ACSP Suggestion 2013.21: Expanded and Detailed List of Engineering Projects


Author: Heather Schiller   
Submitted On: 11 October 2013


ARIN should publish online, a list of all engineering projects. Items should be ranked according to prioritization, along with their estimated cost, expected implementation date and any other milestones/status. Items that have not yet been prioritized should be displayed at the bottom of the list with an annotation that it has been accepted but not scheduled.

There is no public place where the community can see what features ARIN engineering is working on and when to expect them. There are many items in the ARIN suggestion box that have been in approved and prioritized but remain in limbo for several years. There is a public list of items that have not yet been prioritized ( Some of these items have been in unprioritized state for over a year. ARIN probably has their own internal list of features beyond those requested by the community. The community should be able to see the full slate of features being worked and hold ARIN accountable to quarterly or semi-annual deliverables.

This table will be updated quarterly, or more frequently if updates are available. All unreasonable / unfeasible requests will recorded, and a detailed explanation of why they are unreasonable and/or unfeasible will be published.

Timeframe: Immediate

Status: Closed   Updated: 07 November 2013

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

07 November 2013

Thanks for your suggestion, numbered 2013.21 upon receipt, regarding ARIN engineering project information. Based on your suggestion and related dialogue at the ARIN meeting in Phoenix, we will be implementing some changes to how we communicate project status.

On the webpage, specifically for any prioritized project yet implemented, we will indicate the anticipated completion quarter based on the annual ARIN operating plan as approved by the ARIN Board. Additionally, ARIN will provide public updates on any projects if the completion schedule appears to be in jeopardy.

We will implement these change following Board approval of the 2014-2015 Strategic Plan, budget, and operating plan. This suggestion is now closed.