[ARIN-consult] Consultation on the Future Use of the ARIN Discuss Mailing List

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Wed Apr 9 15:16:18 EDT 2014

On 4/3/2014 8:13 AM, ARIN wrote:
> ARIN is soliciting community input on the idea of opening the current
> members-only ARIN Discuss mailing list, arin-discuss at arin.net, to the
> general public.
> Since its inception arin-discuss has been restricted to ARIN members,
> and it currently has approximately 2,450 subscribers. The list was
> created to provide a forum to discuss ARIN-specific operations,
> services, and fees so that the Public Policy Mailing List,
> arin-ppml at arin.net, could focus on community input into the Internet
> number resource policy development.
> ARIN is seeking a place to engage our community in dialogue on important
> topics such as Internet governance, particular in light of the recent
> announcement regarding transition of NTIA's IANA stewardship role.

arin-discuss seems like an appropriate place for these discussions.

> Additionally, ARIN recognizes that its services and practices affect
> those in the community who are not members. Opening the arin-discuss
> list would enable greater community input on these issues, and reduce
> non-policy related discussion on arin-ppml.
> Does the community support the use of arin-discuss for both global
> Internet governance matters and ARIN governance and non-policy
> discussions? Please provide us your opinion about opening the ARIN
> Discuss mailing list.

I perceive very little downside to opening the list to non-members,
especially non-members who are holders of ARIN resources. 

How many members orgs does ARIN currently serve?
How many non-member orgs does ARIN currently serve?


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