[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Extend Experimental Renewal Timeframe

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ARIN received the following policy proposal. In accordance with the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process, the proposal is being
posted to the ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (PPML) and being placed on
ARIN's website.

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) will review this proposal at their next
regularly scheduled meeting. The AC may decide to:

      1. Accept the proposal as written. If the AC accepts the proposal,
it will be posted as a formal policy proposal to PPML and it will be
presented at a Public Policy Meeting.

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will work with the author to clarify, combine or divide the proposal. At
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petition fails, then the proposal will be closed.

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Policy Proposal Name: Extend Experimental Renewal Timeframe

Author: Azinger and Dave Meyer

Proposal Version: 1

Submission Date: 4 June 2008

Proposal type: Modify

Policy term: Permanent

Policy statement:

This proposal is to modify section 11.4 in the Policy Manual to extend
the experimental timeframe from one year to two years before having to
re-justify the use of an experimental block.


Currently anyone who has an experimental block is required to re-justify
his or her use after just one year.  Reality shows that any true
experiment in technical nature that addresses the internet architecture
and routing will take at least two years given the constraints of time
and the simple fact of working out what could be a bug in the theory and
not a show stopper.  This proposal just wishes to extend the timeframe
one year so that time isn’t wasted on re-justification.

The revision of 11.4 would read as follows:

The Numbering Resources are allocated on a lease/license basis for a
period of  two years.  The allocation can be renewed on application to
ARIN providing information as per Detail One.  The identity and details
of the applicant and the allocated Numbering Resources will be published
under the conditions of ARIN’s normal publication policy.  At the end of
the experiment, resources allocated under this policy will be returned
to the available pool.

Timetable for implementation: Immediate

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