Board Meeting:

Tuesday, 29 March 2011


  • Timothy Denton, Chair
  • Paul Andersen, Treasurer
  • Scott Bradner, Vice Chair
  • Vint Cerf, Trustee
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Paul Vixie, Secretary

Minute Taker:

  • Therese Colosi

ARIN Staff:

  • Michael Abejuala, Staff Attorney
  • Nate Davis, COO
  • Bob Stratton, CFO

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan, Esq.


  • Bill Woodcock

1. Welcome

The Chair called the meeting to order at 3:06 p.m. EDT. The presence of quorum was noted and welcomed everyone.

2. Agenda Bashing

The Chair called for comments. There were no comments.

3. ARIN Response to NTIA/IANA Notice of Inquiry (NoI)

The President explained that the response to the IANA NoI will need to be submitted in the next two 2 days. The President sent ARIN’s response to the Board’s list for review yesterday, and it needs the Board’s approval. Scott Bradner asked if everyone had reviewed the President’s submission. All had reviewed it. The President stated he had incorporated all of the Board members comments.

The Chair asked for a summary of the basic point of the response. The President briefly explained that the response indicates ARIN’s support for another round of the IANA contract, or cooperative agreement, and that, in general, the functions should stay together.  Vint Cerf stated he felt it very important that the naming of the RIRs in the response, and in the instrument of the agreement between the NTIA and ICANN is indicated, as it will cover the activities of the RIRs. He also wanted to see a longer term of this contract, than the annual renewal.

Due to technical difficulties Paul Vixie left the call at this time (3:12 p.m. EDT).

It was moved by Scott Bradner and seconded by Vint Cerf that:

"The ARIN Board supports ARIN’s response to the NTIA/IANA NoI."

The motion carried with no objections.

4. ARIN Approval of Number Resource Organizations (NRO) Response to NTIA/IANA NoI

It was confirmed the Board had reviewed the NRO response. It was the sense of the Board that this response was satisfactory.

It was moved by Scott Bradner and seconded by Paul Andersen that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees, having reviewed the Number Resource Organization’s response to the NTIA/IANA Notice of Inquiry, hereby directs the President to convey ARIN's approval to the NRO."

The Chair called for any discussion.  There were no comments.

The motion carried with no objections.

5. ARIN General Counsel Update

Counsel provided an attorney-client privileged briefing to the Board.

Paul Vixie rejoined the meeting at this time (3:28 p.m. EDT).  The President briefly provided him with an overview of the meeting in progress.

6. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business. 

A) Staff Change at ARIN. The President announced that Mr. Richard Jimmerson has decided to leave ARIN after 13 years, and that he had achieved much in his tenure. ARIN will maintain an excellent relationship with Richard, who will continue working in the Internet industry.

B) Media. The President stated that ARIN has received numerous press and media inquiries regarding transfers. He informed the Board that ARIN would submit a press release tomorrow clarifying ARIN’s position.

7. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 3:46 p.m. EDT. It was moved by Vint Cerf and seconded by Scott Bradner to adjourn. Hearing no objections, the Chair adjourned the meeting.