Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

Thursday, 16 September 2010



  • John Sweeting, Chair
  • Scott Leibrand (SL), Vice Chair 
  • Dan Alexander (DA) 
  • Cathy Aronson (CA)
  • Marla Azinger (MA) 
  • Marc Crandall (MC)
  • Bill Darte (BD)
  • David Farmer (DF)
  • Stacy Hughes (SH)
  • Bill Sandiford (BS)
  • Heather Schiller (HS)
  • Robert Seastrom (RS)
  • Tom Zeller (TZ) 

Minute Taker

  • Therese Colosi

ARIN Staff:

  • Einar Bohlin, Policy Analyst
  • Nate Davis, Chief Operations Officer
  • Leslie Nobile, Director, Registration Services


  • Paul Vixie, Chair

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan


  • Owen DeLong, Chris Morrow

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. EDT. The presence of quorum was noted.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Chair called for comments. The Chair stated the discussion on Item 4 would be delayed to give OD time to join the call, since he was the author of Draft Policy 2010-13. The Board Chair stated he would like to briefly present an update on legal matters.

3. Approval of the Minutes

It was moved by ST, and seconded by RS, that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of August 19, 2010, as written"

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

4. Draft Policy 2010-13: Permitted Uses of Space Reserved under NRPM 4.10

Discussion delayed.

5. Draft Policy 2010-14: Standardize IP Reassignment Registration Requirements

The Chair noted that the staff and legal review has been done. MA stated the AC Wiki has the latest version. CA stated that she spoke with the author and that the author is prepared to present it at the ARIN XXVI Meeting.

6. Draft Policy 2010-9: IPv6 for 6rd

MA stated minor changes have been made based on staff comments and clarifications, and that it will be posted on 9/17/10 to the AC for review. It will then be posted to the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) before the deadline per the Policy Development Process (PDP).

7. Draft Policy 2010-12: IPv6 Subsequent Allocation

MA stated there had been no changes and this policy is ready for presentation at the ARIN XXVI Meeting.

8. Draft Policy 2010-10: Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post-Exhaustion

BD stated that the author has sent comments and changes and that BD also edited one paragraph with minor non-substantive revisions. He stated the author confirmed it was satisfactory. BD sent the text to the AC for review and stated the AC Wiki will be updated.

DF noted that he recently attended the APNIC meeting in Australia and that the transfer restriction language is a sticking point for the region.  Discussion ensued on whether this would impact the policy as currently written and if it should be changed.

BD noted that this draft policy had been seriously promoted and vetted on the PPML and he was comfortable with the text moving forward.  He also noted that Martin Hannigan, of the ICANN ASO AC, has presented this text numerous times and has updated it multiple times based on staff comments, comments from the other regions, and the PPML.

It was the sense of the AC that if such a change were needed, it would need to go before the ARIN community at the upcoming ARIN Meeting.

BD stated he would post the text as final to the PPML.

9.  Draft Policy 2010-11: Required Resource Reviews

 As OD was unavailable, MC reported that there had not been much activity on the PPML and that it was ready for presentation at ARIN XXVI.  BD agreed. The Chair further noted that OD had not posted any further changes, and did not anticipate any further changes.

10. Draft Policy 2010-8: Rework of IPv6 Assignment Criteria

DF stated that there had been numerous changes made to the text, which had been posted on the AC Wiki and AC mailing list since 9/14/10.  The revised text needs to have a staff and legal review performed before the deadline per the PDP. Staff noted this would be done.

The Chair called for Item 4 to be discussed at this time, noting that OD was unable to be on the call.

4. Draft Policy 2010-13: Permitted Uses of Space Reserved under NRPM 4.10

 It was noted that this was a petitioned draft policy under the control of the petitioner.  Given that OD was unable to be on the call, SL stated that updates were made by OD and posted to the AC’s Wiki with a fair amount of changes.  He stated that he believed OD has finished revising the text.  The Chair agreed noting that OD has put much effort into this draft policy.

The text needs to have a staff and legal assessment performed. It was noted that time is of the essence and the Chair stated he would be available to staff to assist if needed.  The Chair stated he would inform OD that staff needs the final version by 9/17/10.

11.  Any Other Business

The ARIN Board Chair and Counsel provided the AC a briefing on ARIN legal matters.

12. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:42 p.m. EDT. It was moved to adjourn by SH and seconded by RS. The motion carried with no objections.