We’re gearing up for fall and it promises to be a busy one! In this edition of ARIN Bits, you’ll learn about ARIN 44 in Austin, ARIN Elections, the first ARIN Community Grant recipients, our upcoming outreach events, our latest Internet Governance efforts, and more. If you missed any previous editions of Bits and want to catch up, you can find them on our ARIN Bits archive page.

We want to see YOU at ARIN 44 in Austin!

ARIN 44 is fast approaching! We hope to see you in Austin,
Texas from 31 October – 1 November at the JW Marriott Austin, directly
following NANOG 77 in the same location. This will be a great opportunity to
engage in policy discussions, network with colleagues, learn more about ARIN
services and operations, and attend workshops and tutorials.

If you can’t join us in Austin, remote participation is always
an option and can be equally rewarding! In an effort to create a truly open
community forum, ARIN provides meeting materials, live transcripts, and
webcasts so you can be part of the action, wherever you are. Remote attendees
will also have access to a live chat as well as voting options to make sure
your voice is heard. It’s the next best thing if you can’t be there in person.
Be sure to join in for the policy discussions and also for candidate speeches
on Thursday afternoon.

Ready to start planning for ARIN 44? Check out these links:

  • View the agenda for ARIN 44
  • Register for ARIN 44 as an onsite or remote participant
  • Register and learn more about NANOG 77

Vote in ARIN Elections Beginning 31 October

2019 ARIN Elections will be here before you know it, so make
sure you’re prepared to vote and help shape the future of the Internet.

Elections for two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees, five
seats on the ARIN Advisory Council, and one seat on the Number Resource
Organization Number Council (NRO NC) will be held online 31 October – 8

Only ARIN Member organizations in good standing 45 days
before the election and with a designated Voting Contact on record may vote in Board
of Trustees and Advisory Council elections. ARIN member organizations in good
standing with designated voting contacts, ARIN 44 attendees, and NANOG 77 attendees
may vote in NRO NC elections.

Before you can vote, make sure you’re eligible by 16 September! Organizations can verify their Voting Contact by logging in to their ARIN Online account or by emailing members@arin.net.

When it comes time to vote, eligible Voting Contacts from
General Members in Good Standing should log in to ARIN Online and look for the
“Vote Now” message on the dashboard. Additionally, all NANOG 77 and
ARIN 44 meeting attendees registered for these meetings by 24 October (and who
are not ARIN Voting Contacts) will be sent an email on 28 October with a link
to vote in the NRO Number Council election.

Happy voting!

Congratulations to the first ARIN Community Grant recipients!

The ARIN Community Grant Program provides financial grants in support of initiatives that improve the overall Internet industry and Internet user environment. In its inaugural year, the ARIN Grant Selection Committee selected four projects to receive funding, and the ARIN Board of Trustees approved the selections.

The 2019 grants were awarded to:

DNS Open-Source Tools Enhancement & Maintenance

  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Grant amount: $7,500

IPv6 Training for

  • Industry Network Technology Council
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Grant amount: $20,000

CrypTech Open Source
Cryptography Project

  • CrypTech/Stichting NLnet
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Grant amount: $10,000

Global NOG Alliance
Admin Tool

  • Global NOG Alliance
  • Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
  • Grant amount: $7,000

More information about each of these projects, including application statistics, is available on our website.

Thank you to everyone who applied for a grant this year.
Applications will be accepted for next year’s program beginning in March 2020.

Upcoming Outreach Events in Des Moines, Brooklyn, and Wilmington

ARIN hosts a variety of outreach events to create
opportunities for customers and the community to learn more about how they can
maximize the value of their ARIN experience. These events are designed to help
potential, new, and existing customers understand all of the services that ARIN
provides in support of our community.

Registration is now open for three upcoming outreach events!

ARIN on the Road

ARIN on the Road is your chance to get face-time with ARIN
and get your questions answered. These traveling, no-cost events provide the
latest from ARIN on everything from technical services and tools, to current
ARIN policy developments and the status of IPv6 adoption. An onsite help desk
will also be available.

Join us at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown on Thursday, 19 September for ARIN on the Road: Des Moines.

ARIN Lunch by the

These lunches are tailored to ARIN customer organizations
that may not have much visibility into the inner workings of ARIN. During
lunch, ARIN staff will present an overview of current ARIN activities and
services. Afterward, there will be plenty of time for questions and for you to
provide us with feedback. An onsite help desk will also be available.

Join us in Brooklyn, New York and Wilmington, Delaware on 1 and 2 October, respectively, for ARIN Lunch by the Numbers: Brooklyn and ARIN Lunch by the Numbers: Wilmington.

ARIN to Delete “Orphaned” Point of Contact and Organization Records

ARIN is moving forward with our plan to delete from the ARIN
registry all Organizations (Orgs) and Points of Contact (POCs) that have been
“orphaned” for two or more years. This project will fulfill two major
obligations: to improve the accuracy and integrity of the registry data and to
ensure that we are not retaining any data that is not necessary for ARIN
business purposes.

We incorporated many of the suggestions received from the August 2018 community consultation into the implementation plan. Much of the feedback received was already part of our existing criteria, but the following community suggestions have been integrated into the revised plan:

  • Incorporate the deletion of orphaned POCs into
    the POC validation process.
  • Notify orphaned POCs in advance of their
  • Archive all deleted POC and Organization data
    for possible recovery if needed.

Our 30 July announcement contains more details about this project.

NRPM 2019.2 – New Policies Implemented

On 20 June 2019, the Board of Trustees adopted the following
Recommended Draft Policies and editorial changes:

  • ARIN-2018-2: Clarification to ISP Initial Allocation
  • ARIN-edit-2019-1: Remove IPv4 Reference in NRPM Section 6.10.1
  • Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-16: Advisory Council Recommendation Regarding NRPM 4.1.8. Unmet Requests

Version 2019.2 of the ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) was published on 10 July 2019, and these policies went into effect on that date.

Current policy proposals under discussion include:

Recommended Draft Policies:

  • ARIN-2018-6: Clarify Reassignment Requirements in
  • ARIN-2019-1: Clarify Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements
  • ARIN-2019-3: Update 4.10 – IPv6 Deployment Block
  • ARIN-2019-8: Clarification of Section 4.10 for Multiple Discrete Networks
  • ARIN-2019-15: Hijacking Authorization Not-intended

Draft Policies:

  • ARIN-2019-4: Allow Inter-regional IPv6 Resource Transfers
  • ARIN-2019-9: Clarify Interactions Between NRPM 4.10 IPv6 Transition Space Requests and NRPM Unmet Needs Requests
  • ARIN-2019-10: Inter-RIR M&A
  • ARIN-2019-11: M&A Regional Nexus Exclusion
  • ARIN-2019-12: M&A Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion
  • ARIN-2019-13: ARIN Membership Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion
  • ARIN-2019-17: Returned Addresses to the 4.10 Reserved Pool

You can find the status of current policy discussions on our website and subscribe to ARIN-PPML (Public Policy Mailing List) to voice your opinions. And remember, membership is not required to participate!

In July, we added some new features to ARIN Online:

Added functionality to allow inter-regional transfers of Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) per policy ARIN-2018-1, implemented 7 March 2019. Inter-regional ASN transfers are now included in the Specified Transfers of Internet Number Resources page.

Added search functionality on the Route Origin
Authorizations (ROAs) page for Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI). You
can now search for ROAs by entering the Origin Autonomous System (AS) or prefix
of the ROA. (ACSP 2019.11)

Created two new Point of Contact (POC) types for
organizations: Routing POCs and Domain Name System (DNS) POCs. The Routing POC
is responsible for routing registry and RPKI certification information for the
organization. The DNS POC is responsible for reverse DNS and secure DNS information
for the organization. (ACSP 2018.15)

ARIN and Internet Governance

ARIN is a well-respected leader in the Internet community and likewise a thought leader in Internet governance discussion. Looking toward the future of the Internet, ARIN continues to be a valuable resource for the Internet community by participating in Internet governance to:

  • Make sure the interests of the Internet
    community are represented in key forums
  • Educate governments and international
    organizations on the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) structure and bottom-up
    community driven number resource management model
  • Work within various organizations to remove
    barriers that result in misunderstanding
  • Facilitate opportunities to exchange meaningful
    insight that will impact Internet number resource distribution and management
    not only today but in the future as well.

Curious to see what we’ve been up to lately when it comes to Internet Governance? Check out TeamARIN for our latest blogs about what ARIN is currently doing in this space.

Looking for a job in the Washington, DC area? Consider a career at ARIN!

You’re already interested in
the goings-on at ARIN (otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this newsletter!), so
why not take your involvement one step further and consider joining our team?
ARIN is now hiring for three positions at our headquarters in the DC Metro

We are currently seeking a Software Development Engineer, Financial Customer Service Representative, and a Customer Service Resource Analyst for our Registration Services Department. Take a look at the job descriptions and if any position sounds like a good fit for you, send us your resume. We’d love to talk to you!

What’s it like to work at ARIN? For starters, we offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, training, and education. In lieu of stock options (we are a non-profit, membership association), we have a generous 401(k) retirement plan. Eligible employees received a 14% fully-vested employer match in 2013 through 2018. And last but not least, in 2017, ARIN was named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post.

ARIN Welcomes New CFO

We are pleased to announce that Chris Casselman joined the
ARIN team as our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 31 July 2019.

Chris is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who brings a
wide variety of financial experience to his new role at ARIN. He has provided
financial and audit leadership to a variety of science and technology companies
throughout his career, including most recently serving as CFO for a
not-for-profit association.

Please join us in welcoming Chris to ARIN!

Our Featured Policy Requirement:

ARIN Waitlist (NRPM 4.1.8)

After review by the ARIN community, the ARIN Advisory
Council, and the ARIN Board of Trustees, some changes to waitlist policy were
adopted and implemented. The two main changes were:

  • Only organizations holding a /20 or less of IPv4
    address space may apply and be approved.
  • The maximum size aggregate that an organization
    may qualify for at any one time is a /22.

In other words, only organizations holding direct registrations
in aggregate of /20 or less may apply and be approved for placement onto the
waitlist. In order to qualify for placement, ARIN staff will need to review the
organization’s demonstrated two-year utilization with a limit of /22.
Organizations will be able to elect a smaller block size than they qualify for
down to a /24.

A Tip from Our Registration Services Department:

With the changes made to waitlist policy, the suspension of
the waitlist has been repealed and organizations have been receiving IPv4
addresses off the waitlist. Your organization may want to consider applying for
placement onto the waiting list as a means to obtain IPv4 addresses to meet
your organization’s IPv4 needs. Here are some interesting statistics that might
help you determine if the waitlist looks like a reasonable option for your

  • Number of requests on the Waitlist at the time
    the suspension was enacted -> 247
  • Number of requests on the Waitlist at the time
    the suspension was repealed -> 340
  • Number of requests added to the Waitlist since
    suspension was repealed -> 48
  • Number of filled since the Waitlist suspension
    was repealed -> 287

Visit our website to learn more about the IPv4 Waitlist.

Check out these customer and member statistics (as of 31 August 2019):

  • 38,422 total customer organizations, including
    6,157 member organizations
  • 605 8.3 Transfers and 91 8.4 Transfers completed
    YTD 2019
  • 8.4 Transfers completed YTD 2019: 27 to APNIC, 42
    to RIPE NCC, 11 from APNIC, 11 from RIPE NCC
  • 59.3% of members have an IPv6 block

Blog Spotlight

Recent TeamARIN blogs include information about how ARIN deals with orphaned records, how we use your feedback to shape our services, some new POCs on the block, and more.

Don’t forget to check out some other blogs you may have missed over the past few months!

See you in December!

We’ll see you next quarter as we wrap up 2019.

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