Dear Policy SIG participants,
As a mid-term report, please let me share the summary of the resource management system working group as follows.
I need more participants for the working group (WG) mailing list (ML) from now on until the APNIC 23. Please join and give your opinions!
1. Co-chair resignation
Terry Manderson stepped down from the co-chair position due to his concern about his status as secretariat. However, he is an active participant to the WG ML.
Nobody has offered him/herself as a candidate yet. Please let the chair know or post to the WG ML if anyone would like to take the role.
2. E-mail deprecation proposal (prop-037)
The URL of the proposal can be found at:
2.1. Pro opinions for prop-037
- This kind of discussion may take for a long time. - Considering new technologies such as DNSSEC and resource certification, increasing security for bulk updating method for APNIC RMS would be good idea. - E-mail registration interface isn't user-friendly. - MyAPNIC doesn't address secure automated registration. The new proposed XML interface solves this. - Longer term cost reduction to both members and APNIC. - Faster updates
2.2. Con opinion for prop-037
- This affects existing in-house IT systems which are optimized for current e-mail application. This could be pressure cost-wise for small LIRs. - MyAPNIC already exists for who prefer secure registration.
2.3. Proposed implementation schedule for prop-037
In the proposal, the implementation periods as follows:
- 4 months after adoption: Stop accepting email updates for domain objects - 8 months after adoption: Stop accepting email updates for inetnum, inet6num, and aut-num objects - 12 months after adoption: Stop accepting email update for the remaining object types
The secretariat asked if these periods are appropriate.
2.4. Alternative/Counter proposed schedule for prop-037
An alternative implementation schedule for 2.3. has been proposed from a participant:
(period (action) after adoption) - 6 months: Start accepting all objects via new method - 10 months: Stop accepting domain objects via email - 14 months: Stop accepting inetnum, inet6num, and autnum objects - 18 months: Stop accepting all remaining objects.
Then, APNIC secretariat suggested the following schedule:
(period (action) after adoption) - 6 months: Prototype available that accepts all objects via new method - 10 months: production system stop accepting domain objects via email and start accepting domain objects via new method - 14 months: production system stop accepting inetnum, inet6num, autnum objects via email, and start accepting inetnum, inet6num, autnum objects via new method - 18 months: production system stop accepting remaining RPSL objects via email and start accepting remaining RPSL object via new method