Public Policy

My Experience as an ARIN Fellow

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During my time as an ARIN Fellow, I learned that Internet number resource policies in the ARIN region are developed entirely by the community. Every word of the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) undergoes rigorous examination in a transparent, community-driven, bottom-up policy development process.

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ARIN 36 Day 2 Daily Recap

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Today marked the last day of the ARIN 36 Public Policy and Members Meeting in Montreal, Canada. A big shout out to those of you who participated both in person and remotely online. The level of dialogue was high and your insightful commentary was a valuable contribution within the ARIN policy development process.

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ARIN 36 Day 1 Daily Recap

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In la belle ville Montreal, Quebec, ARIN 36 Public Policy and Members Day 1 kicked off with participants from around the world. We heard lots of engaging conversations throughout the day are looking forward to more to follow tomorrow. If you weren’t able to make it onsite or online for today’s activities, here’s a short and sweet recap of what happened.

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ARIN 34 Public Policy Meeting Daily Recap

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ARIN’s 34th Public Policy and Members Meeting arrived in the Charm City to hold an open discussion of Internet number resource policies. Lots of lively conversations ensued today, and more will follow tomorrow. In case you weren’t with us here in Baltimore, Maryland or online today, here’s a quick recap about what happened along with some info on how YOU can participate in the meeting tomorrow. We discussed a whopping 10 policies on day one of ARIN 34. At the start of the day, first time attendees got up to speed on all things ARIN with an orientation breakfast. Then we jumped right into the public policy meeting with a report on IPv6 IAB/IETF activities from the most recent Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting. Next, a policy implementation and experience report reviewed current policies and provided feedback to the community. Before heading into policy discussion, the Advisory Council Chair presented on-docket proposals.

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ARIN Public Policy Discussions are heading to Baltimore

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It has been a busy summer, and things show no sign of slowing in the world of the ARIN Policy Development. Soon you will have two opportunities to take part in the discussion of 10 policy proposals.
Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-9: Resolve Conflict Between RSA and 8.2 Utilization Requirements
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-6: Remove 7.1 [Maintaining IN-ADDRs]
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-15: Allow Inter-RIR ASN Transfers
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-14: Removing Needs Test from Small IPv4 Transfers
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-20: Transfer Policy Slow Start and Simplified Needs Verification
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-1: Out of Region Use
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-16: Section 4.10 Austerity Policy Update
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-17: Change Utilization Requirements from last-allocation to total-aggregate
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-18: Simplifying Minimum Allocations and Assignments
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-19: New MDN Allocation Based on Past Utilization

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ARIN Number Policy Discussions – the ARIN PPC – at NANOG 61

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Tomorrow morning during NANOG 61, ARIN will host a  Public Policy Consultation, or PPC, to discuss possible changes to Internet number resource policy. Currently the Advisory Council’s (AC) docket includes 10 Draft Policies and 4 Recommended Draft Policies, so there are will be a lot to discuss. The Draft policies are simply proposals that have been found by the AC to be clear and in scope. They are all works in progress. Tomorrow the AC will be seeking community feedback to see if consensus can be found on the value these proposals offer in the creation of  good policy.

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