Addenda − Resource revocation

Original Language Español Date Published 25/04/2017 Last Modified 10/05/2017
Last Call for Comments Period 23/05/2017 - 07/07/2017 Date Ratified Does not apply Implementation Date 16/08/2017
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Authors

Name: Andres Piazza
Email: andres@lactld.org
Organization: LACTLD

General opinion

Proposal Data

Policy Type: LACNIC
Id: LAC-2017-5
Last version: 2
Presented at: LACNIC 27 Presentations:

Summary

Modify section 7.1 of the Policy Manual
The resource revocation period may be extended for certain networks. Assessment by the LACNIC Board of Directors.

Rationale

This proposal seeks to provide the community with another tool that will ensure resource availability for essential, strategic infrastructure, so as to not run any risks in exceptional cases.
Consequently, we propose that the power and ability to interpret which infrastructure can be considered essential and which cases are exceptional and merit invoking this possibility lie with the LACNIC Board of Directors.

The modifications to version 2 of the proposal add additional possibilities to take into account exceptional cases and introduce specifications regarding a Staff Assessment.

Text

Modify section 7.1 of the Policy Manual

Current text
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If the situation cannot be rectified, LACNIC shall publish the resource that is to be recovered for a period of three months.
During this period, the organization may rectify the situation with LACNIC. After this period, the resource shall be recovered and therefore the records of the previous holder of the recovered resource shall be removed from LACNIC’s database.

Proposed text
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If the situation cannot be rectified, LACNIC shall publish the resource that is to be recovered for a period of three months.
During this period, the organization may rectify the situation with LACNIC. After this period, the resource shall be recovered and therefore the records of the previous holder of the recovered resource shall be removed from LACNIC’s database.

In those cases where the revocation of resources involves essential strategic infrastructure that is necessary for operating the Internet in our region, or in exceptional situations such as natural disasters or political instability, the LACNIC Board of Directors may extend the resource revocation period, with prior assessment by the Staff once such an extraordinary situation is detected.

Additional Information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSmamuVtrcY&t=3198s

Timetable

Not specified

References

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Public Comments by LACNIC Staff

LACNIC STAFF´S IMPACT ANALYSIS - Proposal LAC-2017-5 - version 1

LACNIC Staff's Interpretation of the Proposal
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Applicability of Section 7.1:
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This section will apply in those cases where the revocation of resources involves “essential strategic infrastructure that is necessary for operating the Internet in our region.”

Modifications to the current text and comments by LACNIC Staff:
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According to the modifications included in policy proposal 2017-5, the Policy Manual would undergo the changes listed below.

• Section 7.1 “Resource Recovery” would be modified.
7.1- Resource Recovery
(…) If the situation cannot be rectified, LACNIC shall publish the resource that is to be recovered for a period of three months.
During this period, the organization may rectify the situation with LACNIC. After this period, the resource shall be recovered and therefore the records of the previous holder of the recovered resource shall be removed from LACNIC’s database.

In those cases where the revocation of resources involves essential strategic infrastructure that is necessary for operating the Internet in our region, the LACNIC Board of Directors may extend the resource revocation period should an extraordinary situation so require. (…)
LACNIC Staff Comments:
• We have already seen cases where an organization has entered a revocation period because they have had to deal with special situations (natural disasters, political situations, etc.). Our recommendation is that the procedure to be used by LACNIC when faced with this type of situation should be defined in the Policy Manual.

Impact of the policy on the registry system and the addressing pool
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This proposal would require adjustments to the resource revocation system.