ARIN XX Members Meeting Notes - 19 October 2007

ARIN Members Meeting Called to Order

Speaker: Ray Plzak, ARIN President and CEO


Ray Plzak opened the meeting with announcements and thanked One Connect IP for sponsoring the ARIN XX network connectivity and supporting the Cyber Café.  He thanked Shaw Communications for donating a prize to the meeting survey raffle. Congratulations to Nigel Cassimire, winner of the Cyber Café "consolation" raffle prize.

ARIN Board and Advisory Council Election Procedure

Speaker: Erika Goedrich, ARIN Membership Coordinator

Presentation: PDF

Erika Goedrich described the voting procedures and timeline for the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council elections. Voting will open Friday, 19 October, at 12:00 PM ET and will close 7 days later at 12:00 PM ET on 26 October. Election results will be announced no later than 2 November 2007 to the arin-announce mailing list and the ARIN website.


  • Elections are being held to fill two (2) open seats on the Board of Trustees and five (5) open seats on the Advisory Council.
  • Biographies of each candidate as well as statements of support are available on the ARIN website.
  • Voters must be the designated member representative (DMR) for an ARIN General Member in good standing. The deadline to establish voter eligibility was 5 October 2007.
  • Erika briefly explained the voting procedures. DMRs must first register to vote by entering their first and last name, the DMR e-mail address on file with the Member Services Department, and a username and password of their choosing. DMRs already registered to vote can simply login using their username and password. After selecting the Org ID(s) and candidate(s), DMRs must submit and confirm the vote.

Election - Candidate Speeches

Advisory Council Candidates

Presentation: PDF

All candidates in attendance were invited to state their qualifications in a short speech to the audience. Candidates who were present and spoke were:

  • Paul Andersen
  • Cathy Aronson
  • Marla Azinger
  • Owen DeLong
  • David Divins
  • Scott Leibrand
  • David Williamson

The following candidates were not present to speak. Their statements of motivation to serve on the AC and abbreviated biography were presented to attendees.

  • John Cavallaro
  • Tine Hutchison
  • Mark McFadden
  • Ed Winstead

Board of Trustees Candidates

Presentation: PDF

All candidates in attendance were invited to present their qualifications in a short speech to the audience. Candidates who spoke were:

  • Elise Gerich
  • Edward Lewis
  • Bill Manning
  • Cal Thixton
  • Paul Vixie

The following candidates were not present to speak. Their statements of motivation to serve on the Board and abbreviated biographies were presented to attendees.

  • Danny McPherson
  • Chris Ranch

ARIN Department Reports

ARIN department directors presented status reports on their departments' accomplishments and goals.

Member Services

Presenter: Susan Hamlin, ARIN Director of Member Services
Presentation: PDF

Discussion Overview [Transcript]

  • A question from a remote participant was read which asked when the RSS summaries for the PPML feed will be enabled.  Susan replied that the matter was being investigated with a response to follow.
  • An attendee praised the new ARIN datasheets and commended them as a valuable resource for community members to educate their colleagues and business contacts.

Registration Services

Presenter: Leslie Nobile, ARIN Director of Registration Services
Presentation: PDF

Discussion Overview [Transcript]

  • An attendee reported that reassignment templates have been reissued and are available on the ARIN website.

Financial Services

Presenter: Val Winkelman, ARIN Staff Accountant
Presentation: PDF



Presenter: Mark Kosters, ARIN Chief Technology Officer
Presentation: PDF

Discussion Overview [Transcript]

  • An attendee requested preparation of a slide to compare IPv6 and IPv4 routing.  Mark responded that it was a good idea.
  • Another attendee inquired if ARIN staff currently contacts members with unreachable RWHOIS servers.  Mark replied in the affirmative.

Human Resources & Administration

Presenter: Mary K. Lee, ARIN Director of HR & Administration
Presentation: PDF



Speaker: Susan Hamlin, ARIN Director of Member Services

Presentation: PDF

Susan Hamlin reported on the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP) implementation and the statistics on suggestions to date.

Discussion Overview [Transcript]

  • Information was requested on the status of a website for members to see and use resources.  Ray Plzak responded that the issue was addressed earlier in the engineering report, and that work is underway.

ARIN Advisory Council Report

Speaker: Marla Azinger, AC Chair

Presentation: PDF

Marla Azinger reported on Advisory Council actions since the last Member Meeting.  Internal process changes include: earlier AC shepherd assignments, AC shepherd proposal reports and personal e-mails to authors.  The AC is working with ARIN staff on PPML e-mail details, and is committed to separating the administrative and operational details from the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM). 

Marla then reported on action taken with regard to the policy proposal discussions at the ARIN XX Public Policy Meeting.

Policies to move forward
  • 2007-19: IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to RIRs
  • 2007-21: PIv6 for legacy holders with RSA and efficient use
  • 2007-22: Expand timeframe of Additional Requests
  • 2007-25: IPv6 Policy Housekeeping
Policies to revise
  • 2007-14: Resource Review Process
  • 2007-16: IPv4 Soft Landing
  • 2007-17: Legacy Outreach and Partial Reclamation
  • 2007-23: End Policy for IANA IPv4 allocations to RIRs
    • The author of 2007-18 will be included in order to create a single proposal that achieves the common intent.
  • 2007-24: IPv6 Assignment Guidelines
Policies Abandoned
  • 2006-7: Changes to IPv6 initial allocation criteria
  • 2007-13: Removal of ISP Immediate Need from End-User
    Withdrawn by author
  • 2007-15: Authentication of Legacy Resources
    Withdrawn by author
  • 2007-18: Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space

ARIN Financial Report

Speaker: Lee Howard, ARIN Board of Trustees Treasurer

Presentation: PDF

Lee Howard presented a report on ARIN's finances. Highlights included:

  • Review of the auditors' report from 2006, including the financial statements and change in revenue recognition.
  • Review of PCI Credit Card Audit to ensure customer security and a new Financial Controls Audit to ensure that ARIN remains in compliance with "best practices".
  • Review of upcoming IPv6 fee waivers.

ARIN Board of Trustees Report

Speaker: John Curran, ARIN Board of Trustees Chairman


John Curran reported on the activities of the ARIN Board of Trustees.


  • The Board adopted five policies:
    • 2007-4: Changes to IPv6 policy - removal of "interim" consideration
    • 2007-7: Creation of Policy for Subsequent End-User IP Requests/Assignments
    • 2007-8: Transfer Policy Clarifications
    • 2007-9: Modernization of ISP Immediate Need Policy
    • 2007-11: Refinement of ISP Initial Allocation Policy
  • The Board determined that some policy recommendations were more administrative matters, such as, adding authentication methods, PGP authentication, and mail form authentication. The Board adopted the essence of the recommendation, but noted that they weren't policy proposals.
  • The Board reviewed the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP).
  • The Board worked on the conflict of interest process for Board members, and looked at anti-takeover provisions.
  • The Board worked with Counsel to resolve legal matters.
  • The Board adopted an IPv6 fee waiver, developed a plan to ensure a two-year operating reserve, and began work on the 2008 budget.
  • The Board continues to try to raise awareness of IPv4 exhaustion and work with other RIRs to develop plans for IPv4 exhaustion. The Board contracted an economist to look at IPv4 depletion models
  • The Board developed a Legacy Registration Services Agreement and continues to examine it.

Open Microphone

Moderator: John Curran, ARIN Board of Trustees Chairman

  • An attendee thanked the panel for the comprehensive materials in the meeting packet.
  • A first-time attendee commended the openness of the forum and policy development process. He also inquired if it would be possible to illustrate what percentage of the user base or which constituencies would be impacted by a proposal as part of the presentation. John Curran responded that this input is in keeping with other topics currently under consideration by the Board and AC.
  • An attendee complimented the addition of staff comments on proposals and reiterated the need to have an impact study as part of the proposal process prior to presentation. John Curran stated that examining the interaction of proposed policy with current practices is also being considered.

Closing Announcements and Meeting Adjournment

Speaker: Ray Plzak, ARIN President and CEO


Ray Plzak made closing announcements and again thanked One Connect IP for sponsoring, the ARIN XX network connectivity and its Cyber Café support.  He thanked all of the meeting attendees, the members of ARIN and members of the community for participating. Ray then thanked ARIN staff, both in Albuquerque and those in Virginia. He issued a reminder that the polls for ARIN Elections are open and encouraged voting.  Ray concluded by inviting all attendees to ARIN XXI in Denver, Colorado, 6-9 April 2008.