Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

Thursday, 15 June 2006



  • Ron da Silva (RD), Chair          
  • Alec Peterson (AP), Vice Chair
  • Dan Alexander (DA)                                                     
  • Paul Andersen (PA)      
  • Marla Azinger (MA)     
  • Leo Bicknell (LB)         
  • Bill Darte (BD)             
  • Mark Kosters (MK)      
  • Matt Pounsett (MP)                  
  • Lea Roberts (LR)          
  • Robert Seastrom (RS)   
  • Stacy Taylor (ST)

ARIN Staff:

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

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen Ryan


  • Cathy Aronson
  • Alex Rubenstein
  • Suzanne Woolf

1. Welcome

The Vice Chair stated he would be serving as the Acting Chair as the Chair was unavailable. The Vice Chair called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m. EDT.  The presence of quorum was noted.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Vice Chair called for any comments.  There were no comments. He then requested a brief update from Counsel on any litigation issues to be added under any other business. Counsel agreed.

3. Approval of the Minutes

MK moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of May 4, 2006 as written."

This was seconded by MP.  The motion carried unanimously.

ST moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of May 25, 2006 as written."

This was seconded by PA.  The motion carried unanimously.

4. Policy Proposal 2006-1: Residential Customer Privacy

MA stated that she had made suggestions to the author on the text, but has not gotten a response as of yet. ST stated that she spoke to the author during the recent NANOG meeting in San Jose, CA and the author stated he was considering MA's suggestions.

5. Policy Proposal 2006-2: Micro-Allocations for Internal Infrastructure

ST stated that her action on this item was to split the existing policy from the new policy and that this is currently in progress.

6. Policy Proposal 2006-3: Capturing Originations in Templates

MK stated he and SW spoke with the author to revise the policy and the next step is to incorporate comments made into the document.

7. Update to the Language of the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM)

BD moved that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council, having reviewed the proposed version 2006.2 of the ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual, finds that the changes made incorporate the language of Policy Proposals 2005-1:Provider-Independent IPv6 Assignments for End Sites, 2005-8: Proposal to amend ARIN IPv6 Assignment and Utilization Requirement and, 2005-9: 4-Byte AS Number, as adopted by the ARIN Board of Trustees, and recommends that the ARIN Board of Trustees adopt version 2006.2 of the NRPM."

This was seconded by PA. The Vice Chair called for any comments. LR stated that she noticed some changes had not been incorporated correctly, noting an error in one section regarding initial allocations. She also noted in Section 6.5.8: "direct assignments from ARIN to end sites" should be stated as "end users" not "end sites" based on the discussion on the PPML. She stated it should probably read "direct assignments from ARIN to end user organizations." PA also noted some issues as well. 

4:16 RS joined the call at this time (4:16 p.m. EDT).

RP suggested the motion be withdrawn and requested LR to email him with a list of revisions. He stated he would forward her email to ARIN staff, and commented that there was still time to complete this revision process before the policies were implemented. RP noted that the AC could vote on it at their next regularly scheduled meeting on July 20. The Board could then meet shortly thereafter, via teleconference, to ratify the new version of the NRPM. All agreed. 

RP asked the AC to review the language one more time to make sure there was nothing more that needed revising.

BD withdrew his motion as stated. The Vice Chair called for any objections. There were no objections.

8. Any Other Business

The Vice Chair called for any other business.  The Chair joined the call at this time (4:20 p.m. EDT).  Counsel provided a privileged and work product protected briefing to the Council on current litigation matters.

The Vice Chair continued to Chair the meeting and called for any further business to be discussed.

MP reminded the AC that he had the task of removing the best practices portion of the NRPM but that he had not been able to get that done yet. He stated he would work on it.  RP stated it would be added the Agenda for the next AC meeting. The Vice Chair called for any further business to be discussed.

DA requested feedback from the AC in an email he had sent to them regarding how to bring forth better opinions on the PPML. RP stated that ARIN's Member Services Department (MSD) is working on several ways to increase participation on the PPML. He suggested that DA speak with MSD work together on the idea. DA agreed.

9. Adjournment

The Vice Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:28 p.m. EDT.  PA moved to adjourn and this was seconded by MP. The motion carried unanimously.