[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles - revised

Chris Grundemann cgrundemann at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 12:51:44 EDT 2013

On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:
> Well said, Bill. I haven't participated in this debate because I don't think it is able to accomplish anything productive. The ARIN NPRM already contains a section (4.1) called "General Principles" for IPv4, and for IPv6 sections 6.3 and 6.4 on "Goals" and "Policy Principles" respectively. I don't agree with everything in those sections, but can move to change them at any time.

And this is a move to change them...

> As I understand it, ARIN 2013-4 is a rather bizarre attempt to indirectly modify the content of an update to RFC 2050 in another venue. No such modification is needed because goals and principles are already fully embedded in the NRPM. Can someone tell me why we are having this conversation?

Well, one obvious reason why we are having this conversation is that
the current section 4.1 (which you reference above) contains a pointer
to RFC2050, which will soon be deprecated. Rather than lose that
pointer, this policy proposal seeks to codify the most relevant bits
of RFC 2050 (the principles as we see them today) into the NRPM.

Another reason is that it would seem to make sense to have a single
set of over arching principles for number resource management by the
RIR in one place, and then have IPv4, IPv6, and ASN specifics in each
of those sections.

Finally, we are having this discussion because many appear to find it
relevant and important, as an AC member discussing proposed policy
changes is kind of your thing now. ;-)


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