Board Meeting:

Wednesday, 29 September 2004



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

ARIN Staff

  • Therese Colosi, Recording Secretary

ARIN Counsel

  • Steve Ryan


  • Bill Woodcock

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. EDT. The presence of a quorum was noted via roll call. The Chair also noted the presence of counsel.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Chair called for any comments. Ray Plzak requested that the Chair update the Board on vendor disputes. It was agreed to add this as item 4a., under Any Other Business.

3. ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM)

Scott Bradner moved that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees adopts the ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM)."

This was seconded by Lee Howard.

The Chair called for any comments. Ray Plzak gave an update on the history of this document noting that the AC had formed committees to review pertinent portions of the document, and came back to ARIN staff with edits that were only grammatical and did not change the language of any of the policies. The document was then further reviewed by the AC, and recommended to the Board for adoption during the AC’s September 27, 2004 teleconference. It was noted that it is the assertion of the President and the AC that this is only a reformatting of existing policy statements.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call vote.

4. Any Other Business

The Chair asked if there were any other topics that needed discussion. Scott Bradner requested a discussion on the U.N. Working Group. This was added as item 4b.

  1. Vendor Disputes. The Chair gave an update to the Board.
  2. U.N. Working Group. Scott Bradner noted that the NRO had requested to be part of U.N. working group. Ray Plzak replied that he had made a statement on behalf of the NRO at the Consultation for the Working Group in Internet Governance held in Geneva September 20-21, 2004. He stated that the NRO had requested to be a full participant in the WGIG in order to express thoughts regarding technical management of Internet Number Resources.

Ray stated that the NRO had not asked to be part of the drafting team. He also confirmed that the NRO had contributed $50K to the WGIG Secretariat for the operation of the WGIG. Ray reminded the Board that this had been discussed at the ARIN Board Meeting in San Diego, CA on August 3, 2005.

5. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 5:23 p.m. EDT. Scott Bradner moved to adjourn and this was seconded by David Conrad. The motion carried unanimously.