[arin-ppml] History Lesson (was: DRAFT POLICY ARIN-2011-1: GLOBALLY COORDINATED TRANSFER POLICY (Legacy space))

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Apr 13 06:50:05 EDT 2011

On Apr 12, 2011, at 11:43 PM, Jeffrey I. Schiller wrote:

>  "By approving this document as a Best Current Practice,the IESG
>   asserts its belief that this policy described herein is an accurate
>   representation of the current practice of the IP address registries
>   with respect to address assignment.  This does not constitute
>   endorsement or recommendation of this policy by the IESG. 
> ...
> I am pretty much responsible for that note. In our deliberations
> within the IESG (John, I believe you were there as well) I objected to
> the proposed document (which would become RFC2050). One objection
> (called a DISCUSS vote) was sufficient to stall a document. And
> DISCUSS we did...   The basis of my objection was that the document
> covered what I believed to be business practices and was not really
> about technology. 

Jeff - 

Your IESG reminiscing ;-) raises some important questions about next 

What principles do you believe are most appropriate for a global
framework for Internet number resource management today, and where
should that be discussed if not the IETF?  Also, given that RFC 2008 
is also a BCP but clearly discusses more technical matters of Internet 
address architecture and implications, where should a discussion of such
Internet-wide constraints occur?  It seems that these would be rather
essential questions to determine if we're going to further evolve the 
addressing architecture of the Internet.


John Curran
President and CEO

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