Board Meeting:

Friday, 14 May 2004



  • John Curran, Acting President
  • Scott Bradner, Acting Chair
  • David Conrad, Trustee
  • Lee Howard, Treasurer
  • Bill Manning, Trustee
  • Bill Woodcock, Trustee

ARIN Staff

  • Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary
  • Susan Hamlin, Director of Member Services
  • Richard Jimmerson, Director of Operations

ARIN Counsel

  • Stephen Ryan

1. Welcome

Scott Bradner called the meeting to order at 10:06 a.m. EDT. The presence of a quorum was noted.

2. Agenda Bashing

Scott Bradner called for any comments. There were no comments.

3. Discussion of Registry of Legacy Resources

Discussion ensued with the Board expressing their opinions, concerns and suggestions. After discussing, it was the sense of the Board that this topic be closed now, and possibly revisited after the first year cycle of recently adopted maintenance fees for legacy address allocations could be evaluated.

4. Trustee Voluntary Resignation Letter Update

Steve Ryan provided a brief update stating that the draft would be available at the next scheduled Board meeting.

5. NRO Update

Counsel discussed legal aspects of the NRO. John Curran gave an update stating that he recently attended the ASO GM in Amsterdam during the RIPE meeting. He stated that in general the NRO had made substantial progress, and was successfully organized with an Executive Committee and subcommittees. He stated the NRO had a logo and was becoming recognized. In regard to a Numbering Council underneath the Executive Council, both John and Lee Howard were supportive of transitioning the current ASO AC into the role due to their success as an established organization, their experience, and their already established Trustee selection process.

John further stated that the matter of what work the NRO subcommittees should take up is currently in active discussion.

6. Interim Management Update

John Curran provided an update to the Board.

7. ARIN Sub-Regional Meeting Update

Susan Hamlin provided an update stating that the meeting announcement had been made, and that currently there are six attendees outside of ARIN participants, four attendees from the hosting organization, and one non-subscriber to ARIN from the Tanzania Telecommunications Organization. She was not concerned about the attendance at this point in time because the pre-registrations were at a level similar to what had been the case for regular ARIN meetings in the past. She also stated that ARIN sent a separate invitation to the members in the Africa region.

In an ongoing effort to make regional training more multi-lateral, Bill Woodcock reported that there would be one day of DNS Ops training, one day of ISP and IX Ops Economics training, the one-day ARIN Sub-regional meeting (on Wednesday June 23, 2004), and one day of optional events sponsored by the local host on Thursday.

He explained that this format would alleviate the financial burden to attendees with limited budgets having to travel multiple times to different trainings, thus making attending the trainings convenient for them. The Board thought this approach was a good idea.

8. Discussion of the next regularly scheduled Board meeting

John Curran stated it would be held in San Diego, CA during the next IETF meeting, in the evening of August 3, 2004. Scott Bradner mentioned the possibility of another Board teleconference prior that meeting date.

9. Any Other Business

Scott Bradner called for any other business. There were no comments.

10. Adjournment

Scott Bradner entertained a motion to adjourn at 11:01 a.m. PDT. Lee Howard moved to adjourn, and this was seconded by John Curran. The motion carried unanimously.