Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

09 April 2002
Las Vegas, Nevada



Council Members

  • Alec Peterson, Chairman (AP)
  • lyric apted (LA)
  • John Brown (JB)
  • Bill Darte (BD)
  • Ron da Silva (RD)
  • Avi Freedman (AV)
  • Sanford H. George (SHG)
  • Mark Kosters (MK)
  • Dawn Martin (DM)
  • Kevin Martin (KM)
  • Lea Roberts (LR)
  • Barbara Roseman (BR)
  • John Sweeting (JS)
  • Cathy Wittbrodt (CJW)


  • Ray Plzak, ARIN President (RP)
  • Lee Howard, ARIN Board of Trustees (LH)
  • Bill Manning, ARIN Board of Trustees (BM)
  • Scott Marcus, ARIN Board of Trustees (SM)
  • Dennis Molloy, ARIN Counsel (JDM)
  • Therese Colosi, ARIN Recording Secretary

Apologies: Jeremy Porter



  1. Agenda Bashing
  2. IPv6 Policy
  3. ICANN Reform Proposal
  4. CLEW
    • Where do we go from here
    • Create working groups with a smaller scope to address specific education issues
  5. Lame Delegation
  6. Adjourn

Advisory Council Chairman Alec Peterson called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m. PDT. Roll call attendance was taken.

Review Agenda.

Agenda was reviewed and accepted with CJW requesting to add Micro Allocation.

IPv6 Policy.

After a brief discussion, the AC decided on the following: BR moved to recommend moving forward on the interim IPv6 policy document adopting the language of this interim policy with exceptions to the language, specifically, further investigation of the language regarding lease licenses and routability. This was seconded by BD.

CJW expressed concern regarding the text in the interim document on subsequent allocation. BR then moved to accept a friendly amendment that in addition to specific language of lease licenses and routability, further investigation is needed on subsequent allocation as it is currently written in the interim document due to lack of consensus. This was seconded by BD. AP called for any further discussion. There being no further discussion, the motion passed unanimously. The new motion reads: Recommend moving forward on interim IPv6 document adopting the language of the interim policy with the following exceptions to the language, specifically, lease licenses and routability. In addition, there does not seem to be consensus on subsequent allocation as written in the interim policy document.

Micro Allocation Policy.

Discussion ensued on this issue and the Council decided on the following:

ARIN will make micro-allocations to critical infrastructure providers of the Internet, including public exchange points, core DNS service providers (e.g. ICANN-sanctioned root, gTLD, and ccTLD operators) as well as the RIRs and IANA. These allocations will be no longer than a /24 using ipv4 or a /48 using IPv6. Multiple allocations may be granted in certain situations.

Exchange point allocations MUST be allocated from specific blocks reserved only for this purpose. All other micro-allocations WILL be allocated out of other blocks reserved for micro-allocation purposes. ARIN will make a list of these blocks publicly available.

Exchange point operators must provide justification for the allocation, including: connection policy, location, other participants (minimum of two total), ASN, and contact information. ISPs and other organizations receiving these micro-allocations will be charged under the ISP fee schedule, while end users will be charged under the fee schedule for end users. This policy does not preclude exchange point operators from requesting address space under other policies.

JB moved to accept the language as written, and was seconded by MK. AP called for any further discussion. There being no further discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

ICANN Reform Proposal.

RP suggested this item be moved to the end of the agenda for discussion. All were in agreement.


Where do we go from here? After much discussion AP asked for volunteers to create a document for the AC in formulating discussions and indicating objectives and milestones for CLEW. This would then be discussed via teleconference in the future. The task force volunteers are BD, JS JB, and DM. A draft mission statement and action item list will be ready for discussion by May 5th.

Lame Delegation.

CJW moved to table item this for the next meeting. This was seconded by JS.

ICANN Reform Proposal.

The Council discussed their opinions and thoughts on the subject. RP gave an update on the RIRs positions, which can be found on the ARIN website. BR interjected that Louis Touton had requested the ASO AC to prepare a statement on their thoughts by the ICANN meeting in June and requested all Council members to voice any concerns or provide feedback.

Adjournment: JS then moved to adjourn. This was seconded by BD. There being no objections, the meeting adjourned at 8:29 pm. PDT.