Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

Thursday, 16 May 2013


Advisory Council Attendees:

  • John Sweeting, Chair (JSw)
  • Dan Alexander, Vice Chair (DA)
  • Cathy Aronson (CA)
  • Kevin Blumberg (KB)
  • Bill Darte (BD)
  • Owen DeLong (OD)
  • David Farmer (DF)
  • Scott Leibrand (SL)
  • Bill Sandiford (BS)
  • Rob Seastrom (RS)
  • John Springer (JS)

Minute Taker

  • Einar Bohlin

ARIN Staff:

  • Michael Abejuela, Assoc. General Counsel

  • John Curran, President & CEO

  • Nate Davis, COO

ARIN General Counsel

  • Steve Ryan, Esq.


  • Heather Schiller


  • Chris Grundemann
  • Stacy Hughes
  • Milton Mueller

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The presence of quorum was noted.

2. Agenda Review

The Chair reviewed the agenda with the Council.

3. Approval of the Minutes

It was moved by OD, and seconded by BD, that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 24 April 2013, as written."

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

4. Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2012-2: IPv6 Subsequent Allocations Utilization Requirement

It was moved by CA, and seconded by JSp, that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council, having completed a successful policy development process for 'ARIN 2012-2: IPv6 Subsequent Allocations Utilization,' recommends it to the ARIN Board of Trustees for adoption."

The Chair called for discussion.  CA stated that the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) had been fairly quiet, and that the policy made sense. SL agreed.

The Chair called for a roll call vote.

The motion carried unanimously.

5. Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2013-1: Section 8.4 Inter-RIR Transfers of ASNs

The Chair noted that he had asked the Chair of the Address Supporting Organization (ASO AC) to assist in gathering input from the other regions. SL stated that he intended to take this to the upcoming Public Policy Consultation (PPC) to be held during the upcoming NANOG Meeting.

6. Draft Policy ARIN-2013-2: 3GPP Network IP Resource Policy

SL stated that he intended to take this to the upcoming PPC at NANOG; and he intends to revise the text.

7. ARIN-Prop-186: Section 8.2 Reorganizations

KB noted that the suggested editorial update was posted to PPML; and, the review period would end later this month. He stated the need to see the results of the discussion. DF requested that staff send a reminder, with regard to the list, before the review period expires. The President stated staff would do that a few days before the review period expired.

Counsel joined the call at this time (4:13 p.m. EDT).

8. ARIN-Prop-187: RIR Principles

It was moved by CA, and seconded by BD, that:

"The AC accepts prop-187 as a Draft Policy."

The Chair called for discussion, and reviewed the shepherd's initial review template, noting that the proposal was clear and in scope. The President pointed out that this topic could see significant discussion and requested that the AC be prepared to moderate as needed.

The Chair called for a roll call vote.

The motion carried unanimously.

9. ARIN-Prop-188: LIR/ISP and End-user definitions

KB stated that the problem statement was satisfactory, but he expected that the text would need further revisions.

It was moved by KB, and seconded by DF that:

"The AC accepts prop-188 as a Draft Policy."

The Chair called for further discussion. There were no further comments.

The Chair called for a roll call vote.

The motion carried unanimously.

10. Improve Communications Group (IC) Report

The Chair stated he had sent the document on decorum to ARIN staff for review. BD noted that the shepherd's roles were being finalized by the IC, and would soon be posted to the AC's list.

11. ARIN PPC at NANOG 58 in New Orleans

The Chair confirmed that BD, SL, KB, JSw, and CG would be in attendance. The President, Susan Hamlin and Einar Bohlin would be in attendance from ARIN, with ARIN Vice Chair, Paul Andersen, moderating the discussion.

The Chair noted that Draft Policies (DP) 2013-1, 2013-2 (SL to present), Prop-187 (CG to present) and Prop-188 (KB to present) would be on the PPC Agenda.

The President noted that all Recommended Draft Policy (RDP) text was currently frozen, per Policy Development Process (PDP) timeline, as the meeting was in two weeks. He requested that while DP text is technically not frozen, the AC please keep staff informed if changes are expected.

It was noted that in order to print documents, the deadline for text was ASAP. EB stated that he would inform the AC about the deadline for proposal text. The Chair noted that the AC could also provide an update on Prop-186.

DF requested a calendar invitation for the PPC. The Chair stated that he would send a note to the AC with regard to the event. The President indicated that staff would send an invitation to the AC, the week prior to the meeting.

12. Any Other Business

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

"The ARIN Advisory Council honors the memory of Robert Stratton.

The AC thanks Bob for many years of dedicated service to ARIN and the ARIN community.  Your financial leadership, good nature and good humor were an inspiration to us all and were vital in building ARIN into the organization that it is today.  We are saddened that you had to leave us and you are sorely missed.  You and your family will remain in our hearts and thoughts forever."

The motion passed unanimously by consent.

OD requested that this tribute also be reported in the e-mail of the AC's actions that staff sends out to the community.  All agreed.

13. Adjournment

The Chair called for adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. EDT with no objections.