Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

Thursday, 20 April 2006



  • Alec Peterson (AP), Vice Chair  
  • Dan Alexander (DA)     
  • Paul Andersen (PA)                              
  • Cathy Aronson (CA)
  • Marla Azinger (MA)    
  • Leo Bicknell (LB)                     
  • Bill Darte (BD)
  • Mark Kosters (MK)      
  • Matt Pounsett (MP)                  
  • Lea Roberts (LR)                      
  • Robert Seastrom (RS)
  • Stacy Taylor (ST)
  • Suzanne Woolf (SW)

ARIN Staff:

  • Einar Bohlin (EB), Policy Analyst                                                           
  • Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary
  • Nate Davis, Director of Operations
  • Richard Jimmerson (RJ), Director of External Relations  
  • Ray Plzak (RP), President & CEO

ARIN Board:

  • John Curran (JC), Chair
  • Lee Howard (LH), Treasurer

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen Ryan


  • Ron da Silva


  • Alex Rubenstein

1. Welcome

The Vice Chair called the meeting to order at 4:02 P.M. EDT. The presence of a quorum was noted, acknowledging apologies from the Chair.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Vice Chair called for any comments. There were no comments.

3. Discussion of Proposed Policy entitled: "Bulk WHOIS Agreement Expiration Clarification"

CA stated she spoke with the author, Bill Woodcock, who is making small changes and wants to move forward with it. Discussion ensued with regard to whether this type of change should be moved through the policy proposal process, or whether the AC should recommend it to the Board for review. After discussing,

LB moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council forwards this policy proposal to the next step of the policy process."

This was seconded by CA. The Chair called for discussion. 

PA suggested a friendly amendment to also send this proposal to the Board for review. This was seconded by CA. LB accepted this friendly amendment. The Chair called for discussion. A brief discussion followed.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

The Vice Chair asked the President to assign a formal policy number to this proposal. The President stated he would do so and will also put the subject matter of this proposal on Board's Agenda. All agreed.

CA stated she would work with author and RS also volunteered.

4. ARIN Litigation Matters

ARIN Counsel briefed the AC on ARIN litigation matters

5. Any Other Business

The Vice Chair called for any other business. RP reminded the AC that there is a Last Call in progress and the period ends on April 28th. The next AC meeting will be May 4th. CA stated she would be unable to make that meeting.

6. Adjournment

The Vice Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:57 p.m. EDT.  ST moved to adjourn, and this was seconded by BD.  The motion carried unanimously.