[arin-ppml] fee structure

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Mar 29 14:16:40 EDT 2013

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 12:55 PM, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
> AFAIK, folk involved in resource policy making don't "vote" on the
> policies, it is done by consensus.


This is not correct. In fact, the word "consensus" appears only twice
in the current policy development process document, one of those in
the following context: "If consensus is not achieved [...] the
President may facilitate the selection process."

In practice, a policy is adopted through a series of votes: several by
the advisory council followed by a final vote by the board of
trustees. The members of the board and advisory council are in turn
elected by a vote only of ARIN's members.

Policy proposals are informed by public input and public debate and
often originate from non-ARIN members. But procedurally, adopting
policy is not bound to adhere to the prevailing public viewpoint,
either directly or through representation.

Bill Herrin

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Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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