[arin-ppml] Advisory Council Meeting Results - February 2012

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Wed Feb 22 17:52:38 EST 2012

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process, the ARIN 
Advisory Council (AC) held a meeting on 16 February 2012 and made 
decisions about several proposals.

The AC selected the following proposals as draft policies for adoption
discussion online and at the ARIN XXIX Public Policy Meeting in
Vancouver in April. The draft policies will be posted shortly to the PPML.

   ARIN-prop-151 Limiting needs requirements for IPv4 Transfers
   ARIN-prop-159 IPv6 Subsequent Allocations Utilization Requirement

The AC abandoned the following proposals:

   ARIN-prop-161 Normalize Free pool and Transfer justification periods
   ARIN-prop-163 Dedicated resources for initial ISP allocations
   ARIN-prop-164 Predictable ARIN IPv4 Resource exhaustion

The AC stated the following about proposal 161, "Based on similarities 
between proposals 161 and 162 combined with the greater support of 162 
on PPML, the AC decided to abandon 161 and focus on development of 162."

Regarding proposal 163, the AC stated, "Based on a lack of significant 
support or extenuating circumstances that would require the creation of 
a specially designated class of v4 address space within the ARIN region, 
the AC chose to abandon proposal 163. Without a compelling inequity 
present, it's difficult to make a case for carve-outs of any kind other 
than for critical infrastructure. The community has underscored this 
with significant expressions of support for fewer v4 initiatives and 
more focus on transition."

And regarding proposal 164, the AC said, "Due to a lack of support and 
strong opposition among the community on PPML, the AC abandoned proposal 

The AC thanks the authors and the community for their continuing effort
and contributions to these and all other policy considerations.

The AC abandoned proposals 161, 163 and 164. The AC is advancing draft 
policy text for proposals 151 and 159 that differs from the original 
proposal texts. Anyone dissatisfied with these decisions may initiate a 
petition. The petition to advance these proposals 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 Proposal texts are available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:


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