Author: Heather Schiller
Submitted On: 22 April 2013
Modify the policy development portion of the mission statement to add the words "needs based" as follows: [From] "coordinates the development of policies by the community for the management of Internet Protocol number resources;" [To] "coordinates the development of needs based policies by the community for the management of Internet Protocol number resources;"
Updated: 11 September 2014
06 May 2013
Thanks for submitting your suggestion, numbered 2013.6 upon confirmed receipt, to add "needs based" in ARIN's mission statement. Given that changes to ARIN's mission statement require Board review and approval, staff will review the suggestion with the ARIN Board during their next scheduled teleconference likely in May but possibly in June 2013.
11 September 2014
Thank you for your suggestion numbered 2013.6 upon confirmed receipt, regarding the need to include the term "needs-based" in the ARIN mission statement. The ARIN Board felt that this issue was best addressed in the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM), and tasked the Advisory Council with reviewing the principles section to ensure that needs-basis was adequately documented.
The AC determined that clarification of technical need was included in draft policy, 2013-4: RIR Principles, which was implemented in 15 January 2014. This language now is part of the definition of "Conservation" in NRPM 1.2. https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#one2
We believe that this addresses the spirit of this suggestion and consider it closed.