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

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Wed Mar 14 08:32:59 EDT 2007

Okay, so this is what my "petition/protest" mail was all about:

 From before (to make sure it counts under the rules):

I would like to voice a qualified "I object" to this rejection.

I would like to see some discussion on this, even though I comprehend
the reasons given below for the rejection and acknowledge that they
are valid.  My motivation for speaking up is to see if there might be
a way that the spirit of the proposal can be pushed forward in ARIN
even if the particular proposal has mechanics that are problematic.

At this point, I don't have a specific recommendation, just wanted to
say that there might be a reason to reconsider this, perhaps in
another form.

At 16:57 +0900 3/14/07, Toshiyuki Hosaka wrote:
>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:
>   http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/ppml/2007-February/006000.html
>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,
>    and,
>   2) send email to petition at arin.net with full point of contact
>      information, including their telephone number and organizational
>      affiliation.
>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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Edward Lewis                                                +1-571-434-5468

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