[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-154 Shared Space for IPv4 Address Extension (w/IETF considerations)

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Tue Jul 5 10:54:34 EDT 2011

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>  Absolutely no policy proposal is necessary [...] the Board has to determine
>  what is most appropriate for the organization, as is its proper
>  role when it comes to ARIN's relation with other Internet bodies.

In about four months, 5 AC members and 2 board members need the
support of the MSOs behind 2011-5 if they intend to continue
determining "what is most appropriate for the organization." A third
board member has recent experience with how long it took to move the
solution to a critical security flaw in the DNS protocol through the
IETF process... and has personal experience with the stop-gaps
implemented outside the process in order to tide things over.

It is not necessary for the board to seek the community's consensus
before taking a proposed policy in a direction the community didn't
envision, but it would be wise.

Bill Herrin

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