Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2022-5
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Clean-up of NRPM Section 2.11
Status: Recommended Draft Policy
Shepherds: Alison Wood, Gus Reese
Current Text (21 March 2023)
AC Assessment of Conformance with the Principles of Internet Number Resource Policy:
Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2022-5 conforms to the principles of the ARIN Policy Development Process. This policy, if adopted, will add clarity to the text in Section 2.11 of the NRPM regarding community networks. It is fair, impartial, technically sound and has received support from the community.
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 Section 2.11. The focus of this proposal is to ensure that the intended meaning of the text is clear.
Change the text “A community network is deployed, operated and governed by its users” to “A community network is one that is deployed, operated and governed by its users” in the first line and change the text “to the user community it services” from “to the community it services” in the second line.
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 Section 2.11, 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 (10 February 2023)
This Draft Policy makes minor clarifications to NRPM Section 2.11 Community Network. This update offers some grammatical clarity with no substantive impact on policy.
The intent with the second proposed edit appears to be to insert “user” in front of “community.” Staff recommends this be confirmed with the Shepherds by changing:
“to the user community it services” to “to the community it services”
“to the user community it services” from “to the community it services”
The remaining text is clear and understandable.
Implementable as Written?
Impact on ARIN Registry Operations and Services:
No material legal issue.
Implementation Timeframe Estimate: Three months
- Staff training
- Updates to public documentation
- Updates to internal procedures and guidelines
Proposal/Draft Policy Text Assessed: 26 July 2022
History and Earlier Versions
|Proposal||14 June 2022|
|Draft Policy||26 July 2022|
|Revised||15 March 2023|
|Recommended Draft Policy||21 March 2023|