Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Thursday, 06 September 2018



  • Paul Andersen, Chair
  • Bill Sandiford, Vice Chair
  • Dan Alexander, Trustee
  • Nancy Carter, Treasurer
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Patrick Gilmore, Trustee
  • Aaron Hughes, Trustee

Note Taker:

  • Therese Simcox

ARIN Staff:

  • Richard Jimmerson, CIO

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan, Esq.

1. Welcome & Agenda Review

The Chair called the meeting to order at 3:03 p.m. EDT.  The presence of a quorum was noted.  The Chair reviewed the Agenda with the Board.

2. ARIN Wait List Processing

The President stated that the guidance from the Board's strategic workshop in August was to bring this topic to the community at ARIN 42 in October, and to apprise the ARIN Advisory Council in order for them to consider policy changes. At the time of the Board's workshop, the Board made no decision to stop issuing resources per the waiting list policy. The President explained that issuance occurs at the end of each quarter, and that the Q3 issuance would be rather sizable, to nearly 100 parties on the waiting list.  The President also supplied the Board additional information after the workshop regarding potential misuse of the waiting list policy.

The President stated that upon review of the size of the issuance and misuse potential with the Chair and General Counsel, it was felt that a Board call was warranted to review the waiting list policy again and to consider if it was necessary to suspend the policy. The President referred to a slide deck previously provided to the Board.

The President stated that the data showed that a small number of blocks issued may have been obtained for a use not compatible with the waiting list policy but the blocks involved were sizable. He believed the benefit of maintaining the policy as-is outweighed suspending policy for now, but the President stated that the community should consider reviewing the policy at ARIN 42.

Counsel agreed,stating that the data recently provided does not warrant suspending the policy. He noted that suspension would affect a large number of requestors.

The Chair called for anyone wanting to make a motion to suspend the policy. There were no comments; therefore, the Chair stated that it was the sense of the Board that staff continue to implement the policy as currently written, and that staff present the matter as part of the policy experience report at ARIN 42 for community comment. The policy will remain in effect and allocations will be made as usual.

The Chair called for any other business. The President stated that he appreciated the Board coming together on short notice to discuss and gain clarity on the matter.

3. Adjournment

The Chair entertained a motion to adjourn at 3:12 p.m. EDT. Patrick Gilmore moved to adjourn, seconded by Aaron Hughes. The meeting adjourned with no objections.