Special Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


  • Paul Vixie, Chair
  • Paul Andersen, Trustee
  • Scott Bradner, Treasurer
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Timothy Denton, Trustee
  • Lee Howard, Secretary
  • Bill Woodcock, Trustee

Minute Taker:

  • Therese Colosi

ARIN Staff:

  • Nate Davis, COO

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 3:03 p.m. EDT. The presence of quorum was noted. It was noted Bill Woodcock would be delayed.

2. Draft Policy Ratification

At their meeting on July 15, 2010, the ARIN Advisory Council recommended the ARIN Board adopt the following Draft Policy 2010-1: Waiting List for Unmet IPv4 Requests.

It was moved by Scott Bradner, and seconded by Lee Howard, that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees, based on the recommendation of the ARIN Advisory Council, and noting that the Policy Development Process has been followed, adopts Draft Policy 2010-1: Waiting List for Unmet IPv4 Requests."

The Chair called for discussion. The President noted that, per staff comments, that there is language calling for ARIN’s discretion with respect to multiple requests and that staff judgment will be required.  Staff is comfortable with this and will create internal guidelines although it is not typical in policies.

He noted General Counsel comments said it was useful to have a system for prioritization of resources when they become unavailable if it would permit more consistent administration by ARIN.

Paul Andersen asked staff to comment if they were comfortable with the amount of operational detail in the policy. The President explained that it does have more implementation to it than typical policies, but this issue is ‘new ground’ and when ARIN eventually has outstanding requests and no resources to serve them, this initial operational guidance on handling the queue will be beneficial.

Bill Woodcock joined at this time (3:07 pm EDT).

The Chair updated him on the discussion and called for any further comments. There were no further comments.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

Although not on the agenda, the Chair asked for any other business items.

The President presented updated information to the Board regarding their upcoming workshop later this month, and information regarding increasing public interest in the address transfer policy.

3. Adjournment

Scott Bradner made a motion to adjourn, which was seconded by Lee Howard; being no objections, the meeting was adjourned at 3:11 p.m. EDT.