[arin-ppml] Advisory Council Meeting Results - April 2015

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Mon Apr 27 12:05:41 EDT 2015

In accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP), the ARIN 
Advisory Council (AC) met on 15 April 2015.

The AC moved the following to last call (to be posted separately to last 

   Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-6: Remove Operational Reverse DNS Text
   Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-21: Modification to CI Pool Size 
per Section 4.4

The AC abandoned the following:

   Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-1: Out of Region Use
   Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-14: Removing Needs Test from Small 
IPv4 Transfers
   Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-22: Removal of Minimum in Section 4.10

The AC provided the following statements:

Regarding ARIN-2014-1: Out of Region Use:

"After taking into careful consideration feedback from the ARIN 
community, both on PPML and at ARIN 35, the AC voted to abandon 2014-1.

The AC's consensus is that more work is needed in clarifying and 
resolving issues in this area and that a new proposal is more likely to 
yield favorable results than continued efforts to tweak the existing 
proposal, which has morphed considerably from the original author's 
intent.  To that end, there are AC members currently working to craft a 
new proposal in this problem space."

Regarding ARIN-2014-14: Removing Needs Test from Small IPv4 Transfers:

"In its meeting on April 15th, 2015 following ARIN35, the ARIN advisory 
council voted to abandon Draft Policy 2014-14 due to lack of support in 
the community, as expressed in the Public Policy Meeting and on PPML."

Regarding ARIN-2014-22: Removal of Minimum in Section 4.10:

"The ARIN Advisory Council, based on input from the community, has voted 
to abandon ARIN 2014-22 Removal of Minimum in Section 4.10.

The primary goal of Section 4.10 is to provide small blocks of IPv4 
space to new entrants for IPv6. The removal of the minimum would have 
significantly reduced the number of blocks available.

While blocks smaller than /24 are not widely routable today, the 
Advisory Council believes the change would be premature.

As a first step to address routability concerns, the AC also recommends 
that ARIN take additional measures to increase awareness of the specific 
/10 netblock reserved for assignments under 4.10."


The AC is continuing to work on:

   Draft Policy ARIN-2015-1: Modification to Criteria for IPv6 Initial 
End-User Assignments

The AC found the revisions to the ARIN NRPM Section 5 (as posted to PPML 
on 24 February 2015) to be editorial in nature and recommended they be 
adopted by the ARIN Board of Trustees.

The AC abandoned 2014-1, 2014-14 and 2014-22. Anyone dissatisfied with 
these decisions may initiate a petition. The deadline to begin a 
petition will be five business days after the AC's draft meeting minutes 
are published. For more information on starting and participating in 
petitions, see PDP Petitions at:

Draft Policy and Proposal texts are available at:

The ARIN Policy Development Process can be found at:


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