[ppml] Proposal for the creation of a working group.

Scott Leibrand sleibrand at internap.com
Fri Oct 12 13:19:06 EDT 2007


Thanks for the clarification.  Notwithstanding my earlier comments, I 
support such an effort, provided that (as you state below) the output 
still goes through the normal policy development process (albeit 
hopefully more smoothly, the proposal having been crafted to achieve 

Thanks for your efforts,

Raul Echeberria wrote:
> Dear all:
> Just to clarify.
> There have been many interesting comments about 
> the Global Policy Development Process, and I 
> think that those comments could be the basis for 
> a revision of that process, but I am not 
> proposing now to develop a global policy.
> IMO at some point, the RIRs have to start to 
> apply different criteria for allocating IPv4 
> addresses. In fact, we have already seen some proposals like David's one.
> The problem that I see is that it will be 
> difficult that some RIRs adopt that kind of 
> policies if the others don't do that.
> So, the working group would analyze the issue 
> from a multiregional perspective  (I am avoinding 
> to use the word "global") and conclude if a 
> common proposal could be presented in every 
> region or different policy proposal for each 
> region , but based in the same concept and aiming 
> the same objective, would be more appropriate.
> The proposal or proposals should go later trhough 
> each regional PDP, so this WG would not be an 
> intereference with the currently established PDPs.
> As John commmented in his mail, the goal is to 
> increase the probability of approval of the WG 
> suggestions and get all the RIRs moving in the 
> same direction with exactly the same policies or not.
> Raúl
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