[arin-discuss] Co-ordination with other RIRs
jcurran at arin.net
Fri Jun 5 21:55:36 EDT 2009
On Jun 5, 2009, at 8:00 PM, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> After following these lists for the last few days, it almost seems as
> that we (ARIN) are trying to fight the same battles as they are.
> It didn't take me long to realize that many of the members on the PPML
> are also over there, so that got me thinking...
> Is there any consideration ever put into what the 'other guys' are
> when policy is created? More importantly, are there any global
> discussions that take place, so that one area can benefit from the
> experience of the other RIRs?
Excellent question... short answer is "Yes".
Both the ARIN Advisory Council and ARIN Board note developments
in the other regions with respect to new policy initiatives. In
fact, this is one of the major reasons why we make certain to
have an AC member present at each RIR meeting (to bring back
important issues and discussions for all of the AC members
When policy proposals are presented at ARIN's public policy
meeting, we make sure to mention any similar policy proposals
underway in other regions for similar reasons. Finally, the
staff actively engages with the staff of the other RIR's to
be aware of policy discussions as the happen, and can also
make the ARIN AC aware of any discussions which might prove
Overall, there's a high level of awareness. We intentionally
don't run single global discussions on policy, because it
would be rather unwieldy but also because there are often
local issues that need to be considered. This means that
folks who wish to follow *all* of the various discussions
for any given topic do need to get used to tracking each
region's discussion, but you can often just track one RIR
discussion and the most significant discussion points will
be raised in any case.
Acting President and CEO
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