ARIN XXI - Open Policy Hour

Posted: Tue, 25 Mar 2008

Questions about the Policy Process:

  1. Do you want to know what policy proposals will be discussed at the upcoming ARIN Public Policy Meeting?
  2. Do you have an idea about how ARIN should manage Internet Number Resources?
  3. Do you think that a current policy should be enhanced or changed, or even retired?
  4. Are you hesitant about making a formal proposal on the Public Policy Mail List (PPML)?
  5. Are you new to the Policy Development Process?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you should attend the Open Policy Hour! 

Come and get a better understanding of what will be discussed during the upcoming Public Policy Meeting, or discuss and receive feedback on your ideas in an open, informal forum. The Open Policy Hour consists of two parts. 

Part One is the Policy Proposal Background Briefing. ARIN staff will provide an overview of the policy proposals on the meeting agenda.

Members of the ARIN Advisory Council will be present to answer general questions about these proposals. The proposal content will not be discussed. This session offers general information on the nature of the proposals.

Part Two is the Policy Proposal BoF. This is where you can "test drive" a policy idea. How can you participate? Bring your ideas and questions.

If you have a policy suggestion, but would like to receive feedback prior to submitting it to the community on the PPML, here is your opportunity. Preference will be given to individuals with prepared short (3-minute) presentations. To sign up in advance please send an email to by 2 April 2008 with your name, organization, and a brief description of your policy subject. Walk-up presenters are also welcome.

Join your colleagues for this informal session. The Open Policy Hour for ARIN XXI will be held on Sunday, 6 April, from 4:30 - 5:30 PM. If you are not familiar with the way policies are developed in the ARIN region, join ARIN staff a half hour earlier, at 4:00 PM, for a review of the Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process. 

Registration and hotel information for ARIN XXI is available at:

Contact Member Services at if you have any questions.


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American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)