ARIN board accountability to network operators (was: RE: [arin-ppml] [arin-discuss] Term Limit Proposal)

John Curran jcurran at
Fri Mar 28 02:15:35 UTC 2014

On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:42 AM, Randy Bush <randy at> wrote:
> ...
> i purposefully phrased it a bit differently, how can arin engage, get
> real participation from, and serve its community, the operators.  i was
> stealing examples from ripe.
> but, for concrete action, how about a half day session at the next nanog
> meeting on, for example, arin database services, whois and irr.  not to
> try to reach hard conclusions or plans.  but to open a dialog to explore
> what the community gets and wants from these services and how they are
> provided.

My earlier message was sent before I saw this, but I think we converged 
on the important point: ARIN needs to engage in a much better manner with 
the ops community (more than just an ARIN update preso and registration 
helpdesk); this should be closer to a "services wg" model.

Got it,

John Curran
President and CEO

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