Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2022-4
Clean-up of NRPM Sections 2.1 and 2.2
Shepherds: Alison Wood, Amy Potter
Current Text (21 March 2023)
AC Assessment of Conformance with the Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy:
Based on community feedback and AC discussion, we motion to move ARIN-2022-4: Clean-up of NRPM Sections 2.1 and 2.2 to Recommended Draft, with the following change in text: In Section 2.1, change the text “IP address space” to “Internet number resources”, and in Section 2.2, change the text “address space” to “number resources”. This Draft Policy is fair, impartial, and technically sound and will clarify the intent of the text in sections 2.1 and 2.2.
This proposal continues the work that the ARIN AC NRPM Clean-up Working Group undertook to conduct an editorial review of the NRPM. It relates specifically to Sections 2.1 and 2.2. The focus of this proposal is to increase the consistency of terminology employed in the NRPM.
In Section 2.1, change the text “IP address space” to “Internet number resources”, and in Section 2.2, change the text “address space” to “number resources” to reflect all of the types of Internet number resources administered by the types of entities defined in those sections.
Timetable for implementation: Immediate
This proposal is intended to replace Prop-305 in part. Although the proposal was drafted in the course of an editorial review of Sections 2.1 and 2.2, some of the changes proposed may not be considered purely editorial in nature and so this proposal is not being presented as strictly editorial.
Staff and Legal Review (14 October 2022)
ARIN-edit-2022-4 makes minor editorial changes to NRPM Sections 2.1 and 2.2.
The policy text is clear and understandable, but does not appear editorial in nature, as it alters multiple definitions in non-grammatical ways.
Implementable as Written?: Yes
Impact on ARIN Registry Operations and Services:
No material legal issue in concept; however, I do not believe this is a purely editorial update and is substantive as it expands the terminology.
Implementation Timeframe Estimate: 3 months
- Staff training
- Updates to public documentation
- Updates to internal procedures and guidelines
Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 23 August 2022
History and Earlier Versions
|Proposal||14 June 2022|
|Draft Policy||26 July 2022|
|Classified as Editorial Change||23 August 2022|
|Reclassified as Draft Policy||21 October 2022|
|Recommended Draft Policy||21 March 2023|
|Last Call||19 April 2023|
|Advanced to Board of Trustees||23 May 2023|
|Adopted||18 July 2023|