Meeting of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Thursday, 04 October 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia



  • Paul Andersen, Chair
  • Bill Sandiford, Vice Chair
  • Dan Alexander, Trustee
  • Nancy Carter, Treasurer
  • John Curran, President & CEO
  • Regenie Fraser, 2019 Board-Appointee
  • Patrick Gilmore, Secretary
  • Aaron Hughes, Trustee


  • Nate Davis, COO

ARIN Staff:

  • Richard Jimmerson, CIO

ARIN Counsel:

  • Stephen M. Ryan, Esq.

Guest Presenters:

  • Lynne Hamilton (Local Consultant)
  • Eric Lamoureaux (CAP Conseillers)

1. Welcome & Agenda Review

The Chair called the meeting to order at 7:52 a.m. PDT. The presence of a quorum was noted, and the Chair welcomed the two guest speakers. The Chair acknowledged 2019 Board-Appointee, Ms. Regenie Fraser, and welcomed her to the meeting.

2. Consent Agenda

  • Approval of the Minutes of August 22, 2018 (Exhibit A)
  • Approval of the Minutes of September 06, 2018 (Exhibit B)

It was moved by John Curran, and seconded by Bill Sandiford, that:

"The ARIN Board of Trustees approves the Consent Agenda, as presented."

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

The motion carried with no objections.

3. General Counsel Legal Update

Steve Ryan, ARIN General Counsel, welcomed everyone to Vancouver. He noted his 15th anniversary as Board Counsel to ARIN, expressing his appreciation for the opportunity to be of service to ARIN. 

Counsel briefly summarized ARIN's current level of engagement with all governments within its region, but focused the discussion on the two largest: Canada and the USA.  He emphasized the need to maintain strong relationships and continuing educational efforts with both, regarding ARIN's mission and function.  Lynne Hamilton and Eric Lamoureux, who are publicly registered to represent ARIN in Ottawa to the Canadian Government, provided a presentation on the initiatives of the current government that provide opportunities for interaction with ARIN.  Counsel and the President discussed current ARIN interactions with the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch.

After the presentation, Ms. Hamilton and Mr. Lamoureux left the meeting.

4. Any Other Business

The Chair called for any other business.

ITU Plenipotentiary

The President provided an overview of ARIN's participation at the forthcoming ITU Plenipotentiary in Dubai, UAE in December. 

Resource Public Key Infrastructure RPKI

The Chair briefly provided the Board an update on Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) and the ARIN Trust Anchor Locator (TAL) activities, including discussions that have received some visibility recently - particularly within the NANOG community. The President reviewed the development and evolution of the ARIN's approach to RPKI services to date, and indicated that ARIN will need to reconsider some issues related to the Relying Party Agreement (RPA).  He stated that ARIN can expect a report from the University of Pennsylvania law researchers in December.  The President further noted that the Board should closely review that report and determine the next appropriate steps. The Chair thanked the President and Counsel for their cooperative effort and interaction with the community.

5. Adjournment

The Chair adjourned the meeting at 8:59 a.m. PDT with no objections.