[arin-ppml] FW: Proposal: Clarification of draft policy 2009-3 (ARIN-prop-135)

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 6:02 PM, John Curran <jcurran at> wrote:
> Correct.  Make the intent of the policy clear and unambiguous.  I believe the AC is working on that presently.
> /John

I'd like to raise my voice in SUPPORT of the policy proposal to render explicit
the set of IPv4 addresses being returned to IANA as "{}".


> On Feb 20, 2011, at 9:52 AM, "William Herrin" <bill at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 8:18 PM, John Curran <jcurran at> wrote:
>>> On Feb 20, 2011, at 9:11 AM, William Herrin wrote:
>>>> So I'm still UNCLEAR what conflict arises if local policies and
>>>> strategies designate -nothing- for return.
>>>  If local policies specifically designate that nothing should
>>>  be returned under any circumstance, there is no confusion.
>>>  Given that the language is policies and strategies, and the
>>>  existing practice is to return space to the IANA, a policy
>>>  proposal which is not explicit in this area is indeed unclear.
>> John,
>> Then to clarify the staff guidance, staff would like prop 131 to
>> indicate whether or not it intends to specify what addresses should be
>> returned to IANA under pending global policy 2009-3 (yes) and if so,
>> what addresses those are (none). This has nothing to do with
>> preempting or not preempting global policy, something an ARIN-local
>> policy like 131 can't do anyway.
>> Yes?
>> -Bill
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