[ppml] RE: [arin-announce] NRO Response to ITU Comments on th e Management of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
Jeff.Urmann at HFA-MN.ORG
Wed Nov 17 15:44:41 EST 2004
> I am aware that one does not have to be an ARIN member to propose a policy
> or participate, however, I question how many non-members are (a) aware of
> this; and (b) participate in the ARIN PPML and at meetings.
a.) I`m an "aware" non-ARIN member. I stumbled across PPML in 2002 looking
for information to acquire additional public ip address space. My ISP
declined my request saying that ARIN policy says I do not qualify. But only
after I insisted on getting a reasonable explanation. My ISP was not going
to "fight" for me. I had to find a "voice" of my own.
b.) I`ve never been to a meeting, and in my current position, probably never
will. I`m an PPML lurker mostly, but I did provide input on one policy
proposal in the past (2002). In that discussion, I mentioned many of the
things Gregory mentioned. Many offered the same suggested we`re currently
Since this seems to be a re-occurring theme, my concern is that not enough
is being done in a timely fashion. I`m not sure what I can do. My voice is
just too insignificant to ITU to make a difference.
If ARIN do not want government control over (I)internet (is it a proper noun
now?) names and numbers, then take action; be more pro-active in getting the
word out. The notice to PPML comes only a couple days before ITU will be
accepting comments. I believe the time has come and gone (November 15,
2004). Or did I read it wrong?
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