[arin-ppml] Revised - Draft Policy ARIN-2020-8: Clarify and Update Annual Renewal Fee

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 21:24:59 EST 2021

There is no argument here.

Happy pandemic Saturday, all.


On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 9:15 PM John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> On 16 Jan 2021, at 8:37 PM, Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> I am sure we are talking about the same thing David.
> The authority to establish the rules in which resources are allocated and
> revoked is a prerogative from this forum (which includes members and
> non-members), as in any other RIR. The PDP guarantees the Board the
> ultimate authority to adopt a new policies in order to make sure it is in
> line with all legal and operational aspects of the RIR system.
> The authority to establish fee structure, operational procedures, etc is a
> prerogative from the Board and Staff.
> Fernando –
> Given the widespread nature of this forum, I am obligated to correct
> misinformation regarding the nature of ARIN whenever it is posted here.
> Your statements above regarding ARIN’s authority are not correct, and I
> thought it best if I take a moment to provide ARIN’s authority in succinct
> format so that we may all move on to discussing the merits and concerns
> with the particular policy proposal under discussion –
> Per ARIN’s Articles of Incorporation and accompanying Bylaws, ARIN is a
> membership organization.
> The membership provides ARIN its authority by election of our Board of
> Trustees.  The Board of Trustees holds ARIN's authority, and exercises that
> authority to further the purposes of the organization.
> The ARIN members also elect an Advisory Council (ARIN AC), which advises
> the Board of Trustees on number resource policy matters.   The Board of
> Trustees has adopted a Policy Development Process, which directs the ARIN
> AC to work with the community, including via this forum, to develop
> worthwhile policy proposals.   The PDP does not provide any authority to
> the Board, but rather the converse - the PDP is binding upon those who
> participate in our policy development process because it was adopted by the
> ARIN Board of Trustees.  The ARIN PDP specifies a role for the community
> in the policy development process, but "the community” (if defined as being
> the diffuse group of participants in this forum) do not hold or provide
> ARIN with its authority.
> Thanks,
> /John
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> American Registry for Internet Numbers
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