Board Meeting: 18 December 1998


  • Scott Bradner
  • John Curran
  • Ken Fockler
  • Kim Hubbard, ARIN President
  • Michael Straty
  • Don Telage
  • Dennis Molloy, ARIN Counsel
  • Mary K. Lee, Notetaker

John Curran, Chairman, called the Meeting to order at 2:35 p.m. Doug Humphrey was not in attendance. The agenda included the following items: Proposed amended bylaws, Address Supporting Organization (ASO) for ICANN, and IPv6 time frame and process.

Proposed amended bylaws. It was noted that counsel has amended the bylaws as instructed and that the proposed changes include input from the Advisory Council (AC). Scott Bradner moved that the amended bylaws be accepted and Mike Straty seconded this motion. After some discussion and clarification concerning the proposed changes to the bylaw, John Curran noted that a motion was on the table and called for a vote. The vote was unanimous with Scott Bradner, John Curran, Mike Straty and Don Telage all in favor. These changes will take effect on December 18, 1998.

ASO timeline. Kim Hubbard stated that RIPE and APNIC would like the structure of the ASO to include three members, RIPE, APNIC and ARIN, the three regional registries. The board discussed how ARIN should work with RIPE and APNIC on the ASO proposal. Scott noted that the proposal for the ASO will be posted on the ICANN website for comments and that public support for the ASO is needed. The next meeting of the ICANN Board will be in Singapore on March 2, 1999. Kim recommended that ARIN work with RIPE and APNIC on the ASO proposal and then send it to the AC for input. The Board was supportive of this undertaking.

Don Telage noted the issue of the requirement for openness that is described in the ICANN Bylaws. John Curran, as Chairman of the Board, will send a message to the GAR mailing list stating that ARIN has some concerns about the current proposal from RIPE and APNIC meeting the openness requirements of the ICANN bylaws. He will also suggest that maybe a subset of ARIN's Board meet with the Boards of the other registries. Don Telage stated that he would be interested in participating.

IPv6 timeframe and process. Scott noted that the IAB has requested that IANA allocate a chunk of IPv6 address space to each registry.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:25 p.m.