[arin-announce] Consultation on the ARIN Policy Development Process Closes 28 October

ARIN info at arin.net
Wed Oct 26 12:38:53 EDT 2011

Time is running short for you to share your thoughts on the proposed
changes to the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP). This revision to
the PDP includes extensive restructuring of the material for improved
readability, and as such the use of change marking is not possible.

Significant changes in this revision of the PDP include:

* Improved definition of the scope of the PDP process
* Clarified principles for good number resource policy
* Clarified Board criteria for ratification of developed policies
* Have added a role for the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) to performing
an initial review of each new policy proposal to confirm that it is in
scope of the PDP
* Have changed the process so all in-scope policy proposals become
draft policies upon successful initial review
* Have defined a single first-in/first-out flow control for AC Chair
to allow deferral of all incoming proposals if AC docket is overloaded
* Added requirement for the AC to provide a full explanation of any
policy action taken
* Provides for the AC to select the set of draft policies which are
to be presented in detail for discussion at the Public Policy Meeting (PPM)
* Excludes ARIN Staff & Board from initiating or supporting petitions
* One petition per policy action; if successful, petitioners mutually
select the presenter of the draft policy at PPM

There are three documents: Part 1 is the goals of the PDP, Part 2 is the
PDP itself, and Part 3 is the PDP Petition Process. The full text of the
revised Policy Development Process is available with the initial
consultation posting at:


Please provide comments to arin-consult at arin.net. You can subscribe to
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Discussion on arin-consult at arin.net will close on 28 October 2011. ARIN
seeks clear direction through community input, so your feedback is
important. If you have any questions, please contact us at info at arin.net.


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