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[arin-ppml] Advisory Council Meeting Results - October 2013

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process the ARIN Advisory
Council (AC) held a meeting on 11 October 2013 and made decisions about
several draft policies.

The AC moved the following draft policy to last call (it will be
posted separately to last call):

   Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles

The following remains on the AC's docket:

   Draft Policy ARIN-2013-7: Merge IPv4 ISP and End-User Requirements

The AC abandoned the following:

   Draft Policy ARIN-2013-6: Allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 Address Space 
to Out-of-region Requestors

The AC provided the following statement about 2013-6:
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"The ARIN Advisory Council voted to abandon ARIN-2013-6 "Allocation of
IPv4 and IPv6 Address Space to Out-of-region Requestors".  Based on the
community's feedback at the NANOG 59 Public Policy Consultation and ARIN
32 Public Policy Meeting last week, the AC feels that the text proposed
is unlikely to ever reach consensus.  The AC does believe, however, that
the problems 2013-6 tried to address are real, and will look to the
community to suggest one or more alternative solutions in the future.

Abandonment may permit more clearly addressing each of two important
questions that were combined in the proposal.  First, there may be
benefit from a clearer policy regarding what requirements for an
in-region presence are necessary before an allocation is made.  The
feedback at the meetings indicated that the community did not favor a
standard based on a "majority" or "plurality" of in-region customers or
infrastructure, and that such a standard might interfere with the
legitimate operations of many global businesses or global service
providers based within the ARIN region.  Second, greater consideration
is needed as to whether the perceived need for better verification of
the identity of the applicant is an issue that can or should be
addressed outside of the number resource policy process, since it may be
more properly an aspect of ARIN's business practices.

Follow on work may reveal that splitting such issues into multiple
policies will permit greater clarity and consensus on these issues from
the community."
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The AC abandoned ARIN-2013-6. Anyone dissatisfied with this decision may 
initiate a 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)