Dul, Andrew

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Organization: 8 Continents Networks LLC

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Candidate Questionnaire

Provide a brief biography of recent experience, associations, and affiliations relevant to serving on the Advisory Council.

Career Experience:
8 Continents Networks LLC: 2010 – present
Cascadeo Corporation: 2010 – 2013
Perkins Coie: 2007 – 2009
Boeing Company (Connexion by Boeing): 2003 – 2007
Internap Network Services: 1998 – 2002
Sacramento County Office of Education: 1996 – 1998

Internet Community Activities:
NANOG member: 2011 – present
ARIN region participant: 1999 – present

Masters in Business Administration – Seattle University
Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering – University of California, Davis

Describe the relevance of your experience to the Advisory Council.

I have been active in the ARIN region since 1999 and have attended ARIN meetings since 2000. I also served the
region on the ARIN advisory council from 2002-2005. I have authored a number of policies that have been adopted by ARIN and I am the original author of the multiple discrete networks policy.

What Internet-related services do you or your organization provide?

I currently am independently employed providing Internet network and systems consulting.

What conflicts, real or perceived, might arise should you be elected to the AC?

I am aware of no conflicts, real or perceived, that might arise should I be elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees. Like many other trustees and candidates, organizations that I represent use number resources received from ARIN.

The AC meets every year on a Friday in January, in Reston, VA for a workshop to review AC practices and policies. Can you commit to attending in person, and does that pose any conflict or concern?

Yes, I plan on attending and am not aware of any current conflicts.

Describe any limitations on your ability to attend AC and Public Policy Meetings in person or to serve the entirety of a 3-year term.

No currently known limitations.

What differentiates you as a candidate, or makes you uniquely suitable to the post?

I have been active in the ARIN community for more that 10 years and have track record of active participation within the RIR community.

In 2011, I researched and presented a paper discussing the economic factors that are helping and hurting IPv6 adoption. Generally, IPv6 suffers from a lack of economic incentives to push deployment. IPv4 run-out, however, has the ability to change the economic equation and encourage IPv6 adoption. This paper was presented October 2011 at the joint ARIN – NANOG meeting in Philadelphia. http://www.ipaddressnews.com/2011/10/17/16 This presentation and paper has spurned a number of other works focusing on the economic and business aspects of IPv6 adoption. I believe this increased discussion of these economic and business factors is important to understanding how network migrations will occur and how various decisions within the Internet community can have positive or negative effects on the transition to IPv6.

How do you foresee ARIN’s function, scale, or role changing in the future?

ARIN’s role in the Internet community will change as the Internet continues to evolve. As a member and community driven organization ARIN’s role in the future should change as the community directs ARIN to change. The movement toward an all IPv6 network will likely lessen the workload of ARIN. I support ARIN’s current efforts within the Internet governance forums and believe that its role there may increase as necessary to support the further growth and evolution of the Internet as a global communications platform.

What is your opinion of the principles outlined in RFCs 2050 and 2050bis?

I support the updating of RFC2050. This document while describing the RIR system when it was authored in 1996 it does not today accurately reflect the current RIR principles and structure. I support the adoption of RIR principles into the NRPM and support the current draft of policy proposal 2013-4. I also believe there is value in creating similar proposals in other RIR regions.

What areas of policy, if any, need more attention and why?

With the exhaustion of the IPv4 free pool expected in late 2013 or 2014 the transfer market will become more important to members of the Internet community. The current policies will likely need to be changed to better facilitate IPv4 transfers to organizations which need IPv4 addresses to continue to operate their businesses and upgrade their networks to support native IPv6.

How do you separate your personal opinions from those of your organization and those of the community?

The Internet community is a complex set of stakeholders with often overlapping or conflicting goals. Personal opinions will influence anyone’s decision making process, but I believe that role of an AC member is to work for all members of the Internet community. My goal as an AC member will be to weigh the input of all stakeholders and attempt to craft the best possible policy.


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