ACSP Consultation: Revision to the Policy Development Process

Consultation Tracking Information

  • Requested By: ARIN Staff
  • Status: Closed
  • Comments Opened: Linked to Discussion Archives: 29 May 2012
  • Comments Closed: 28 June 2012
  • Suggestion Number : Not applicable

Subject of Consultation

We are consulting with the community in regards to a revised Policy Development Process (PDP) for Internet number resource policy development in the ARIN region. Significant changes in this revision of the PDP include:

  • Improved definition of the scope of the PDP process
  • Clarified principles for good number resource policy, i.e. it is fair/impartial, technically sound, and has the support of the community
  • Clarified Board criteria for ratification of developed policies
  • Added a role for the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) to perform an initial review of each new policy proposal to confirm that it is clear and in scope of the PDP
  • Changed the process so all clear, in-scope policy proposals become draft policies upon successful initial review
  • Added requirement for the AC to provide a full explanation of any policy action taken
  • One petition per policy action; if successful, petitioners mutually select the presenter of the draft policy at Public Policy Meetings

There are three parts to the document: Part One is the goals of the PDP, Part Two is the PDP itself, and Part Three is the PDP Petition Process.

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Please see the proposed revision of the Policy Development Process

Flowchart of the proposed revision of the Policy Development Process

Flowchart of the proposed revision to the Policy Development Process


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