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Proposed Revision to the ARIN Policy Development Process

Posted: Fri, 30 September 2011

ARIN is consulting with the community with regards to the attached Revised Policy Development Process (PDP) for policy development in the ARIN region. This revision to the PDP includes extensive restructuring of the material for improved readability, and as such the use of change marking is not possible.

Significant changes in this revision of the PDP include:

  • Improved definition of the scope of the PDP process
  • Clarified principles for good number resource policy
  • Clarified Board criteria for ratification of developed policies
  • Have added a role for the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) to performing an initial review of each new policy proposal to confirm that it is in scope of the PDP
  • Have changed the process so all in-scope policy proposals become draft policies upon successful initial review
  • Have defined a single first-in/first-out flow control for AC Chair to allow deferral of all incoming proposals if AC docket is overloaded
  • Added requirement for the AC to provide a full explanation of any policy action taken
  • Provides for the AC to select the set of draft policies which are to be presented in detail for discussion at the Public Policy Meeting (PPM)
  • Excludes ARIN Staff & Board from initiating or supporting petitions
  • One petition per policy action; if successful, petitioners mutually select the presenter of the draft policy at PPM

There are three documents: Part 1 is the goals of the PDP, Part 2 is the PDP itself, and Part 3 is the PDP Petition Process. The initial consultation posting, including the text of the revised Policy Development Process is available at:

http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-consult/2011-September/000191.html

Please provide comments to arin-consult@arin.net. You can subscribe to this mailing list at:
http://lists.arin.net/mailman/listinfo/arin-consult.

Discussion on arin-consult@arin.net will close on 28 October 2011. ARIN seeks clear direction through community input, so your feedback is important. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@arin.net.

Regards,

Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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