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ARIN XXVIII Members Meeting Notes - 14 October 2011

Table of Contents

Opening and Announcements

Presenter: John Curran, ARIN President and CEO
Transcript

John Curran opened the meeting with announcements and thanked Comcast for sponsoring network connectivity for ARIN XXVIII. He reminded all participants to complete the ITEMS survey and all eligible voters to cast their ballots in the Advisory Council and Board elections.

ARIN Updates: Registration Services

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

Highlights included:

  • Policy Development Support
  • Upcoming RSD audit
  • Resource recovery and reclamation statistics
  • IPv4 Inventory status
  • Legacy RSA status
  • IPv4 and IPv6 assignment and allocation statistics

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

  • Can we publish a list of ISPs that don’t yet have IPv6? 
  • Request for clarification of the circumstances under which Legacy RSA applicants were not authorized, and whether they might be trying to deceive ARIN
  • Request to get previous years allocation and assignment stats on a month by month basis added to the website
  • Request to distinguish between ISPs and End users in the RSD update slides
  • Several clarification questions about the current IPv4 inventory and what data is actually included or excluded in the slide

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Updates: Human Resources and Administration

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

Highlights included:

  • ARIN lease renewed – we don’t have to move!
  • Electronic archiving of all corporate documentation
  • Switch to electronic time keeping
  • Staffing issues – hard to hire in a highly competitive market

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

  • Does the community need to do something to make it easier for ARIN to hire appropriate personnel?

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Updates: Government Affairs and Public Policy Support

Presenter: John Curran, ARIN President and CEO
Transcript

    Highlights included:

    • ARIN’s involvement with IGF and ITU
    • IGF is important for governance dialog, non-decisional
    • ITU is decisional
    • Staff support coming from Cathy Handley, Mary K Lee, and Susan Hamlin
    • This area will continue to require significant support

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

ARIN Updates: Financial Services

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

Highlights included:

  • Billing POCs and Reminders are now in ARIN Online
  • Department expense statistics – Significant increases in Engineering budget for infrastructure build out
  • Review of operating expenses – comparison of 2009 to 2010
  • Plans for future billing integration in ARIN Online

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

  • Don’t take away the billing email role account

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Updates: Engineering

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

Highlights included:

  • Coming to the end of the major development surge
  • Operations – equipment upgrades, anycast services, consolidating colocation to support RPKI
  • Whois/Whois-RWS traffic load history
  • in.addr.arpa transition
  • Development/QA – since ARIN XXVII
    • three ARIN Online deployments
    • IRR upgrade deployed
    • RPKI development continues
  • ARIN Online Usage
  • RESTful Provisioning – working on documentation improvements
  • IRR Usage
  • Whois-RWS improvements – CIDR query improvements and bug fixes
  • RPKI development challenges

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

  • What about the outstanding suggestion for creating a Whowas service?  To the people in the room – is this something the community really wants?
  • Board member asked if ARIN should prioritize Whowas efforts over RPKI for first completion– looking for a sense of the room.
  • Are there planned features for ARIN Online that could be dropped in favor of developing a Whowas service
  • Why is IRR usage going down?  It seems like it is more used in other regions? Suggestion that the community be surveyed to gather information on how or if to improve this service further

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Updates: Communications and Member Services

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

Highlights included:

  • Current membership statistics
  • Update on the ARIN Suggestion and Consultation Process
  • Projects and Initiatives
  • Request for guest bloggers
  • Outreach update
  • 2011 Elections

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

ARIN Advisory Council Report

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

Highlights included:

  • 2011 Advisory Council election
  • The AC’s role in the PDP
  • 2011 activities update

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

ARIN Financial Report

Speaker: Paul Andersen, Treasurer, ARIN Board of Trustees
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Paul Andersen presented the financial report.

Highlights included:

  • FinCom and Treasurer activities
  • Budget vs. Actual expenses 2011 to date
  • Board plans to reprioritize Whowas based on community feedback received at this meeting

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

  • Why does ARIN continue to carry two-times operating reserves, is this necessary or should ARIN spend more to increase/improve services for the community?
  • Will the IPv6 discount be carried forward? It seems like it should be reset to the 100% level to continue to promote migration to IPv6

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

Financial Cost Model

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

John Curran presented a brief overview of ARIN’s functional cost categories.

Highlights included:

  • How ARIN categorizes expenditures against four categories
    • Registry Services
    • Registry Development
    • ARIN Organization
    • Internet Governance
  • Presented cost breakdowns for each category for FY2011, through August

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

  • Suggestion that policy and development should be separate so community can see how much ARIN spends on developing software and how much is policy support
  • Request for a cross RIR comparison of staffing, particularly in engineering area

For discussion details, please see the transcript.

ARIN Board of Trustees Report

Speakers: Timothy Denton, Chair, ARIN Board of Trustees
Presentation: PDF PPTX
Transcript

Highlights included:

  • Board Activities – Bylaws revision, draft a revision of the Legacy RSA
  • Committees impaneled
  • Reaffirmed strategic direction
  • Policy adoptions: 2011-3, 2011-4, 2011-6
  • Policy 2011-5 is pending IETF consideration before the Board takes action
  • Acknowledged the feedback from the assembly on the prioritization of Whowas

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

Open Microphone

Moderator: John Curran, ARIN President and CEO
Transcript

John Curran moderated the open microphone session.

Highlights included:

  • ARIN should host a session/track/working group at joint NANOG/ARIN meetings to get community input on desired services and functionality.
  • ARIN needs to document resulting community feedback so that it does not get lost
  • Suggested that ARIN out source development to be more cost effective and get more done.
  • Beyond the fellowship program, those in the community should be encouraging colleagues to participate.

Closing Announcements and Meeting Adjournment

Speaker: John Curran, ARIN President and CEO
Transcript

John Curran made closing announcements and 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 XXIX in Vancouver (22-25 April 2012).