Board Meeting:

Thursday, 25 October 2012
Dallas, Texas


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

Note Taker:

  • Nate Davis, COO

ARIN Staff:

  • Nate Davis, COO
  • Bob Stratton, CFO

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan, Esq.

1. Welcome & Agenda Review

The Chair called the meeting to order at 7:40 a.m. CDT. The presence of quorum was noted.

2. Approval of the Minutes

Chair to lead. It was moved by Paul Vixie, and seconded by Scott Bradner, that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees approves the Minutes of 01 October 2012, as written."

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

The motion carried with no objections.

3. Review of the ARIN 2011 990 Tax Form Filing

The Board reviewed the filing to be submitted. Scott Bradner noted the requirements are that either the Board, or a subcommittee of the Board, is to review a copy of the Form 990; and, that each Board member is to receive a copy, and noted that both of these had been done. The President stated that the Form 990 would be filed by November 14, 2012.  All conditions have been met for it to be filed.

4. Legal Update

ARIN General Counsel provided an attorney-client privileged brief to the Board on ARIN's legal matters.

4. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business.

Review of ARIN Board Governance Committee Report (GovCom).

Paul Andersen (as GovCom Chair) reviewed the outcome of the GovCom meeting. The President circulated the report to the Board.  Mr. Andersen reviewed the highlights of the report including consideration of term limits, expansion of the voter base of the Advisory Council to more than just ARIN Members and potential publishing of Board agendas in advance of meetings.

Board Term Limits.

The Board discussed term limits for its members and members of the ARIN AC. No consensus was reached. It was the sense of the Board that additional input on the matter would be obtained through the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP). The President stated he would draft the language for the consultation.

Board Meeting Agendas and Documents.

The Board discussed posting their agenda (after approval by the Chair) in advance of their meetings. There was Board consensus in support of the public pre-publication of the Board's agenda. The Board was split on the question of the pre-publication of supporting materials.

Board Standing Committees. 

The question was raised if the GovCom should be a Board standing committee. It was the sense of the Board that it should be. The President indicated that appropriate materials would be prepared to make the GovCom a standing committee performing tasks as assigned by the Board.

5. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 8:53 a.m. CDT. Scott Bradner moved to adjourn, seconded by John Curran. The meeting adjourned with no objections.