Draft Policy ARIN-2022-11

Clean-up of NRPM – Introduction of Sections 2.17 and 2.18

Status: Under Discussion
Shepherds: Alison Wood, Chris Woodfield

Current Text (28 September 2022)

Problem Statement:

Although the term “IANA” appears throughout Section 10 of the NRPM, there is no reference to any definition of the term. This proposal defines the term with reference to appropriate ICANN documentation.

The term Internet Number Resources is referenced in several sections of the NRPM but is not defined.

Policy Statement:

2.17 Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) refers to a set of functions which includes the global coordination of Internet number resources.

2.18 Internet Number Resources Internet number resources are the unique identifiers allocated by IANA and issued by the RIRs. This includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs).

Timetable for Implementation: Immediate


Although this proposal was drafted in the course of an editorial review of Section 2 of the NRPM, the addition of a new definition may not be considered purely editorial in nature and so this proposal is not being presented as strictly editorial.

History and Earlier Versions

Action Date
Proposal 15 June 2022
Draft Policy 23 August 2022
Revised 28 September 2022

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