv4 depletion approaches will processes for reissuing returned, revoked and reclaimed space change
  • Tracking information available through ARIN-issued feed

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Human Resources and Administration

Presenter: Mary K. Lee, Director of HR & Administration
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Staff
  • Succession Plan for key personnel
  • Full staff benefits survey
  • Employee Longevity - five ten-year anniversaries in 2010

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

CommunicationS and Member Services

Presenter: Susan Hamlin, ARIN Director of Communications and Member Services
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Department renamed to better reflect the work and responsibilities
  • Elections changes
  • ARIN on the Road program
  • New educational materials
  • Upcoming meetings

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

Financial Services

Presenter: Robert Stratton, ARIN Chief Financial Officer
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Invoicing details for the past 12 months
  • Staff changes – new staff attorney
  • Risk management
  • Accounting software upgrade
  • FinCom support
  • Status of new auditing firm selection

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

Outreach Efforts

Speaker: Megan Kruse, ARIN Public Relations Officer
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Purpose and goals of the ARIN Outreach
  • Overview of activities since April and scheduled through end of 2010
  • Public Relations efforts
  • Media coverage
  • Recent press releases and planned media pushes
  • Social Media utilization

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

  • Encouragement to move beyond networking groups. Keep finding new venues.
  • Encourage community members to do their own presentations and that ARIN provides great support to speakers.

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Advisory Council Report

Speakers: John Sweeting, Chair, ARIN Advisory Council
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Five seats are open, 13 candidates are on the ballot – please vote
  • A special thank you to Marla Azinger for her six years of service on the AC
  • Explained AC’s role in the Policy Development Process
  • Reviewed 2010 policy actions and proposal and draft policy status
  • Other activities including: meeting participation, Fellowship and outreach support

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

ARIN Board of Trustees Report

Speaker: Paul Vixie, ARIN Chairman of the Board
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Policies adopted: 2010-2, 2010-4 and 2010-6
  • Bylaws changes
  • ARIN joined the ITU as a sector member
  • RSA and LRSA changes, and LRSA extension to 31 December 2010
  • Approved the move of responsibility for generating in‑addr.arpa away from ARIN and over to ICANN/IANA
  • Acceptance of Audit report
  • Approved startup loan for NewNOG

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

  • Request for publication of details on the role and responsibilities of the NomCom
  • Will ARIN need to restructure post IPv4 depletion

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Open Microphone

Moderator: Paul Vixie, Chairman, ARIN Board of Trustees
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • A participant cited the need to take action immediate deploy dual stack, and solicited input to draft a proposal to encourage IPv6 deployment prior to IPv4 depletion  
  • Suggested ARIN explore another informational certified letter campaign about impending IPv4 depletion
  • One of the proposal authors thanked the community for its feedback on  and support of draft policy 2010-12
  • Discussion of IPv6 fee waiver status
  • Clarification about the impact of  ITU recommendations

Closing Announcements and Meeting Adjournment

Speaker: John Curran, ARIN President and CEO
Transcript

John Curran made closing announcements and again thanked TELX for sponsoring network connectivity for ARIN XXVI. 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 XXVII in San Juan (10-13 April 2011).