[arin-ppml] Petition Deadline – San Antonio

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Mon Mar 9 14:42:01 EDT 2009

Next month ARIN will conduct it’s bi-annual meeting ARIN XXIII 26-29
April 2009 in San Antonio Texas.  During that time, the Public Policy
Meeting will occur 27-28 April 2009.  In accordance with the Policy
Development Process, ARIN is informing the community that the time to
petition due to dissatisfaction with the actions taken so far by the
ARIN Advisory Council (AC) regarding policy proposals is drawing to a close.

The AC is currently working on six proposals and draft texts.

The AC intends to bring forth the following as draft policies for
discussion on the ARIN Public Policy Mailing list and at the upcoming
Public Policy Meeting:

   2008-7: Whois Integrity Policy Proposal

   80. IPv4 Recovery Fund

   81. Depleted IPv4 reserves

   82. Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries (Global)

The AC is continuing to work on these, but may not be publishing draft
policy text on the PPML in time for the upcoming Public Policy Meeting:

   2008-3: Community Networks IPv6 Allocation

   83. Protective Usage Transfer Policy for IPv4 Address

All draft policies must be published to the PPML at least 35 days prior
to a meeting in order to be placed on the agenda for that meeting. That
35-day deadline for ARIN XXIII is 23 March 2009. In addition, the entire
petition process to move proposals forward as draft policies must be
completed prior to the 35-day deadline. Per the ARIN Policy Development
Process, “Any member of the community, including a proposal originator,
may initiate a Discussion Petition if they are dissatisfied with the
action taken by the Advisory Council regarding any specific policy
proposal. If successful, this petition will change the policy proposal
to a draft policy which will be published for discussion and review by
the community on the PPML and at an upcoming public policy meeting.”

The deadline to start a proposal petition is 13 March 2009. Petitions
must include the proposal and a petition statement. Once begun, a
petition lasts for 5 business days. Success is measured as support from
at least 10 different people from 10 different organizations. Should an
actual petition begin, ARIN staff will post more detailed information.

The text for Draft Policies and Proposals is available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:


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