[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-14: Resource Review Process

William Herrin arin-contact at dirtside.com
Wed Jul 25 20:40:26 EDT 2007

Leo Bicknell pointed out to me that under section 8 of the RSA, ARIN
already has authority to conduct reviews at any time. The proposed
policy would further restrict that to no more than once every 12

Accordingly, I'll eat some crow and reverse my position: I am FOR this proposal.

Bill Herrin

On 7/25/07, William Herrin <arin-contact at dirtside.com> wrote:
> I think this proposal is generally a good idea but I oppose it because
> of one specific issue:
> > 2. ARIN may conduct such reviews:
> >      c. at any other time without cause unless a prior review has been
> > completed in the preceding 12 months.
> While it may not be the intent of the proposal, this line allows ARIN
> to institute an annual without-cause review (aka annual audit) of all
> RSA-based registrants. Given that ARIN may face external pressure to
> implement a regular audit during the next several years (making each
> of our lives that much more of a pain in the rump), I think its a bad
> idea to enable the behavior with policy.
> I believe the without-cause statement should be reworded. Reviews
> should only be initiated when there is some affirmative reason to
> believe that a registrant is not in compliance with the policies.

William D. Herrin                  herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
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Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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