[ppml] Comments on ARIN's reverse DNS mapping policy

Stephen Sprunk stephen at sprunk.org
Tue Sep 11 11:28:47 EDT 2007

Thus spake michael.dillon at bt.com
>>  So to your point John, I would say its worth writing up and
>> submitting it.   Clearly you have good rational and a need.  I
>> would be interested to see how many people would support it
>> and what type of Con's would be pointed out.
> I personally think that it is inappropriate for an ARIN AC member
> to be encouraging people to ...

We're supposed to be electing people to the AC because they have Clue(tm) on 
numbering resource matters, so it is counter-productive to attempt to muzzle 

I am happy with the recent trend by BoT members to indicate whether they're 
speaking with their BoT "hats" on or not; perhaps it would be appropriate 
for AC members to do so as well to avoid the appearance of them trying to 
unduly influence the process.  Personally, I think it should not be 
necessary, since any official statements from the BoT or AC come in an 
easily-recognized form, but it's a friendly, voluntary process that helps 
remind people.

> ... submit policy proposals that are clearly out of the scope of
> ARIN's charter.

I disagree that such a proposal is "clearly" out of scope.  We have existing 
policy (7.2) against lame delegations.  It is not much of a stretch to 
extend that policy to include lame subdelegations.  At most, the point is 
debatable, which means it's not "clear".

If such a proposal were accepted by the community, it would be up to counsel 
to determine whether it was within the charter.  We have been told to make 
the policy we feel is best for the community without regard to legal 
complications until told otherwise.


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