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

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Wed Jul 25 15:23:33 EDT 2012

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process, the ARIN 
Advisory Council (AC) held a meeting on 19 July 2012 and made decisions 
about several draft policies and proposals.

The AC selected the following proposal as a draft policy for adoption 
discussion online and at the ARIN Public Policy Meeting in Dallas in 
October (ARIN XXX). The draft policy will be posted shortly to the PPML.

   ARIN-prop-167 Removal of Renumbering Requirement for Small Multihomers

The following proposals were added to the AC's docket for development 
and evaluation:

   ARIN-prop-175 Delete Section 8.2
   ARIN-prop-177 Revising Section 4.4 C/I Reserved Pool Size

The AC abandoned the following proposals:

   ARIN-prop-166 Clarify /29 Assignment Identification Requirement
   ARIN-prop-173 Revisions to M&A Transfer Requirements
   ARIN-prop-174 Policies Apply to All Resources in the Registry
   ARIN-prop-176 Increase Needs-Based Justification to 60 months on 8.3 
Specified Transfers
   ARIN-prop-178 Regional Use of Resources

The AC provided the following statements about the abandoned proposals:

166. "The Advisory Council abandoned ARIN-Prop-166 because the current 
text is not technically sound and there has not been any significant
community support for this policy change. The AC did however want to 
address the originator's intent and therefore the proposal's shepherd
submitted the original text to ARINs suggestion process as ACSP 

173. "The ARIN Advisory Council voted to abandon ARIN-prop-173: 
Revisions to M&A Transfer Requirements.  Consensus of the AC was that 
prop-173 was a political statement in the context of a larger discussion 
and that as such it is not necessary. Moreover, it was felt that if 
changes to section 8.2 of the NRPM were required there were other 
proposals in play that would make the tweaks in a more fine-grained manner."

174. "The ARIN Advisory Council voted to abandon ARIN-prop-174: Policies 
Apply to All Resources in the Registry.  Consensus of the AC was that 
prop-174 was a political statement in the context of a larger discussion 
and that as such it is not necessary. Moreover, it was felt that the 
issue is handeled sufficiently in the RSA or LRSA contracts."

176. "The ARIN Advisory Council voted not to accept onto the docket, 
ARIN-prop-176 "Increase Needs-Based Justification to 60 months". The AC 
feels that with the change to 24 month window in 8.3 having not yet been 
implemented, it would be premature to increase the window of 
justification. As well there was concern over 60 month networking plans 
being speculative and difficult to evaluate."

178. "The ARIN Advisory Council voted to abandon ARIN-prop-178 "Regional 
Use of Resources". This proposal was brought forth in response to ARIN 
staff comments at the last public policy meeting regarding there being a 
lack of definition of where resources from a particular RIR could be 
used. The consensus of the AC was that this is an issue that merits 
further discussion and investigation but that the proposed text in 
prop-178 is not the solution. The AC plans to work on this issue at its 
next working session."

The AC abandoned proposals 166, 173, 174, 176, and 178. Anyone 
dissatisfied with these decisions may initiate a petition. The petition 
to advance a proposal would be 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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