[arin-ppml] ARIN-prop-152 RSA Modification Limits

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri May 27 16:23:30 EDT 2011

On May 27, 2011, at 7:48 AM, David Farmer wrote:

> On 5/27/11 08:31 CDT, ARIN wrote:
>> The above requirements may be waived to the extent necessary to meet a
>> court order or settlement, but, such court order must be public or such
>> settlement must include terms allowing the settlement terms to be
>> published by ARIN, including the list of affected addresses and the
>> exact resulting RSA. ARIN shall publish the terms of any such settlement
>> and the resulting RSA within 10 days of drafting the settlement or RSA
>> whichever comes later.
> This paragraph has some significant issues.  It is not possible for ARIN to dictate what information regarding a court order is public information, that is only in the control of the judge issuing the order.  If some information regarded a court order were ordered confidential, ARIN would be in contempt of such a court order if it improperly disclosed such confidential information, which this policy seems to require.

It doesn't It merely requires the order itself to be public.

It does, however, prohibit ARIN from agreeing to a settlement which
requires confidentiality.

> ARIN evaluates and protects confidential contract and business information on behalf of the community all the time, I'm not sure why this situation should be any different than all the others.  While transparency is an important objective, I feel this policy goes to far, and can not support it as written.

Fair enough. I would be willing to strike the part requiring a court order to
be public, but, I would prefer to preserve the settlement language. Would
that be acceptable to you?

> The rest of the policy other than this paragraph seems like it could be a useful policy improvement if it accurately reflects the community's intent.


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