[ppml] RIR's to leave IANA / ICANN

John M. Brown john at chagres.net
Tue Oct 8 00:41:50 EDT 2002

The ARIN BOT and the President of ARIN has repeatedly asked
the ARIN AC to be more involved in these issues. The ARIN
AC has been mostly silent on these issues and part of our
job is to provide GUIDANCE (from the web site) to the BOT on
policy issues.

When an RIR needs a /8, it is, um, Allocated, from 
the IANA.  Seems to be an Allocation issue to me.

Its perfectly wise for the AC to be active and involved in
bottom up policy making processes, and not to limit its 
roles in that process.  

Deciding on what ARIN does with its relationship with IANA
is a policy issue, and it would be wise for the members of the
AC, and the Membership to be more active in this area.

I think having to go to the ITU for future allocations to the
RIR's would be a disservice to our community.

I have not said the BOT is acting in a disservice to the 
community.  I *am* saying that the ARIN AC is not acting,
or participating in providing better input to the BOT, even
when it has been expressly asked by the ARIN President to do

I *am* saying that the ARIN Membership *MUST* take
a more active role in helping provide input to the AC, the BOT
and ARIN Staff..

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ppml at arin.net [mailto:owner-ppml at arin.net] On 
> Behalf Of Alec H. Peterson
> Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 9:44 PM
> To: ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [ppml] RIR's to leave IANA / ICANN
> --On Monday, October 7, 2002 20:54 -0600 "John M. Brown" 
> <john at chagres.net> 
> wrote:
> >
> > The ARIN AC, is charged with interfacing with the members 
> and helping 
> > to advise the Board on policy related matters.  Some on the 
> > believe the AC should only focus on "Crisp Allocation Matters", yet 
> > the Bylaws do no limit the AC in this manner.
> You make it sound like only members of the board think this.  
> At least one 
> AC member (yours truly) feels that the AC should only focus on IP 
> allocation issues.  For what it's worth I'm also a member of ARIN.
> The AC and the board have very different responsibilities.  I 
> personally do 
> not think it is wise to have the AC butt its way into things 
> that the board 
> is responsible for.  Also, it is worth pointing out that the 
> ARIN Board of 
> Trustees is not some elite group of insiders.  It is a group 
> of community 
> members that is directly elected by the ARIN membership.  I 
> personally feel 
> that the board is equally as impartial to the ICANN 
> discussion as the AC 
> would be.  I also feel (personally) that perpetuating the 
> idea that the 
> board is automatically not acting in the best interest of the 
> membership is 
> a disservice.
> Alec
> Speaking for only himself
> AC member
> ARIN member
> --
> Alec H. Peterson -- ahp at hilander.com
> Chief Technology Officer
> Catbird Networks, http://www.catbird.com

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