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

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Tue Mar 13 15:37:49 EDT 2012

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process, the ARIN 
Advisory Council (AC) held a meeting on 8 March 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-157 Section 8.3 Simplification
   ARIN-prop-162 Redefining request window in

The AC abandoned the following proposal:

   ARIN-prop-165 Eliminate Needs-Based Justification on 8.3 Specified 

The AC provided the following statement about prop-165:
"Based on  significant community opposition to the removal of the needs
requirement in 8.3 transfers, the AC  chose to abandon proposal 165. 
While the author has brought to light privately additional issues, most 
of them are procedural in nature and would require a complete rewrite of 
both the policy and rationale text well beyond the original proposal's 
intent. The AC feels that there is merit in the discussion of these 
issues, and suggests that the author look at more specific issues 
outside of removal of needs, that could be applied  to new 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 proposal 165. The AC is advancing draft policy text for 
proposals 157 and 162 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. Note that in order for a petition 
of any of the proposals to be considered successful for the upcoming 
ARIN XXIX meeting, the petition must be concluded by 18 March 2012 in 
order to meet the requirement of posting as draft policy at least 35 
days prior to the meeting. If you are considering petitioning, starting 
one early is better than later.

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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