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

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process, the ARIN 
Advisory Council (AC) held a meeting on 16 November 2011 and made 
decisions about several draft policies and proposals.

The AC recommended the following draft policies to the ARIN Board for
adoption:

   ARIN-2011-1: ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers
   ARIN-2011-8: Combined M&A and Specified Transfers
   ARIN-2011-9 (Global Proposal): Global Policy for post exhaustion IPv4 
allocation mechanisms by the IANA
   ARIN-2011-10: Remove Single Aggregate requirement from Specified Transfer

The AC provided a statement about 2011-1:
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On Wednesday, November 16th 2011 the ARIN Advisory Council voted to send 
2011-1 to the Board of Trustees for review and implementation.  The vote 
to do so was not unanimous and in light of spirited community debate 
during the last call process it was thought best to amplify its 
statement to the Community regarding why this action was taken.  This 
decision hinged on the following points:

* Broad support for a policy allowing those with addresses to transfer 
them inter-regionally,

* Incremental changes to the policy over two Public Policy Meetings,

* Some changes to the policy after the last Public Policy Meeting to 
incorporate feedback received there,

* Advice from Counsel that ARIN is in a far better position with such a 
policy in place than without,

* Statement from the CEO that there are technical details to support 
this policy that will take the better part of a year to implement.

2011-1 may not represent the final word in specified transfer policy. We 
encourage the community to review the policy and we welcome subsequent 
policy proposals to modify the NRPM to reflect the community's more 
specific desires and operational experience.

For complete objectivity, the AC members voting in the minority on this 
Draft Policy should have an opportunity to express their views.

Dissenting Viewpoint of the of AC:
The members of the AC that opposed the motion did so for several 
reasons. Firstly, there was no vote on any version of policy text for 
2011-1 at the last PPM in Philadelphia. Secondly, there were strong 
objections in the community to the text that was presented at last call 
with approximately 50% of those that commented on the matter on PPML in 
opposition. Finally, some AC members felt that the changes made to the 
policy text as it entered last call were too drastic to not go before 
the community at another PPM. Those dissenting felt that the matter 
should remain on the docket for further work.
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The following draft policy remains on the AC's docket (a motion to send
to last call was unsuccessful):

   ARIN-2011-7: Compliance Requirement

The AC abandoned the following proposal:

   ARIN-prop-158 Clarify Multiple Discrete Networks Policy

A statement from the AC will be forthcoming regarding the abandonment of 
this proposal.

The AC thanks the authors and the community for their continuing effort
and contributions to these and all other policy considerations.

The AC abandoned proposal 158. Anyone dissatisfied with this decision 
may initiate a petition. The petition to advance this proposal 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)