[ppml] Initiation of Petition was Re: Proposed Policy: IPv4 Countdown - not accepted by AC as formal policy proposal

Toshiyuki Hosaka hosaka at nic.ad.jp
Wed Mar 14 03:57:11 EDT 2007

Dear All,

This is a formal petition request to advance the policy proposal entitled "IPv4
Countdown Policy Proposal". The full text of the proposal is posted on the ARIN
website at the following URL:


This policy proposal was to respond in an orderly way to the upcoming exhaustion
of the IPv4 address space. The AC rejected this proposal due to anti-trust
issues however I strongly believe that we should discuss this kind of policy in
the ARIN open policy forum, rather than simple rejection, since IPv4 address 
exhaustion is so important issue to the whole community.

According to the Internet Policy Evaluation Process, people who wish to document
their support for the petition must do the following within the next five (5) days:

  1) post a response to the Public Policy Mailing List stating their
     support for the proposal,


  2) send email to petition at arin.net with full point of contact
     information, including their telephone number and organizational

If you have any questions about this process you can refer to the ARIN website
at http://www.arin.net/policy/ipep.html for the full text explaining the
petition process.

Thanks and best regards,
Toshiyuki Hosaka <hosaka at nic.ad.jp>

Member Services wrote (2007/03/03 2:47):
> On 1 March 2007 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) concluded its review of
> the proposed policy 'IPv4 Countdown' and did not accept it as a formal
> policy proposal.
> The AC rejected this proposal having taken into consideration the
> anti-trust issues raised by the ARIN General Counsel and because the AC
> deemed the proposal to be contrary to ARIN's mission.
> During the initial review period the AC may decide to:
> 1)  Accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal as it is presented,
> 2)  Work with the author to clarify, divide or combine it with another
> proposal, or
> 3)  Not accept the policy proposal.
> In the event that the AC decides not to accept the proposed policy, then
> the author may elect to use the petition process to advance the
> proposal. For petition details see the section called "Petition
> Process" in the ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process which
> can be found at:
> http://www.arin.net/policy/irpep.html
> The deadline for the author to initiate a petition per the ARIN Internet
> Resource Policy Evaluation Process is 40 days prior to the meeting; the
> petition deadline for the ARIN XIX Public Policy Meeting
> is 14 March 2007. If the author chooses not to petition or the petition
> is unsuccessful, then the proposed policy is closed. If a petition is
> successful, then the proposal will be numbered and posted for discussion
> and presented at ARIN's Public Policy Meeting.
> The proposed policy text can be found at:
> http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/ppml/2007-February/006000.html
> Regards,
> Member Services
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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