[arin-ppml] Advisory Council Meeting Results - December 2010

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Dec 21 12:14:40 EST 2010

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP), the ARIN
Advisory Council (AC) held a meeting on 16 December 2010 and made
decisions about several draft policies and proposals.

After last call the AC recommended that the ARIN Board of Trustees adopt
the following draft policy:

   ARIN-2010-8 Rework of IPv6 assignment criteria

The AC moved the following draft policy to last call (it will be posted
separately to last call):

   ARIN-2010-14 Standardize IP Reassignment Registration Requirements

The AC accepted the following proposals on to the AC's docket for
development and evaluation:

   ARIN-prop-121 Better IPv6 Allocation for ISPs
   ARIN-prop-123 Reserved Pool for Critical Infrastructure

The AC abandoned the following proposals:

   ARIN-prop-122 Reserved Pool for Future Policy Development
   ARIN-prop-124 Clarification of Section
   ARIN-prop-125 Efficient Utilization of IPv4 Requires Dual-Stack

"The AC did not feel that emergency action was warranted for proposal
122, and given that the IANA IPv4 pool is expected to exhaust before the
April Public Policy Meeting, did not feel that it would be useful to put
this proposal on the AC's docket. The AC would encourage anyone with
policy proposals for improving NRPM section 4.10 to submit them
immediately, so they can be considered in time for the April meeting."

"After discussion of proposal 124, the AC did not feel that emergency
action was warranted. Normally there are few requests in queue and any
moment, as a result the expected overall impact of this issue should be
small. Furthermore, it is possible this proposal could increase the
motivation to submit incomplete or fraudulent proposals at the last
moment, it was felt this should not be encouraged.  As the trigger event
in NRPM Section is almost assuredly to have occurred before the
April Public Policy Meeting, this proposal would be irrelevant by the
time it could be presented at that meeting. Therefore, the AC voted to
abandon the proposal now."

And regarding ARIN-prop-125 the AC stated, "The initial interpretation
was that while ARIN's role is to manage and administer Internet number
resources, this proposal strays too far from management towards a
mandate. This proposal may benefit the deployment of IPv6, but it would
do so by forcing companies to deploy IPv6 where it may not be
immediately needed and could have unintended consequences on IPv4

The PDP states, “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.” The abandonment of proposals 122, 124 and 125 may be
petitioned to try to change them into draft policies for discussion on
the Public Policy Mailing List and at the April Public Policy Meeting
(this is the Discussion  Petition). The deadline to begin a petition
will be five business days after the AC's draft meeting minutes are
published. For more information on starting and participating in
petitions, see PDP Petitions at:

Draft Policy and Policy Proposal texts are available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:


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