[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Extend Experimental Renewal Timeframe - AC did not accept

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Tue Jun 24 14:54:23 EDT 2008

On 19 June 2008, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) concluded its review of 
the proposed policy "Extend Experimental Timeframe" and did not accept 
it as a formal policy proposal. The AC provided the following 
explanation of their decision:

"The reason we do not accept it is because this does not address a 
direct need of the community."

During the initial review period the AC may decide to:

1) Accept the proposal as a formal policy proposal as written.

2) Postpone their decision regarding the proposal until the next 
regularly scheduled AC meeting in order to work with the author.

3) Not accept the policy proposal.

In the event that the AC decides not to accept the proposal, 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: 

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 October ARIN XXII Public Policy Meeting is 
23:59 EDT, 5 September 2008. 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.


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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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