ARIN 44 Day 1 Daily Recap

ARIN 44 Day 1 Daily Recap

“Do you know why spiders make great web developers? Because they’re great at finding bugs.” (We heard a lot of great jokes throughout today’s Halloween meeting, so thought we’d share one of our favorites here.)

Welcome to Austin! Today marked the official start of ARIN 44, and we’ve been off to a great start with a lot going on. For those who are unable to be here in person, it’s easy to join us remotely for tomorrow’s session. You can watch our online webcast, follow along with our live transcript, and participate through chat. Register before tomorrow so we can add you to the chat rooms. Here’s a bat’s eye view of everything that’s happened so far at ARIN 44. Happy Halloween!

A Spooky Good Time

Yesterday afternoon began with our Fellows Meet and Greet where
our ARIN 44 Fellows and their mentors mingled and introduced themselves. That
was followed up by an informative Newcomer Orientation. During this
presentation, Leslie Nobile, Senior Director of Global Registry
Knowledge, provided a short
overview of ARIN, what to expect at ARIN 44, and how to participate at the
meeting. Directly following the orientation, Sean Hopkins, Policy Analyst, gave
his Policy Development Process (PDP) tutorial to help guide newcomers through
our PDP and give them the knowledge to engage comfortably in policy discussions
throughout the meeting.

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Thursday morning greeted us with crisp air, hot coffee, and nice
conversations before we began the first official day of the meeting. John
Curran, ARIN President and CEO, presented opening announcements. Following
that, John Sweeting, Senior Director of Registration Services, presented the Internet Number Resource Status Report, which is prepared by all five of
the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). Cathy Aronson, our IETF Reporter, took
to the mic next to offer her crowd-pleasing IETF Activities report, which received several
compliments. John Curran then opened the policy block and shared information
about the Adopted IPv4 Waitlist Policy Recommendation before we dove into our next
policy discussion of the meeting:

  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2018-6: Clarify
    Reassignment Requirements in
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After we returned from a refreshing break, we picked up where we left off in the policy block with:

  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-1: Clarify
    Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements

John Sweeting returned to the mic to present his Policy Implementation and Experience Report before Alicia
Trotman, ARIN AC Member, presented the next Recommended Draft Policy.

  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-3: Update
    4.10 – IPv6 Deployment Block

Richard Jimmerson, Chief Operating
Officer, offered an interesting presentation about what ARIN has been doing to
promote IPv6 adoption over
past few decades, and shared what we plan to do moving forward into 2020. We’re
also seeking your feedback on what else we can be doing to promote IPv6. Email
us your thoughts at!

After lunch, we returned to listen as Wendy Leedy, Member
Engagement Specialist, provided details about our upcoming ARIN election. Following that, we heard
speeches by all our candidates for the Number Resource Organization (NRO)
Number Council, ARIN Advisory Council and Board of Trustees. We were then
treated to an interesting (and brand new) Board Candidate Forum. The Board of
Trustees candidates sat down to answer questions posed by you, the community. Be
sure to cast your vote in this very important election!
Voting is now open and closes Friday, 8 November at 6:00 PM ET.

After the break, we headed into the final four draft policy
discussions of the day:

  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-8:
    Clarification of Section 4.10 for Multiple Discreet Networks
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-10:
    Inter-RIR M&A
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-15:
    Hijacking Authorization Not-Intended
  • Draft Policy ARIN-2019-17: Returned Addresses
    to the 4.10 Reserved Pool

We followed the policy block with an Open Microphone session, before John Curran closed us out with a special toast to Susan Hamlin, Senior Communications and Member Services Director, to congratulate her on her upcoming retirement. We want to thank Susan for her nearly 20 years of service to the ARIN region and wish her a happy retirement!

If you’re interested in taking a closer look at any of the
presentations we heard today, head to the ARIN 44 website. Now we’re off to the ARIN Social
tonight where we will network with our fellow meeting attendees and celebrate
Halloween with good music and a costume contest.

See you back here tomorrow, and don’t forget to vote!

Trick or Tweet

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