[arin-ppml] ARIN-2012-3: ASN Transfers - Last Call

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu May 3 15:16:15 EDT 2012

On May 3, 2012, at 5:14 AM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

> Hi Dan,
> The current PDP that we are operating under with respect to this proposal says that:
> "The Advisory Council evaluates policy proposals and develops them into technically sound and useful draft policies that, if adopted, will make  a positive contribution to the Number Resource Policy Manual. "
> This proposal is technically sound; I believe that you would agree that we did address the technical concerns which were what the majority of what the opposition was on mailing list. The proposal is useful to the Internet technical community; it allows network operators to choose and was additionally noted to be useful by ARIN's outside legal counsel further benefiting the ARIN community.

I am not convinced that the proposal is technically sound and I think there are damaging aspects to it.

> 2 in favor vs. every one opposed) is a much wider margin of consensus than many other proposals that we've passed of late (See 2011-1 for example). Consensus is not a good challenge for this proposal.

It's also within the range of consensus by which we have abandoned proposals in the past.

> With Section 8.3 and 2011-1 opening the door for transfer at-large, it would make sense for ASN's to be included in this as well and as such, the AC overwhelmingly adopted this proposal 10 in favor, 4 opposed, an even wider margin than the public support. 

Which is one of the many reasons that a lot of us were wary about 8.3 to begin with and tried to include such protections as a sunset clause.

8.3 opened that door due to exigent circumstances for IPv4 runout. No such exigent circumstances exist with respect to ASNs.

Further, the AC did not adopt this proposal, the AC sent this proposal to last call.


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