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[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-4 Discussed at ARIN Caribbean Sector Meeting

Policy Proposal 2008-4
Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region

On 21 May, ARIN held a Caribbean Sector Meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, to 
discuss active policy proposals in the ARIN region and gain a Caribbean 
perspective on ARIN policies and procedures.

Suzanne Woolf, as a representative of the Advisory Council, presented 
the proposal and outlined its specific requirements. Ray Plzak and Leo 
Bicknell provided additional information about the proposal's history 
and creation, including that this proposal's text is largely based on a 
previous policy in effect for the African portion of the ARIN region 
before AfriNIC became an RIR.

Attendees asked for data on the number of organizations that would 
benefit from this policy. Leslie Nobile said that there have been 34 
resource requests for allocations, assignments, and AS numbers between 
March 2007 and March 2008 and that of those received, about 50 percent 
were approved. Leo Bicknell asked if it would useful for this proposal 
to include assignments to end-users. Several attendees spoke in favor of 
such a revision, saying it would help foster competition and liberalize 
the industry in the Caribbean.

Complete notes from the discussion about "Policy Proposal 2008-4: 
Minimum Allocation in the Caribbean Region" are available at 
http://www.arin.net/meetings/minutes/carib_spring_08/csm1_notes.html#anchor_13.

The full report of that meeting, which includes presentations and 
summary notes, is available on the ARIN website at 
http://www.arin.net/meetings/minutes/carib_spring_08/.

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)