Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council - 15 February 2001 [Archived]


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  • Bill Darte
  • Avi Freedman
  • Mark Kosters
  • Guy Middleton
  • Justin Newton
  • Alec Peterson
  • Ron Roberts
  • Barbara Roseman
  • John Sweeting
  • Ray Plzak, ARIN President
  • Scott Marcus, ARIN Board of Trustees
  • Susan Hamlin, Notetaker
  • Absentee: Steve Corbato, Tony Li, Bill Manning, Kevin Martin, Jeremy Porter, Cathy Wittbrodt

Advisory Council Chairman Alec Peterson called the meeting to order at 5:06 PM. The meeting agenda was reviewed and adopted.

Suspended Named-Based Web Hosting Policy:

Alec Peterson asked for discussion of how the AC should proceed, given the discussions on the mailing lists since the October 2000 ARIN meeting when the policy was suspended.

Discussion focused on questions related to quantifying the concern of not adhering to the policy, and identifying the technical problems in using named-based web hosting.

The AC members present agreed that ARIN should recommend use of the practice, but stop short of making it a policy. Barbara Roseman volunteered to draft language for an AC recommendation to the ARIN Board. Once the language is agreed upon by the AC members, it will be circulated to the membership for comment, prior to the March 22 Board of Trustees meeting.

Ray Plzak suggested that ARIN could gather empirical data on technical problems given by web-hosting companies seeking new allocations. This data can then be summarized and presented to the AC in a manner not to conflict with strict non-disclosure policies.

The IESG/IAB Recommendation for v6 Assignments:

There was discussion about the draft policy and why the other RIRs adopted it so quickly.

Ron Roberts moved: The Advisory Council recommends to the Board of Trustees that ARIN allocate IPv6 addresses according to the Internet Draft <draft-iesg-ipv6-addressing-recommendations-00.txt>. This recommendation will be regularly reviewed and modified subject to operational experience.

Barbara Roseman seconded the motion. There was no further discussion. A roll call vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

AC Goals for the Year - Meetings:

Alec Peterson asked for input on establishing regularly scheduled meetings. Following some discussion, there was consensus that in addition to meeting at the bi-annual ARIN Public Policy and Members meetings, the AC would hold at least one teleconference meeting between the spring and fall face-to-face meetings. The date of the teleconference meetings will be set one month in advance.

AC Participation at the ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting:

Ray Plzak informed the Council of recent Board discussions concerning increased visibility for the Advisory Council at the ARIN Public Policy meetings. The Board thinks that it would be a good idea to mix AC members with Board members at the head table during the first two days of the public policy meetings. Ray will serve as moderator throughout the meeting, and speakers and working group chairmen will also be present at the podium as required.

The Council members agreed with the Board suggestion, and asked staff to let them know in advance when individual members need to be present. Once the final meeting agenda is posted, Ray asked the AC members to let Susan Hamlin know if there are particular times they would like to be at the head table.

Election of Chairperson:

Barbara Roseman moved that the election of the AC Chairperson for the current year take place during the April 3 meeting of the AC. Ron Roberts seconded the motion. There being no discussion, the motion was put to a voice vote and it passed unanimously.

Nominations and self-nominations for the position should be sent to Susan Hamlin prior to the April meeting.

New Business:

The following question was raised: Has the recent economic downturn in internet-related businesses impacted the number of requests ARIN receives for new allocations? A second issue was raised. Should ARIN be concerned about entities which have received direct allocations from ARIN and may be failing and never use their allocations? Ray Plzak addressed both issues stating that there has been no real slow down in requests for IP address space. The number of transfers has been steady, if not increasing, and may be directly related to acquisitions of failing businesses.


Justin Newton moved that the meeting adjourn at 5:50 PM. Barbara Roseman seconded the motion, and by unanimous vote the meeting adjourned.


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