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

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 17:21:56 EDT 2013

On 7/8/13, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4
> RIR Principles

I continue to have some objection to this draft,  because it is still
a statement of supposed principles, not policy.  Per PDP 3.2
"proposals to change policy must address a clearly defined, existing
or potential problem with number resource policy in the region."

The purpose of ARIN policy is to define policy, not goals.  The number
resource policy manual is not the ARIN charter.

PDP section 4 already defines principles of ARIN policy.

So there does not appear to be anything to accomplish by the draft.

"For example, Conservation often requires greater consideration in
IPv4 address distribution due to the limited size of the address
space, Routability has a higher weight for the massive IPv6 address
space, and AS numbers place the highest value on Registration because
come from a moderately sized pool and are not subject to aggregation."

This is no good....    we essentially have here  a policy statement
that ARIN should apply good judgement  and consideration when using

Since they are supposed to do that anyways,  the statement is redundant.

We dont' need a policy statement say  "Care must be taken to ensure
balance with these
conflicting goals "

Care must be taken to ensure fairness and technical soundness given
any conflicting policy....

The policy itself should be introducing conflicting circumstances:
It's the policy's job to get updated to resolve conflicts of that

Policy should provide clear implementable guidelines,   not  vague
assertions that "you need to be careful,  read the author's mind,  and
do whatever that person would want....".


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