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Internet number resource policy in the ARIN region

Nanog Folks -

   Your participation makes a significant difference in the ARIN number
   resource policy, and while you may think that there's not much going
   on, the truth is that there are significant number of policy proposals
   at any given moment, and to the extent that you care about the actual
   policies used in number resource management, it would be very helpful
   if you could read and comment on policies while they are being developed.

   Please find attached the results of the last Advisory Council (AC) meeting;
   discussions of these proposals are taking place on the ARIN PPML mailing
   list and are open to all parties.  Information on the Policy Development
   Process, the PPML mailing list, and the current proposals are all included
   in the attached message.


John Curran
President and CEO

Begin forwarded message:

From: ARIN <info at arin.net<mailto:info at arin.net>>
Date: February 3, 2011 4:44:40 PM EST
To: arin-ppml at arin.net<mailto:arin-ppml at arin.net>
Subject: [arin-ppml] Advisory Council Meeting Results - January 2011

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP), the ARIN
Advisory Council (AC) held a meeting on 28 January 2011 and made
decisions about several draft policies and proposals.

The AC recommended that the ARIN Board of Trustees adopt the following
draft policy:

 ARIN-2010-14: Standardize IP Reassignment Registration Requirements

The AC selected the following proposals as draft policies for adoption
discussion online and at the ARIN XXVII Public Policy Meeting in San
Juan, Puerto Rico. Each draft policy will be posted shortly to the PPML.

 ARIN-prop-119. Globally Coordinated Transfer Policy
 ARIN-prop-120. Protecting Number Resources
 ARIN-prop-121. Better IPv6 Allocation for ISPs
 ARIN-prop-123. Reserved Pool for Critical Infrastructure
 ARIN-prop-127. Shared Transition Space for IPv4 Address Extension

The AC added the following proposal to their docket but decided not to
select it as a draft policy at this time:

 ARIN-prop-126. Compliance Requirement

The AC abandoned the following proposals:

 ARIN-prop-128. Replacement of Section
 ARIN-prop-129. IPv4 Addresses for Process Participants
 ARIN-prop-130. IPv4 Transition Reservation for Every ASN

The AC abandoned ARIN-prop-128 due to opposition on the list, and
because there is insufficient time to implement the proposal through the
normal PDP. As a result, the proposal would need to be a Board Emergency
PDP action to have any effect. The AC understands that the use of the
emergency process requires that there be significant risk to ARIN should
the Board allow a situation to continue. This matter does not warrant
the use of the emergency process.

The AC abandoned ARIN-prop-129 and ARIN-prop-130 because they violate
the community principle of needs-based assignments.

The PDP states, ?Any member of the community, including a proposal
originator, may initiate a Discussion Petition if they are dissatisfied
with the action taken by the Advisory Council regarding any specific
policy proposal.? Proposals 126, 128, 129 and 130 may be petitioned
(Discussion Petition) to try to change them into draft policies for
adoption discussion on the Public Policy Mailing List and at the April
Public Policy Meeting. The deadline to begin a petition will be five
business days after the AC's draft meeting minutes are published.

For more information on starting and participating in petitions, see PDP
Petitions at: https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp_petitions.html

Draft Policy and Policy Proposal texts are available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:


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