ACSP Consultation: Revised ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process

Consultation Tracking Information

  • Requested By: ARIN Staff
  • Status: Open
  • Comments Opened: Linked to Discussion Archives: 12 January 2012
  • Comments Closed: 10 February 2012
  • Suggestion Number : Not applicable

Subject of Consultation

Based on over five years experience with 170 suggestions, ARIN proposes changes to the suggestion process found as Part B of the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP). The current process is documented at:

The proposed changes, available at:, involve only Part B. The Suggestion Process. The primary change calls for queuing of all suggestions determined by staff to have merit (that can not be implemented quickly) until each ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting. Two weeks in advance of each meeting the community will be asked, via a mailing list and/or survey, to discuss the merits of each suggestion and to rank them in order of desired implementation. ARIN believes this is a more transparent and equitable way to broaden community involvement in suggestions. This approach will aid ARIN in scheduling for implementations to coincide with ongoing strategic objectives.

The community's constructive thoughts on the revised ACSP are welcome during this thirty-day review period.

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Discussion on will close on 10 February 2012. If you have any questions, please contact us at

ARIN Actions

On 10 February 2012, ARIN concluded its community consultation on proposed changes to the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP). ARIN will be moving forward with the implementation of the proposed process changes immediately, and will hold the first prescribed Open Suggestion Review during the upcoming Public Policy and Members Meeting to be held in Vancouver, BC 22 – 25 April, 2012.

ARIN thanks everyone who contributed to this consultation, as it relies heavily on clear direction received through community input.