Public Policy

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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Daily Recap 2: ARIN 33 Public Policy Meeting

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Another day here at ARIN 33 in the Windy City of Chicago, and it breezed by rather quickly. Instead of a long-winded explanation, this short daily recap should help you get up to speed. A record number of policies were covered during this Public Policy Meeting. In total, a whopping 14 policies were on the docket. Today, the seven draft policies that were added to that count included…

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A Process of Refining Policies

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The Atlanta PPC was a good example of the how the ARIN policy process works, it is a process of refinement. Proposals and draft policies go through multiple reviews and revisions before being accepted as Policy and added to the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) or abandoned along the way.

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Follow the Policy Path from Proposal to Adoption

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Today we will discuss eight draft policies, one recommended draft policy, and three policy proposals – and the success of each will be determined by the outcome of ARIN’s policy process. It can be difficult to follow what all the terms we use to describe the different steps in our Policy Development Process (PDP), so I’m going to try to help break down all these variations for you so you will know exactly what we’re talking about when we say “draft policy” versus “recommended draft policy” and so on.

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