[arin-ppml] fee structure

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Mar 29 14:44:53 EDT 2013

On Mar 29, 2013, at 2:16 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> 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 -

That is not correct.

Under the Policy Development Process (which is adopted by the ARIN Board 
and binding on participants in the process, including the ARIN Advisory 
Council), draft policies are to be "supported by the community" and 
documented accordingly in order for the AC to recommend for adoption -


> 4. Recommendation of Draft Policies
> The Advisory Council develops and refines Draft Policies until they are satisfied that the Draft Policy meets ARIN's Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy (Part One, Section 4).   Specifically, these principles are:
> 	• Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
> 	• Technically Sound
> 	• Supported by the Community
> Guided by the discussion of the Draft Policy on the PPML, Public Policy Consultations with the community (if any) and its best judgment, the AC assesses the conformance of each Draft Policy to these principles and documents the result in an assessment section within the Draft Policy. ...

This is then confirmed as a result of a Public Policy Meeting and public
Last call before the policy is send to the ARIN Board of Trustees for 
ratification. The Board routinely confirms the community support during 
its review of the policy's development process before ratifying policy 

The AC is _bound_ by adopted processes to recommend policies _supported
by the community_ and the Board serves to confirm that this occurs.


John Curran
President and CEO

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