[arin-ppml] LAST CALL: Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-5: Remove 7.2 Lame Delegations

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Tue Jun 24 16:15:49 EDT 2014

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC) met on 19 June 2014 and decided to
send the following to last call:

   Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-5: Remove 7.2 Lame Delegations

Feedback is encouraged during the last call period. All comments should
be provided to the Public Policy Mailing List. This last call will
expire on 8 July 2014. After last call the AC will conduct their
last call review.

The draft policy text is below and available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process is available at:


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Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-5
Remove 7.2 Lame Delegations

21 April 2014

AC's assessment of conformance with the Principles of Internet Number 
Resource Policy:

"ARIN-2014-5: Remove 7.2 Lame Delegations enables fair and impartial 
number resource administration by removing a no-longer-relevant section 
of the NRPM. All of the changes in this draft policy have proven 
uncontroversial thus far, with substantially more hands for the policy 
than against."

Problem Statement:

Section 7.2, asking ARIN to resolve Lame Delegations in in-addr.arpa, 
was established almost 10 years ago. While there may be real lameness 
problems in the in-addr.arpa tree, this should no longer be part of ARIN 
policy for two reasons:

1) NRPM should primarily be used to determine when requestors do, and do 
not, qualify for number resources because that's what ARIN's purpose is 
relevant to. ARIN is not an operational technical body, and its policy 
should only regulate activities ARIN is designed to participate in.

1a) We don't put text about how to operate Whois or RWhois or IRR in 
NRPM, so we should not put in text about how to operate DNS.

2) ARIN has never effectively implemented this. If there's still a need, 
it should be addressed directly with ARIN management and staff for 

Policy statement:

Remove section 7.2

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

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