Board Meeting:

Tuesday, 06 April 2004



  • 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
  • Susan Hamlin, Director of Member Services

ARIN Counsel:

  • Steve Ryan

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. EDT. The presence of a quorum via role call vote, noting that Bill Woodcock was not on the call at this time.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Chair reviewed the agenda and called for comments. There were no comments. Bill Woodcock joined the call at 2:10 p.m. EDT.

3. ASO MoU Update

Ray Plzak gave a brief update on the progress of the document: A letter of Intent was signed during the recent LACNIC meeting in Montevideo. This was done in order to get a progress report to the public and enforce a public comment period. He explained that in the ARIN region it can be found on the ARIN website at the NRO link, and interested parties can post their comments at The document will also be discussed during ARIN XIII in Vancouver. After the meeting, it will be posted for last call with a closing date of May 5, 2004. Finally, there will be a meeting of the Board to adopt the MOU.

He further stated that in the RIPE NCC region, the comment period is also now open and will be discussed at the upcoming RIPE NCC meeting in May. In the LACNIC region there is an email comment period currently open, and in the APNIC region, since they are not going to have a meeting by the May timeframe, they have had a sixty-day comment period currently in effect and it will end by May 31st.

Ray stated that if there were no substantial changes to the document, it could potentially be signed after the end of May, otherwise the next possible time would be during the ICANN meeting in Kuala Lumpur in July.

4. Release of Funds to ICANN

Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees release 50% of the funds held in escrow to ICANN."

This was seconded by Lee Howard. The Chair called for comments. Discussion ensued to include how the release of funds was handled in the ARIN region and in the other registries.

Ray Plzak suggested amending the motion to read:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees release 50% of the funds to ICANN held in escrow as of April 1, 2004."

He explained this amendment reflected the date the Letter of Intent was signed. Scott accepted the amendment. The Chair called for a roll call vote. Motion carried unanimously.

Discussion ensued regarding the remaining 50% of the funds.

Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees authorizes the release of the remaining funds in escrow to ICANN, at the discretion of the President, consistent with an encouragement to sign the IANA Contract."

This was seconded by Ray Plzak. Discussion ensued with all in agreement. The Chair called for a roll call vote. The motion carried unanimously.

5. Selection Process for ARIN Appointee to ASO AC

Susan Hamlin joined the meeting at this time since she would be administering this process.

Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees adopts the 'Procedure for Selecting the ARIN Appointee to the ASO AC' as proposed."

This was seconded by Bill Woodcock. Ray Plzak briefed the Board on the process and discussion ensued with revisions being made.

It was suggested that the revisions be incorporated into the document and it be revisited during the meeting in Vancouver. Scott Bradner tabled his previous motion to adopt the document until that time. The Chair called for any objections to tabling the motion. There were no objections.

6. Any Other Business

The Chair called any other business. There was no other business.

7. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 3:50 p.m. EDT. Lee Howard moved to adjourn, and this was seconded by Scott Bradner. The motion carried unanimously.