[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 2008-4 - Staff Assessment
farmer at umn.edu
Fri Oct 10 03:54:44 EDT 2008
On 9 Oct 2008 cja at daydream.com wrote:
> Although I get what you're saying currently the Arctic Regions aren't asking
> for a change in ARIN policy. This proposal was asked for by a specific
> subset of our community and it was written in an effort to serve the needs
> of that community. I personally feel that the ARIN staff has defined that
> region in their response to this proposal. I am not wedded to its name and
> if we want to call this policy something else that's fine. I object to
> making it a kitchen sink proposal (which will definitely delay this proposal
> from approval) that includes segments of the community that didn't ask for
> and don't necessarily need this policy.
I here you saying that this should only apply to the "Caribbean Region"
because they are the ones that asked for it.
However, the rational states that; "ARIN staff have noted that organizations
in the Caribbean region have problems...", This make it sound like this was
initiated by ARIN noticing problems. If this is the case then I'm asking why
the issue is only limited to the Caribbean region. If ARIN is going to initiate a
change then why shouldn't it be more broadly defined.
If it is truly the case that you state above "this proposal was asked for by a
specific subset of our community (the Caribbean region)" then the rational
should say that, and not start out with "ARIN staff have noted that
organizations in the Caribbean region have problems..."
I believe the currently stated rationale equally applies to "Antarctica, Bouvet
Islands, US Minor Outlying Islands, St Pierre and Miquelon, Heard and
McDonald Islands and St Helena" and If this is an ARIN initiate change it
should include these too. If you don't believe the rational equally applies to
these, then help me understand why? Or, if this was truly initiated by the
Caribbean region, provide a more accurate Rationale.
As I have said, I think this is an important policy, and call for the inclusion of
these 7other countries within the ARIN Region to the 21 countries you are
saying make up the Caribbean region.
David Farmer Email: farmer at umn.edu
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