Meeting of the ARIN Advisory Council

Thursday, 19 July 2018


Advisory Council Attendees:

  • Tina Morris, Chair (TM)
  • Owen DeLong (OD)
  • Amy Potter (AP)
  • Joe Provo (JP)
  • Kerrie Richards (KR)
  • Rob Seastrom (RS)
  • Alicia Trotman (AT)
  • Alison Wood (AW)
  • Chris Woodfield (CW)


  • Therese Simcox

ARIN Staff:

  • Michael Abejuela (MA), Assoc. General Counsel
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Nate Davis (ND), COO
  • Sean Hopkins (SHo), Policy Analyst
  • Richard Jimmerson (RJ), CIO
  • John Sweeting (JSw), Senior Director, Registration Services


  • Stephen M. Ryan, Esq.


  • David Farmer
  • Alyssa Moore
  • Leif Sawyer
  • John Springer
  • Chris Tacit

1. Welcome

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

2. Agenda Review

The Chair reviewed the agenda with the Council and called for any comments. There were no comments.

3. Approval of the Minutes

It was moved by JP, and seconded by AD, that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council approves the Minutes of 21 June 2018, as written."

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

4. Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2018-1: Allow Inter-Regional ASN Transfers

AW stated there was not much activity on the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML). She stated that one email was received that contained technical questions on ASNs and not transfers to another region. She is getting the policy ready for presenting at ARIN 42. AW stated that, if possible, she would move the policy to a last call period after ARIN 42.

5. Draft Policy ARIN-2018-2: Clarification to ISP Initial Allocation and Permit Renumbering

KR stated that on June 23 she posted the policy to the PPML for community feedback, however no specific feedback has been received. She will look to foster more conversation, but requested a brainstorming session for this draft policy with other AC members. The Chair stated SH would set that up and send out an invitation to the AC for participation. KR thanked the Chair.

6. Draft Policy ARIN-2018-3: Remove Reallocation Requirements for Residential Market Assignments

JP stated that there were no issues in the staff and legal assessment. He believed it  ready to move forward.

It was moved by JP, and sconded by OD that:

"The ARIN Advisory Council recommends 'Draft Policy ARIN-2018-3: Remove Reallocation Requirements for Residential Market Assignments' for adoption."

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried with all in favor, via roll call vote.

7. Draft Policy ARIN-2018-4: Clarification on IPv6 Sub-Assignments

CW stated that the revised policy text was sent to the PPML on Monday, following up on questions received. He has not receive any replies. CW stated he would continue to monitor the list. He noted that there is support for this in concept. He asked if the fact that no one has replied merits moving it forward due to initial support received. He stated he would like to request a staff and legal assessment.

OD stated that he believed the absence of any objections to the revised text indicated support. He believed any other revisions could be done at a later time. He was in favor of moving it forward.

AD stated he would like to see more public support since the language had been changed quite a bit. He did not believe the policy does a lot in the ARIN region, as it is a clarification. He reiterated that he would like to see more community support, to include the author's thoughts.

CW stated that at this time he only wanted a staff and legal assessment to be conducted by October - not to move the policy forward to recommended draft policy status.  AD thanked him for the clarification.

JP stated he liked the clarification of the text as written. He noted other policies that did receive feedback on revised text and he recommended that the policy shepherds ask the author for thoughts, and to foster conversation on the PPML.

CW requested the staff and legal assessment. The Chair stated she would facilitate it with staff.

8. ARIN-Prop-255: NRPM Cleanup

The Chair stated that both shepherds were currently unavailable on this call, but are in contact with the author; and, this will be ready for the next AC meeting.

The Chair reminded the AC to please ask for staff and legal assessments by the next AC meeting, and to make any motions for moving text forward as well, as the ARIN 42 meeting is not far away and deadlines need to be met, if desired.

9. Summary of Overdue Expense Reports

(Exhibit A)

The Chair reviewed the summary with the AC. OD stated his reports were under review with the Board.

10. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business items.

Status of 2017-12

AD asked about the status of 2017-12, as the Board had delayed action for a staff implementation impact assessement. The President explained that the Board would be considering it at their next meeting on 31 July.

Overdue Expenses

The President explained that with regard to overdue expenses, he reviews the ones he can, but when they are too late, they are forwarded to the Board for review per the travel policy.  The President strongly urges AC members to submit their expense reports in a timely manner.

Brainstorming Session

Since this meeting was at its end, OD suggested that perhaps the remaining time allotted could be used for the brainstorming session that KR had proposed.  However, due to a brief connectivity issue, KR had been disconnected from the call and was unable to conduct the session.

The Chair stated that a date and time will be proposed to the AC's list for those interested in participating in the brainstorming session.

11. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 4:26 p.m. EDT. OD moved to adjourn, seconded by CW. The meeting adjourned with no objections.