Board Meeting:

Thursday, 23 October 2003
Chicago, IL



  • John Curran, Chairman
  • Scott Bradner, Secretary
  • David Conrad, Trustee
  • Lee Howard, Treasurer
  • Bill Manning, Trustee
  • Ray Plzak, President
  • Bill Woodcock, Trustee

ARIN Staff:

  • Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary
  • Steve Ryan, ARIN Counsel
  • Ian Ballon, ARIN Counsel

1. Welcome and Agenda Bashing

The Chair called the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m. CDT. The presence of a quorum was noted. The Chair asked if there were any comments on the Agenda. Lee Howard requested adding a discussion on the budget under Any Other Business. Ray Plzak requested the issue be discussed before the Executive Session. The Chair added Lee’s request as Item 3.b.

2. Discussion of the Numbers Resource Organization Memorandum of Understanding (NRO MoU)

Discussion ensued with Scott Bradner stating that he wanted to ensure the revised document was made public before signing the document. It was agreed to convene another meeting on October 24, 2003 to accept the document after its review on the Public Policy Mail List (PPML). Bill Manning stated that he could not attend the meeting and waived notice of the meeting as provided for in Article VI, Section 11 of the ARIN Bylaws.

The proposed MoU was then discussed. After the discussion, the sense of the Board was to accept the MoU contingent upon receipt of public comments regarding the revised text. These comments would be reviewed at the October 24, 2003 meeting, at which time the Board would decide whether to accept the proposed NRO MoU.

The Chair asked that the edits discussed be made, that the RIRs be made aware of them, and that the document be posted to the PPML. The Board agreed to then reconvene at 7:30 a.m. CDT, October 24, 2003 to consider the document.

3. Discussion of the Address Supporting Organization Memorandum of Understanding (ASO MoU)

Ray stated he believed it should be left as-is, as there was ample opportunity for people to review it. The Board agreed.

3b. Budget Discussion

Lee Howard provided information regarding the Finance Committee's budget adjustments. The budget will be discussed at the Board meeting on November 11, 2003.

4. Executive Session

The Board entered executive session at 1:00 p.m. CDT to discuss changing ARIN General Counsel. The Board returned from executive session at 1:28 p.m. CDT

Scott Bradner moved that:

“The ARIN Board instruct the President to discharge General Counsel.”

This was seconded by Lee Howard. The motion passed unanimously.

David Conrad moved that:

“The ARIN Board recognize Dennis Molloy and the firm of Hanson and Molloy for their contribution and efforts put forth on behalf of ARIN.”

This was seconded by Bill Manning. The motion passed unanimously.

Scott Bradner moved that:

“The ARIN Board appoint a committee to annually review the performance of ARIN general counsel.”

This was seconded by David Conrad. The Chair asked if any of the current Board committees could accomplish this task. Scott replied that this task was not appropriate for any of the current committees. It was agreed that this issue would be tabled until the Board meeting scheduled for November 11, 2003. Scott Bradner withdrew the motion.

5. Any Other Business

There was no other business.

6. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 1:38 p.m. CDT. Scott Bradner moved to adjourn and this was seconded by Lee Howard. The motion passed unanimously.