[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-4: REMOVE 4.2.5 WEB HOSTING POLICY

John Springer springer at inlandnet.com
Thu Feb 6 14:27:59 EST 2014

Greetings PPML readers,

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-4: REMOVE 4.2.5 WEB HOSTING POLICY will be 
discussed next week during the Public Policy Consultation at NANOG 60 in 
Atlanta. This Consultation will take place on Tuesday from 9:30AM to 
13:00PM in the Augusta Room.

Comments are invited and welcome both here and there. The text of 
the Draft Policy is below my comments, which follow.

Comments (and questions) from me:

Firstly, do you support or oppose Draft Policy 2014-4?

This Draft Policy is functionally identical to the last bullet item of 
Draft Policy 2013-7 - NRPM 4 (IPv4) policy cleanup, which also will be 
presented next week. The author of this Draft Policy is aware of this 
overlap and "would like it submitted and considered entirely separately". 
One aspect of this situation is that the precursors of 2013-7 have 
attracted energetic comment. Adoption of 2014-4 separately would decouple 
this issue (2014-4) from the other parts of 2013-7 and its adoption or 
rejection. What do you think?

While the policy text of both proposals is functionally identical ("Remove 
section 4.2.5 Web Hosting Policy" in 2013-7 and "Remove section 4.2.5" in 
2014-4), the problem statements differ. 2013-7 says, "Since ARIN received 
its last /8, by IANA implementing section, this is now a 
distinction without a difference." 2014-4 says "Section 4.2.5 is 
technology-specific language that is not current with modern network 
operation needs and practices. We should remove it to make NRPM clearer." 
Both appear to be correct and sufficient. Which do you prefer and why? If 
neither, and you support 2014-4, can you please suggest text? Since both 
are Draft Policy, an opportunity exists for the AC to amend the problem 
statements so the two are congruent.

It has been suggested that this Draft Policy is without operational 
impact, being purely a house cleaning matter. Do you agree? If not, what 
operational relevance do you see?

Thank you for your consideration of this matter.

John Springer

From: ARIN (info at arin.net)
Date: Wed Jan 29 10:26:51 EST 2014

On 24 January 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted
"ARIN-prop-196 Remove 4.2.5 Web Hosting Policy" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-4 is below and can be found at:

You are encouraged to discuss the merits and your concerns of Draft
Policy 2014-4 on the Public Policy Mailing List.

The AC will evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance
of this draft policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet Number Resource
Policy as stated in the PDP. Specifically, these principles are:

   * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
   * Technically Sound
   * Supported by the Community

The ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) can be found at:

Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:


Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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Draft Policy ARIN-2014-4
Remove 4.2.5 Web Hosting Policy

Date: 29 January 2014

Problem Statement:

Section 4.2.5 is technology-specific language that is not current with
modern network operation needs and practices. We should remove it to
make NRPM clearer.

Policy statement:

Remove section 4.2.5.

a.Timetable for implementation: Immediate
b.Anything else:

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