12 Draft Policies Under Discussion at ARIN 50
We’re closing in on ARIN 50, and we can’t wait to gather both in person and virtually!
We always love bringing our community together to help ARIN achieve one of its prime directives: the development of policy for the management of IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers. Your participation enables the ultimate success of these biannual Public Policy and Members Meetings, which are critical for our Policy Development Process (PDP).
To help you prepare you for the meeting, here’s a look at the Draft Policies and Recommended Draft Policies up for discussion during ARIN 50, taking place 20-21 October in Hollywood and online. Please reference the agenda for start times of the policy discussion blocks.
Recommended Draft Policies
Recommended Draft Policies are being recommended for adoption, and this may be the last time they are available for discussion by the community at an ARIN meeting.
ARIN 2020-6: Allowance for IPv4 Allocation “Swap” Transactions via 8.3 Specified Transfers and 8.4 Inter-RIR Transfers. This allows organizations to receive smaller blocks of IPv4 address space so they can renumber into it before transferring space to another organization.
ARIN 2022-1: MDN Clarification for Qualification. This adds clarifying text to Section 8.5.7 specific to Internet number resource transfers involving companies operating multiple discrete networks.
Draft Policies are works in progress managed by Advisory Council shepherds and presented to the community for feedback.
ARIN 2021-7: Make Abuse Contact Useful. This allows for the use of Abuse URLs on Abuse Point of Contact Records within the Whois directory service.
ARIN 2021-8: Deprecation of the ‘Autonomous System Originations’ Field. This would remove Section 3.5: Autonomous System Originations of the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM), which directed ARIN to collect lists of permitted origin Autonomous Systems for each IPv4 and IPv6 address block involved in a transaction.
ARIN-2022-2: Remove Barrier to BGP Uptake in ASN Policy. This would rewrite ARIN’s Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) policy, reducing its overall size and specifying single-ASN issuance as the default action.
ARIN-2022-3: Remove Officer Attestation Requirement for 8.5.5. This would remove the officer attestation requirement for organizations qualifying for initial transfers larger than a /24 (ARIN’s present minimum IPv4 transfer size) or additional transfers.
ARIN-2022-5: Clean-up of NRPM Section 2.11. This intends to clarify text in NRPM Section 2.11 for readability.
ARIN-2022-8: Streamlining Section 11 Policy Language. This rewrites significant portions of NRPM Section 11: Experimental Internet Resource Allocations with the intent of clarifying, modernizing, and streamlining the section.
ARIN-2022-9: Leasing Not Intended. This revises NRPM Section 6.4.1: Address Space Not to Be Considered Property with specific restrictions regarding leasing of IP address space.
ARIN-2022-11: Clean-up of NRPM – Introduction of Sections 2.17 and 2.18. This would add definitions for IANA and Internet Number Resources to NRPM Section 2: Definitions.
ARIN-2022-12: Direct Assignment Language Update. This would remove specific language surrounding “direct allocations” in response to ARIN’s fee harmonization.
ARIN-2022-13: Clean-up of NRPM Section 2.10. This intends to clarify text in NRPM Section 2.10 for readability.
Participate in Our Policy Discussions
The ARIN community is important to us, and we invite everyone to participate in our policy discussions. We look forward to hearing your voice and ideas during ARIN 50, and we hope these explanations of the draft policies on the agenda for review help you feel informed enough to speak up and share your opinions.
For our virtual participants, you must join the meeting as a registered attendee to participate in policy discussions. The webcast will be open to all who wish to view the proceedings.
Do you want to help contribute to the future of Internet policy?
If you’d like to submit your own Internet number resource policy proposal, fill out our brief template and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t fret over wording your proposal perfectly — our Advisory Council will work with you to polish it so it can move through our Policy Development Process (PDP).
Additional resources on the PDP can be found on the following webpages:
- Public Policy Mailing List (PPML)
- ARIN Advisory Council
- Current Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM)
We’ll see you at ARIN 50!
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