[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-4: REMOVE 4.2.5 WEB HOSTING POLICY
springer at inlandnet.com
Thu Feb 6 15:08:30 EST 2014
On Thu, 6 Feb 2014, John Springer wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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 10.4.2.2, this is now a distinction
> without a difference."
The correct problem statement for 2013-7 is "This information-gathering
policy has been in place for a decade now with no resulting policy
changes, and is no longer needed in light of IPv4 runout."
> 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
> 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:
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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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