[ppml] ARIN participation (was: Proposed Policy: IPv6 HD rati o)

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed May 11 20:04:28 EDT 2005

> I don't know about that. My personal opinion (at the risk of becoming
> public enemy #1, which is hardly an unusual position for me) is that it
> was  a mistake to make 2003-15 a policy when we knew that Afrinic would
> become a RIR within a year and when we knew that micro-assignment policy
> (for the SAME size assignments) was also part of ARIN's own agenda.
While I agreed with you to a certain extent, 2003-15 represented much more
than the actual policy relief it provided.  It was important for a number
of reasons that 2003-15 received consensus and approval.  It made a big
difference to the AfriNIC contingent.  It showed them strong support from
ARIN, and, it did provide a small amount of additional relief to them beyond
what was available from 2002-3.  It is a good thing that AfriNIC is up and
running only a year later.  There is some reason to believe, however,
2003-15, this would not have happened as quickly.  That is one of the
I agreed to support 2003-15.  Also note, that 2003-15 was viewed as so
important by the AfriNIC contingent that there was agreement to support
2002-3 only if I would support 2003-15.

In the end, I don't think we are considered enemies of AfriNIC.  It was a
good debate, and, I think everyone won in the end as a result of a good
airing of the ideas and needs.

Anyway, I'm starting to drift off the original topic here.  Bottom line,
silence is viewed as consent, often by both sides of a debate.  If you don't
want to support both parties positions, voice your position.


If it wasn't crypto-signed, it probably didn't come from me.
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