[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-4 - Staff Assessment
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Thu Oct 9 20:34:03 EDT 2008
> Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 15:25:03 -0700
> From: "Michael K. Smith - Adhost" <mksmith at adhost.com>
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-4 - Staff Assessment
> > I really liked Michael's Dillon's editorial suggestions from earlier, that
> > I'll
> > summarize, and maybe change slightly here;
> > 1. Find a different name for it, "Caribbean Region", at least by itself,
> > doesn't
> > work, maybe "Caribbean Region and assorted islands".
> > 2. Add the other assorted islands that are part of the ARIN Region, proba
> > Antarctica too. Basically anything not US and Canada. If this is justif
> > for
> > the Caribbean, it is justified for these other islands and Antarctica too.
> How about rolling up (1) and (2) into "territories in the ARIN region not s
> pecifically part of the Continental United States and Canada?
> > So back to what to call this thing; I'm really not sure what the term is
> > are
> > talking about here, but it includes factors of Remoteness, Sparsity of
> > Population, and Sparsity of Infrastructure. It is really the product of t
> > all
> > these factors. It is one of those things where I think you know it when
> > see it, but you really can't explain it. I haven't found a name for it,
> > maybe
> > you could call it an Internet Desert, just a thought, but it doesn't work
> > the
> > title of this policy.
> Non-continental ARIN participants?
Doesn't _that_ include somebody in ....
Prince Edward Island,
U.S. virgin Islands,
There are only four viable ways to make a policy like this:
1) explicitly list all the geopolitical divisions that are to be covered
by the policy
2) explicitly list all the geopolitical divisions that are *NOT* to be
covered by the policy
3) provide a sufficiently precise/detailed 'rule' to identify the desired
areas of coverage.
4) give staff "discretion' to make exceptions "as they deem appropriate".
I favor "codification" (i.e. 'in the NPRM') of the 4th option -- with some
language describing the 'intent' of the policy, for non-binding guidance.
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