Board Meeting:

Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Woods Hole, MA



  • Vint Cerf, Chair

  • Paul Andersen, Treasurer/Vice Chair

  • John Curran, President & CEO

  • Timothy Denton, Trustee
  • Aaron Hughes, Trustee

  • Paul Vixie, Secretary
  • Bill Woodcock, Trustee

Note Taker:

  • Thérèse Colosi

ARIN Staff:

  • Nate Davis, COO


  • Stephen Ryan, Esq

1. Welcome & Agenda Review

Welcome & Agenda Review. Paul Andersen as Acting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:48 a.m. EDT. The presence of quorum was noted.

2. Recognition of Robert Stratton

It was moved by Paul Andersen, and seconded by Paul Vixie, that:

"In memory and deep gratitude, the ARIN Board of Trustees hereby recognizes Bob Stratton for his long standing dedication, tireless efforts, and commitment to excellence as ARIN's Chief Financial Officer.  His humor, intelligence and strength are greatly missed."

The motion passed by acclamation.

3. Election of Chair

The Acting Chair stated that due to Tim Denton's resignation as Chair on 31 July 2013, the Board must elect a Chair for the remainder of 2013. Tim Denton nominated Vint Cerf. Vint accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations.       

Vint Cerf was elected Chairman of the Board unanimously. The Acting Chair turned the meeting over to the Chair.

4. Minutes of the 18 June 2013 Board Meeting

It was moved by Paul Vixie and seconded by Bill Woodcock, that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees accepts the Minutes of June 18, 2013, as written."

The motion carried with no objections.

5. Ratification of ARIN-Prop-186: Section 8.2 Reorganizations

At their meeting on 20 June 2013, the ARIN Advisory Council recommended that the Board approve this section as an editorial change to the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).

It was moved by John Curran, and seconded by Aaron Hughes, 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, accepts the proposal 'Section 8.2 Reorganizations,' as an editorial change."

The Chair called for discussion. There were no comments.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call vote.

6. IGF Bali - Funding

It was moved by John Curran, and seconded by Vint Cerf, that:

"Be it Resolved that, the ARIN Board of Trustees reaffirms its commitment to the Internet Governance Forum, and directs the President to work in cooperation with other entities, as appropriate, to provide additional financial support for the IGF 2013 conference taking place later this year in Bali, Indonesia."

The Chair called for discussion. The President provided an overview of the UN-endorsed IGF meeting and its funding. The Board discussed ARIN contributing some additional funding, in addition to the standing Number Resource Organization's (NRO) ongoing IGF support, in order to address the shortfall for the IGF Bali meeting.

After discussion, it was sense of the Board that ARIN pledge a one-time contribution of $50,000 to the IGF for the Bali meeting on the condition that the IGF provide public accounting on its website of contributions and expenditures.  The President indicated that he would draft a communication to that effect for the Board's review.

The motion carried unanimously via roll call.

7. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business. Counsel requested providing a legal update to the Board. The Chair agreed. Counsel provided an attorney-client privileged briefing to the Board.

8. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 10:19 a.m. EDT. Paul Andersen moved to adjourn, seconded by Aaron Hughes. The meeting adjourned with no objections.