ACSP Suggestion 2014.3: Publish Information and Supporting Documents for Experimental Allocations


Author: Heather Schiller   
Submitted On: 11 February 2014

Description: Section 11 of the NRPM permits allocations for recognized experimental activity. ARIN should prominently publish both the allocation and the supporting documentation for the experiment on the ARIN website. ARIN should also notify their relevant mailing lists and other technical mailing lists, such as nanog.

Timeframe: Immediate

Status: Closed   Updated: 03 March 2014

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ARIN Comment

03 March 2014

Thank you for submitting your suggestion, assigned identification number 2014.3 .

NRPM 11 “Experimental Internet Resource Allocations” states that both the “experiment’s objectives and practices” be described in a publicly accessible document and that the “experiment’s outcomes be published in a publicly accessible document at the end of the experiment.” Because the policy clearly requires any experiment in which ARIN issues resources to be publicly documented, it seems like adding information about these experimental allocations to the ARIN website would not only be consistent with policy, but would also benefit the community. ARIN will therefore proceed with this suggestion. Information published will include a description of the experiment/research project, the resources issued, and a link to the public documentation if one exists.

Additionally, ARIN will make an announcement to both the ARIN-PPML and NANOG mailing lists when these experimental allocations are made, to include a brief description of the project and the resources issued for that purpose.

Suggestion 2014.3 is now considered closed. Thank you for your participation in the ARIN ACSP.