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ACSP Suggestion 2010.5: Interpretation of Micro-allocation Policy


Ed Lewis
Submitted On:
26 February 2010

Based on a conversation I had at NANOG, I suggest a modification to the apparent interpretation of this existing policy text:

4.4. Micro-allocation

ARIN will make micro-allocations to ... core DNS service providers (e.g. ICANN-sanctioned root, gTLD, and ccTLD operators) ...

The list "ICANN-sanctioned root, gTLD, and ccTLD" is a list of examples (e.g.), not an exhaustive list (i.e.) of DNS operators eligible for this policy clause. In particular, I'd suggest including all public DNS operators providing services to "the public."

This isn't a policy change, it is a suggestion to change the interpretation.

Timeframe:  Immediate

10 March 2010

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ARIN Comment

10 March, 2010

Although you assert that this isn't a policy change but rather a change in the interpretation of the policy; it would be a clarification to the current policy and would require a new policy proposal in order to make your requested change. Additionally, you could bring this topic up at the next ARIN meeting policy BoF in Toronto in order to generate discussion.

In conclusion, your request is out of scope of the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion process (ACSP) but is entirely appropriate as a policy proposal. Thank you for your interest and participation. This suggestion is now considered closed.

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