Mury mury at
Sun Sep 17 20:00:55 EDT 2000

How come you snipped #2, which said:

2)  Normally, proposals for global policies within the area of the ASO's
responsibility will be developed within the RIRs and forwarded to the
Address Council for their consideration.

Is ARIN not a RIR?  I didn't see anywhere in the MOU that said policies
should be delevoped at the ASO level, which seems very likely to be
semantics anyway since the ASO is made up of ARIN, RIPE and APNIC.

In either case whether you want to argue that it is the ASO and not ARIN,
isn't my point that ICANN has given the RIRs or ASO the authority and the
responsibility to delevop global policies?

You are arguing against me, but making my point.

GoldenGate Internet Services

On Sun, 17 Sep 2000, Kent Crispin wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 17, 2000 at 01:51:45PM -0500, Mury wrote:
> > 
> > Hold the fort!
> > 
> > I've taken some time to try to understand the authority and the role of
> > ARIN in relation to ICANN instead of taking some people's word for it.
> > 
> > Here is a summary of what I found on ICANN's site.  I have pasted the text
> > from further down as a
> > reference.
> > 
> > 1)  The ICANN bylaws assign to the ASO (which ARIN is) the responsibility
> You are confusing the ASO and ARIN.  ARIN is not the ASO.  The ASO is 
> part of ICANN; ARIN is a member of the ASO.  Not the only member.
> [...]
> > Doesn't this sound like it is ARIN's responsibilty to develop policies and
> > not ICANNs?
> No, it sounds like it is the ASO's responsibility.
> > It sure reads like ICANN has given ARIN not just the
>     s/ARIN/ASO/
> > authority, but the responsibility to create *global* policies for
> > registration of address space.  There are no conditions listed, no
> > exceptions.
> > 
> > What am I not understanding?
> ARIN is not the ASO.  The ASO is a separate body that includes *all* 
> the address registries.  
> -- 
> Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
> kent at                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain

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