[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Sunset 2008-6 on schedule

John Schnizlein schnizlein at isoc.org
Fri Mar 20 16:08:57 EDT 2009

Really touching the line of off-topic -

Referring to ARIN's policy development process as "legislation" is a  
slippery slope I do not recommend walking.  However, the frequent huge  
difference between what goes into a Conference Committee and what  
comes out does not support the description: "unheard of".

Here is the part that gets back in the vicinity of the topic: the  
discussions of transfer proposals have been dynamic to say the least,  
not just in  ARIN but in other RIRs also.  It seems premature to  
discuss changes that have not been published yet, regardless of Owen's  
view of private conversations with staff.


On 2009Mar20, at 3:53 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

> Sunset clauses are VERY COMMONLY used to get controversal and somewhat
> objectionable public policy past the voters.  There's almost certainly
> people who would have changed their position on the original proposal
> if it lacked a sunset clause - otherwise a sunset clause would never
> have been put in it in the first place.  To pass such "legislation"  
> with
> a clause and then remove the clause immediately after passage is  
> unheard of.

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