[arin-ppml] Advisory Council Meeting Results - June 2012

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process, the ARIN 
Advisory Council (AC) held a meeting on 21 June 2012 and made decisions 
about several draft policies and proposals.

The AC abandoned the following proposals:

ARIN-prop-168 Promote 4byte ASN Usage

ARIN-prop-170 Transfer of Number Resources in case of Bankruptcy

ARIN-prop-171 Section 8.4 Modifications: ASN and legacy resources

ARIN-prop-172 Additional definition for NRPM Section 2 - Legacy Resources

The AC provides the following statements about these proposals:

"The AC felt that ARIN-prop-168 was overly complex, and that it was 
unclear how the proposal would accomplish the stated goal of "Promoting 
4byte ASN Usage".   Based on that assessment, the lack of support on 
PPML, and confirmation from ARIN staff that no policy changes are 
necessary for an organization to request and receive a 4-byte ASN, the 
ARIN AC chose to abandon ARIN-prop-168."

"Based on feedback from PPML and from the proposal originator, the ARIN 
AC chose to abandon ARIN-prop-170.  The proposal would not have resulted 
in an actual policy change, but would simply have codified existing 
staff practice.  In addition, after the recent adoption of 2012-3 ASN 
transfers, the AC saw little need for further policy in this area."

"Based on the strong opposition to and weak support for proposal 171 
expressed on the PPML along with the concerns expressed by staff in the 
clarity and understanding, the AC abandoned proposal 171."

"Based on opposition to the proposal from PPML, ongoing discussions
about the linkage of Proposal 172 to Proposal 171, and possible future
needs for a definition such as was included in Proposal 172, the AC
decided to abandon Proposal 172, with intent to re-address the issues
raised therein at a later date."

The AC abandoned proposals 168, 170, 171 and 172. Anyone dissatisfied 
with these decisions may initiate a petition. The petition to advance a 
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:

Draft Policy and Proposal texts are available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:


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