We’re excited to kick off ARIN 48 with back-to-back days of Public Policy discussion on 19-20 October, but don’t forget about the Election Forum on 28 October and the Members Meeting on 4 November. If you haven’t registered yet, visit http://arin.net/ARIN48 for more information. Please note you only need to register once to attend all of the meeting dates. Public Policy Meeting (19 – 20 October) In addition to other reports and updates, the Public Policy meeting will feature a number of policy discussions over the course of the meeting.
We’re coming up to the wire for the ARIN 48 Members Meeting on 4 November. If you are planning to join us in-person in Minneapolis, please note that the deadline for ARIN attendees to receive the discounted hotel rate of $179 USD + tax at the Hyatt Minneapolis is this Friday, 8 October. Rooms are still available for arrival on Wednesday, 3 November and departure on Friday, 5 November. We strongly encourage you to book your travel and register right now by visiting:
We need your assistance in narrowing down the list of questions to be posed to the candidates at the virtual ARIN 48 Election Forum. At the following URL, you’ll find a list of suggested questions we received from the community. Which of these questions are most interesting or important to you? Let us know by completing the anonymous survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Rank_2021_Candidate_Questions All responses are due before 5:00 PM EDT on 13 October 2021.
We are pleased to announce the ARIN blog has a new home. For the past 11 years TeamARIN was a standalone website, but we recently packed up and moved all that great content from teamarin.net into arin.net. Visit the new ARIN blog at: https://www.arin.net/blog/ While this is a change to where we publish content, we will still be bringing you the same great blogs, event news, and ways to get involved in the ARIN community in a more accessible location.
On Tuesday, 21 September 2021, ARIN announced the Initial Slate of Candidates in the upcoming ARIN Elections and opened the Call for Petitions. The submission of an intent to petition was due by 1:00 PM EDT, 28 September. At the close of the Call for Petitions, there are two petitioners with completed questionnaires who have requested to be added to the 2021 Final Slate of Candidates. Board of Trustees Petition Nominees:
ARIN wishes to congratulate and welcome the following individuals to a special ARIN 48 Virtual Fellowship Program: Meri Baghdasaryan Tim Barnes Zoey Barthelemy Jeremy Bernick Shearvon Devenish Aggrey Marsh Marlin Martes David McGarraugh Malisa Richards Phoebe Rouge Miles Smith ARIN 48 Fellows will participate in four virtual sessions, where they’ll have the opportunity to meet other members of the ARIN community, learn about policies on the docket for ARIN 48, and be mentored by a member of the ARIN Advisory Council.
With ARIN Elections right around the corner, we are pleased to once again invite the community to submit questions for this year’s candidates for the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. This is your chance to hear straight from the candidates on the issues that most directly impact you and your business. Selected questions will be answered on Thursday, 28 October, during the virtual ARIN 48 Election Forum. The Board of Trustees Candidate Forum will be held from 1:15 to 2:00 PM EDT, and the Advisory Council Candidate Forum will be held from 2:00 to 2:30 PM EDT.
NRO NC Candidates and Election Information The following individuals have confirmed their intent to seek a three-year term on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) beginning 1 January 2022: John Barfield, Biss Inc. Chris Quesada To view candidate biographies and questionnaire responses, please visit: https://www.arin.net/participate/oversight/elections/candidate_bios.pdf Candidate Statements of Support may be made and viewed at: https://www.bigpulse.com/p66970/ Please note that all statements of support are automatically held for moderation and will be posted, in general, within one business day if approved.
Candidates for ARIN Elections Elections will be held online from 4 November 2021 through 5:00 PM EST on 12 November 2021. These elections will fill the two open seats on the Board of Trustees and seven open seats on the Advisory Council. The 2021 Nomination Committee has put forward the following candidates who have agreed to run for the terms that begin on 1 January 2022: Board of Trustees Candidates Bram Abramson, 32M Jeffrey Bedser Peter Harrison, Colovore LLC Advisory Council Candidates Jeffry Handal, Cisco Kat Hunter, Comcast LLC Brian Jones, Virginia Tech Karl Morin, Hive Data Center, QIX Amy Potter, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Kerrie Richards, Business Growth Rocket, Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica, ISOC Jamaica Chapter Sami Sabat, Right Tech Internet Inc.
The ARIN office will close early on Friday, 3 September and be closed on Monday, 6 September in observance of Labor Day. On 3 September, the main office and Financial Services Help Desk will close at 3:00 PM ET and the Registration Services Help Desk will close at 3:30 PM ET. ARIN’s office will reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday, 7 September.
Our first session of our newest webinar was a success. Here’s what people have to say about the webinar “Enhance Your Routing Security Using ARIN’s Hosted RPKI.” “Well paced with well-developed concepts” “The step-by-step process is excellent” “Most training and resources only explain WHAT RPKI is, they don’t list and show how to set it up like you did. This was incredibly helpful” This webinar will be held once more on Thursday, 2 September, at 2:00 PM ET (-4:00 UTC).
Would you like to learn more about Internet number resource policy development, IPv6 deployment, IPv4 matters (including transfers), routing security, or Internet governance? Then apply to ARIN’s Virtual Fellowship Program now through the extended application deadline of 5:00 PM ET, 31 August 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to be paired with a mentor from the ARIN community and attend four virtual sessions between 30 September and 21 October. ARIN Fellows are given the opportunity to broaden their awareness of ARIN’s work and services, participate in ARIN’s Policy Development Process (PDP) and policy discussions, and network with others throughout the ARIN region.
ARIN is pleased to announce three projects have been selected to receive an ARIN Community Grant in 2021. The ARIN Community Grant Program provides financial grants in support of initiatives that improve the overall Internet industry and Internet user environment, advance ARIN’s mission, and broadly benefit the Internet community within the ARIN region. Congratulations to the 2021 grant recipients: Raising Awareness on Digital Standards for ARIN Service Region Countries Diplo US
Registration is now open for the ARIN 48 Public Policy and Members Meeting, a hybrid event, that will provide opportunities to participate virtually and in-person in Minneapolis, MN. ARIN 48 will take place over a span of several days and is divided into three segments: Public Policy Meeting First off, the Public Policy Meeting is a virtual event from 19-20 October from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET each day. At this meeting, attendees will gather virtually to discuss draft Internet number resource policies.
You have been hearing about RPKI and how it can help enhance your network security, but what is it and what is it all about? Would you like to learn about the components of RPKI, how it works, and important considerations? Get started with the steps to use ARIN’s hosted RPKI including understanding key pairs and ROA creation. Then use the provided step-by-step video after the event to get those first ROAs created.
ARIN thanks those who provided valuable feedback during this consultation on retiring the Officer Attestation requirement for all requests that involve a needs analysis (which today consist of waiting list requests, NRPM 4.4 micro-allocations, NRPM 4.10 IPv6 transition, IPv6 requests, and transfer recipient requests.) We appreciate the feedback from the community on this consultation and would like to highlight a few topics from that conversation in closing: This proposed change was reviewed with ARIN’s legal counsel prior to opening the consultation, and the change to drop officer attestation of needs-request documentation should not materially affect our anti-fraud processing.
At their meeting on 23 June 2021, the Board of Trustees adopted the following: Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2020-7: 4.4 gTLD Micro-allocation Clarification Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2020-8: Clarify and Update 126.96.36.199 Annual Renewal Fee At their meeting on 28 July 2021, the Board of Trustees adopted the following: Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-11: Add Textual Description for the Number Resource Hierarchy Image in Section 2 These policies are now in effect.
ARIN recently made improvements, enhancements, and updates to its software and systems, including ARIN Online. Full release notes are included at the end of this message. ARIN systems are operating normally. If you have questions, comments, or issues, please submit an Ask ARIN ticket using your ARIN Online account or contact the Registration Services Help Desk by phone Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM ET at +1.703.227.0660. Regards,
On 4 August 2021, ARIN closed the ARIN-discuss mailing list. The list will be archived and available on the mailing list page at the URL below. The ARIN-discuss list has been in use since 1999. During its first 15 years of existence, individuals were automatically subscribed to the list when they were issued IP addresses by ARIN and became members. During that period, a message went out to individuals as they were added making them aware of the automatic subscription, and they were given the option to opt-out.
ARIN regularly reviews existing processes as part of our continual improvement efforts to be more responsive and improve the service our customers receive from ARIN. Recently ARIN reviewed the Officer Attestation process and as a result of that review have determined the Officer Attestation process is no longer necessary for achievement of its original goals and should be retired. The purpose of this consultation is to review this proposed change with the community prior to its implementation.
Apply now through 5:00 PM ET Wednesday, 25 August 2021 to be a part of the ARIN Virtual Fellowship Program. This is a wonderful way to meet others in the community, grow in your career, and be mentored as you gain experience with the ARIN Policy Development Process. This is the second time the program will take place completely online, consisting of four structured 75-minute sessions held on Thursday afternoons from 30 September through 21 October, in addition to attending the virtual ARIN 48 Public Policy Meeting on 19 and 20 October.
Per the request of the 2021 Nomination Committee (NomCom), ARIN is extending the Call for Nominations for the Board of Trustees. The NomCom has determined the extension is necessary to generate an adequate candidate slate for the Board of Trustees election. Nominations will now be accepted through 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, 30 July 2021 to fill two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees. All nominees who have already accepted their nominations and completed their questionnaires need take no further action, and the additional eligible nominations received will be added to the pool of nominees for the NomCom to consider including in the Initial Slate of Candidates to be announced later this year.
The ARIN 2021 nomination period is almost over! All nominations and nominee questionnaires must be completed before this Friday, 16 July 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT. This leaves a very limited window to participate and shape the future of ARIN by submitting a nomination for the Board of Trustees or Advisory Council. To submit a nomination, use one of the links below: Board of Trustees Nominations: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021BoardNom Advisory Council Nominations:
The ARIN Board of Trustees, at its 23 June 2021 meeting, adopted a new ARIN Fee Schedule effective 1 January 2022. The new fee schedule reflects proposed modifications and community feedback collected from both the ARIN 47 Public Policy and Members Meeting as well as the Community Consultation that concluded on 10 May 2021. New fees will be reflected in invoices due on and after 1 January 2022. The new Fee Schedule includes the following changes:
ARIN has extended the call for nominations to fill an ARIN region seat on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC). The nomination period will now end on Friday, 16 July 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT. Take advantage of this extension today by studying the requirements for the NRO NC and submitting a nomination for a qualified individual at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021NRONCNom Nomination Requirements Any individual, regardless of ARIN Membership status, may self-nominate or nominate one or more candidates for any open NRO NC position.