[ARIN-consult] ARIN Community Consultation on the ICG RFP Response Process

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Oct 2 12:12:57 EDT 2014

On Oct 2, 2014, at 12:01 PM, Andrew Dul <andrew.dul at quark.net> wrote:

> On 10/1/2014 8:35 AM, ARIN wrote:
>> ...
>> 2. Do we need a dedicated mailing list in the ARIN region for conducting
>> the community discussion on this topic, or does an existing ARIN list
>> such as arin-consult, arin-discuss, or PPML suffice? If a new list is
>> created for this purpose, should it be prepopulated with subscribers
>> from another list?
> I would suggest not using PPML, but other existing lists (such as
> -discuss or -consult) could be appropriate.  I'm not opposed to a new
> separate list for this discussion.  We have also discussed if a global
> list is more appropriate rather than another RIR specific list. 

Not PPML - acknowledged.  Do you have preference between -discuss 
(which is members-only), -consult, or a new list for this purpose?

Also, are you recommending creation of a global list for this purpose,
or use of an existing global list?  If so, which one? Would use of such
a list be instead of using an arin list, or in addition to?

> Could ARIN describe how it intends to publicize the survey to ensure
> that the feedback gathered represents a significant portion of the
> Internet community which is interested in participating in this process?

Announcing to arin-announce, followed by forwarding to PPML and NANOG 
mailing lists.

Would you recommend another approach?

> ...
> While I understand the desire to limit the number of questions on a
> survey to improve response rate.  Having multi-bullet statements about
> which one might agree/disagree with different parts doesn't seem like
> the best way to approach getting feedback from the community.  I'd
> suggest that perhaps each bullet deserves the ability to respond
> independently. 
> What type of scale or answer set is being proposed here?  Yes/No?  Or a
> range strongly disagree to strongly agree?  With or without a neutral
> center response?


Is another format preferable? Should a "no opinion" option be included?

>> Survey Question 3 –Does this community feel that it has no position, per
>> se, on ICANN accountability mechanisms (other than the principle that
>> DNS community must be satisfied with that process before any IANA
>> transition)
> This seems like a somewhat leading question with lots of assumptions.  I
> think this community would have a very different opinion on
> accountability mechanisms if the mechanisms chosen by the DNS community
> did not satisfy the concerns of the numbering community.

Do you recommend dropping this question, or prefer different phrasing?

> The survey should include an open text box (not related to any question)
> to allow those who choose to complete the survey to provide free-form
> feedback.

Acknowledged.  We will add a question 4 (Do you have any other 
comments or feedback) with free-form text reply field.

Excellent feedback - Thanks!

John Curran
President and CEO

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