Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes - 30 October 2019 [Archived]


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Austin, TX


  • Paul Andersen, Chair
  • Bill Sandiford, Vice Chair
  • Dan Alexander, Trustee
  • Nancy Carter, Treasurer
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Regenie Fraser, Trustee
  • Patrick Gilmore, Trustee
  • Peter Harrison, Trustee

ARIN Board Secretary & General Counsel

  • Stephen M. Ryan, Esq.


  • Therese Simcox

ARIN Staff

  • Richard Jimmerson, COO

1. Welcome & Agenda Review

The Chair called the meeting to order at 12:04 p.m. CDT. The presence of a quorum was noted. He called for comments on the agenda. There were no comments.

  • Approval of the August Minutes. (Exhibit A)
  • Treasurer Q3 Financial Report
  • IETF Reporter Continuance (Exhibit D)

The Chair called for any comments. It was noted that ARIN was above budget in revenues. The President stated it was a minor amount, and was in regard to transfer fees.

It was moved by Bill Sandiford, and seconded by Regenie Fraser, that:

“The ARIN Board of Trustees approves the Consent Agenda, as presented.”

The motion carried unanimously with no objections.

3. Report of ARIN IPv4 Reserves

The President provided an overview of the status of recovered /16 IPv4 blocks. He stated that he will provide a recommendation for the Board to review in January on whether ARIN should increase its contingency reserve of IPv4 space and, if so, by how much. The President explained that he wants to ensure that the inventory of such resources is well understood, including the lineage of each block. He stated that there are smaller blocks that must be reviewed as well, which will add to the inventory and can be reissued, but that it takes significant work to do so with far less benefit.

4. Board Referral of ACSP-158 (Proposed RSA Amendment)

(Exhibit F)

On July 31, 2019 Jordi Palet Martinez posted a suggestion through the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP) to amend ARIN’s Registration Services Agreement so that address holders agree to only announce routing for its own address blocks, or those address blocks for which it has obtained permission of the registrant as listed in the Internet Number Registry System. Thus, ACSP-158 needs to be considered by the Board.

The President provided an overview to the Board regarding this proposal, stating that address space hijacking and cyberattacks have created community interest in better routing security and hygiene. The President explained that the ARIN membership would need to affirmatively vote to change the RSA to include the new responsibility to only route blocks assigned or by permission of the block holder. He pointed out that it is within the scope of the Board to decide whether to put a consultation before the ARIN membership to discuss this possibility. The President believed that the membership should discuss the matter. The Board could then review the outcome of that consultation before evaluating the need for such a change, and whether to put the matter of an RSA change to a membership vote.

The President proposed that the community consultation be announced through the ACSP. The Board asked if the consultation would be submitted without a staff impact assessment. The President replied that the consultation would include the necessary background for understanding, but not a recommendation - i.e., this would be a community consultation for which the Board would consider the feedback, not a consultation recommending a change to the RSA at this point.

Discussion ensued on submitting this as a community consultation for feedback to the Board. It was the sense of the Board to proceed with the community consultation, but to make it clear that the Board is not endorsing the proposal itself. The President acknowledged this comment.

Counsel provided an attorney-client privileged briefing to the Board on legal items.

6. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business.

  • ARIN Board Teleconference – Budget Review. The Board needs to schedule a teleconference to review and approve the 2020-2021 Budget. The Chair stated that he would like three teleconferences over November and December, and polled the Board for their availability. The Board agreed to hold the teleconferences as follows:

The Chair called for a one-hour recess at 12:57 p.m. CDT. The Chair resumed the meeting and called an executive session at 2:05 p.m. CDT. The Board exited the session at 3:40 p.m. CDT.

The Chair reminded the Chairs of the Board’s committees to submit their year-end review reports by the end of November.

7. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:03 p.m. CDT. John Curran moved to adjourn, seconded by Patrick Gilmore. The meeting adjourned with no objections.


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