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[arin-ppml] Advisory Council Meeting Results - July 2011

> The AC abandoned proposals 140 and 154. Anyone dissatisfied with these
> decisions may initiate a petition. The petition to advance these
> proposals would be the "Discussion Petition." The deadline to begin a
> petition will be five business days after the AC's draft meeting
> minutes are published.

The deadline for petitions is 15 August 2011.

The AC's draft minutes of their 21 July 2011 meeting are available at:
https://www.arin.net/about_us/ac/index.html

Regards,

Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)


On 7/26/11 3:34 PM, ARIN wrote:
> In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process, the ARIN
> Advisory Council (AC) held a meeting on 21 July 2011 and made
> decisions about several proposals.
>
> The AC selected the following proposal as a draft policy for adoption
> discussion online and at the ARIN XXVIII Public Policy Meeting in
> Philadelphia in October. The draft policy will be posted shortly to the
> PPML.
>
>   ARIN-prop-141 Combined M&A and Specified Transfers
>
> The following proposals have been added to the AC's docket for
> development and evaluation:
>
>   ARIN-prop-155 IPv4 Number Resources for Use Within Region
>
> The AC abandoned the following proposals:
>
>   ARIN-prop-140 Business Failure Clarification
>   ARIN-prop-154 Shared Space for IPv4 Address Extension (w/ IETF
> considerations)
>
> Regarding proposal 140: Having reviewed the proposal - and underlying
> policy that is the subject of the proposal - the AC agrees with the
> staff assessment [included below] that existing policy does not
> require clarification. Existing policy is well-understood and utilized
> by the ARIN community. Furthermore, the proposal text is confusing to
> many and would not have resulted in clearer policy. If there is in
> fact a problem to be remedied, the AC encourages further conversation
> to bring it to light, so that the community can address it more directly.
>
> The ARIN AC voted to abandon Proposal 154 because it considered the
> policy to be redundant considering the Board of Trustees has this same
> recommendation still on its table from policy 2011-5. The AC will
> continue to monitor events related to this policy concept as they
> develop from the Board of Trustees, the IAB, and the IETF.
>
> The AC thanks the authors and the community for their continuing effort
> and contributions to these and all other policy considerations.
>
> The AC abandoned proposals 140 and 154. Anyone dissatisfied with these
> decisions may initiate a petition. The petition to advance these
> proposals would be the "Discussion Petition." 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 Proposal texts are available at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html
>
> The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
>
> Regards,
>
> Communications and Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>
>
> ## * ##
>
>
> Staff Assessment
>
> Proposal 140
> Business Failure Clarification
>
> Date of Assessment:  13 July 2011
>
> 1. Proposal Summary (Staff Understanding)
>
> This proposal changes existing NRPM section 8.1 (Transfer) Principles
> to state that any business that ceases to exist should notify ARIN as
> soon as possible so that the number resources can be returned to ARIN.
>
> 2. Comments
>
> A. ARIN Staff Comments
>
> Current implementation of this policy is that when an organization
> goes out of business or ceases to exist, the registered POC cannot
> “sell, transfer, assign, or give the number resource to any other
> person or organization” and must notify ARIN of the business dissolution.
>
>  · Based on staff experience, the existing policy language has been
> well understood and utilized by the ARIN community since it was first
> implemented.
>  · Therefore, this proposal may be unnecessary since it appears to
> address a non-existent problem.
>
>
> B. ARIN General Counsel
>      Pending
>
> 3. Resource Impact
>
> This policy would have minimal resource impact from an implementation
> aspect.  It is estimated that implementation would occur within 3
> months after ratification by the ARIN  Board of Trustees.
> The following would be needed in order to implement:
>
>  · Updated guidelines
>  · Staff training
>
>
> 4. Proposal Text
>
> Policy statement:
>
> Modify Section 8.1. Strike "Thus, if a company goes out of business"
> and replace with "If an organization ceases to exist". Replace "must
> notify ARIN if a business fails" with "should notify ARIN that the
> oganization has ceased to exist".
>
> the resultant text:
>
> "Number resources are issued, based on justified need, to
> organizations, not to individuals representing those organizations. If
> an organization ceases to exist, regardless of the reason, the point
> of contact (POC) listed for the number resource does not have the
> authority to sell, transfer, assign, or give the number resource to
> any other person or organization. If a transfer is not promptly
> requested and justified, the POC should notify ARIN that the
> organization has ceased to exist so the assigned number resources can
> be returned to the available pool of number resources."
>
> Rationale: Potential confusion exists over the requirement to return
> address space from a bankrupt entity. This is a needed clarification
> to the policy manual.
>
> This text removes any mention of special treatment of bankrupt
> entities that was mentioned in version 1 and which may not comply with
> law.
> "must notify" is replaced with "should notify" in order to reflect
> that the POC may not have the authority or permission to make the
> notification.