[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2009-1: Transfer Policy (Using the Emergency PDP)

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Wed Mar 25 02:45:10 EDT 2009

Dear Member Services,

On 3/24/09 6:00 PM, Member Services wrote:
> Draft Policy 2009-1
> Transfer Policy
> The ARIN Board of Trustees has declared a policy emergency and is making
> use of the Emergency PDP provision in the ARIN Policy Development
> Process to revise policy.
> At their meeting on 6 February 2009 the ARIN Board of Trustees, based on
> the recommendation of the ARIN Advisory Council and noting that the
> Policy Development Process had been followed, adopted Draft Policy
> 2008-6: Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses.
> Then at their meeting on 8 March 2009, the Board noted there is a gap in
> the transfer policy that limits the availability of IPv4 address space
> at a time when otherwise available IPv4 address space will become
> scarce, and declared this gap an emergency. The Board initiated the
> Emergency PDP of the Policy Development Process in order to revise the
> transfer policy (both the existing transfer policy and the policy just
> adopted).
> Per the Emergency PDP, the draft policy below is being posted to the
> Public Policy Mailing List for 10 business days of discussion and review
> by the community. The emergency discussion period ends 7 April 2009.
> Within 5 business days of the end of discussion the Advisory Council
> will, having reviewed the comments on the list, review the draft policy
> and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. The Board may adopt
> or reject the draft policy. If the Board adopts the policy, it will be
> presented at the next public policy meeting for reconsideration.

Could the Board or a representative please explain what any specific 
action created the emergency under which they have declared a policy 
emergency?  The above is extraordinarily vague and I cannot understand 
how the proposed policy changes support the emergency since I do not 
understand what the emergency is.


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