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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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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