[sig-policy] prop-103-v001: A Final IP Address Policy Proposal

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  • From: Andy Linton <asjl at lpnz dot org>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 05:32:01 +1200
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      The proposal "prop-103-v001:  A Final IP Address Policy Proposal" has
      been sent to the Policy SIG for review.
      
      It will be discussed at the Policy SIG at APNIC 34 in Phnom Penh,
      Cambodia, Thursday, 30 August 2012.
      
      We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list
      before the meeting.
      
      The comment period on the mailing list before an APNIC meeting is an
      important part of the policy development process. We encourage you to
      express your views on the proposal:
      
                - Do you support or oppose this proposal?
                - Does this proposal solve a problem you are experiencing? If
                  so, tell the community about your situation.
                - Do you see any disadvantages in this proposal?
                - Is there anything in the proposal that is not clear?
                - What changes could be made to this proposal to make it more
                  effective?
      
      Information about this and other policy proposals is available from:
      
                  https://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals/prop-103
      
      Andy, Skeeve, Masato
      
      
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      prop-103-v001: A Final IP Address Policy Proposal
      
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      Author: Randy Bush
               <randy at psg dot com>
      
      
      1. Introduction
      -------------------
      
      IPv4 is history, with no need to add more policy.  IPv6 is sufficiently
      plentiful that further policies are not needed.  So let us agree to make
      no more IP address policies or proposals.
      
      
      2. Summary
      ----------------
      
      The APNIC community spends time and resources proposing, discussing,
      arguing, ... about IP address policies out of habit.  The process is no
      longer relevant to actually coordinating the prudent and high quality
      operation of the internet.
      
      
      3. Situation in other RIRs
      ---------------------------------
      
      There is an industry of policy wannabes spending inordinate time and
      resources making endless policy proposals about miniscule issues and
      baroque corner cases.  This is a waste of time and other resources.
      
      
      4. Details
      -------------
      
      The policy proposal and decision processes should be closed and stopped
      after the Phnom Penh meeting.
      
      Should an emergency arise, where community consensus is needed, the EC
      can organize fora for forming that consensus.
      
      
      5. Pros/Cons
      -----------------
      
      Advantages:
      
           - We would not have to spend time discussing things of small
             consequence and which do not help the customer/user in any real way.
      
      Disadvantages:
      
           - It would impact the amateur careers of policy wannabes.  This is a
             feature, not a bug.
      
      
      6. Effect on APNIC
      -------------------------
      
      Saves money, time, and other resources such as administrative complexity
      created by more complex but useless policies.
      
      
      7. Effect on NIRs
      -----------------------
      
      Saves money, time, and other resources such as administrative complexity
      created by more complex but useless policies..