We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list before the OPM.
The comment period on the mailing list before the OPM is an important part of the Policy Development Process (PDP). 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 proposal is appended below as well as available at:
A policy proposal must go through the following chronological steps in order to be adopted by APNIC. The time and date are set by the location of OPM at the upcoming APNIC conference.
Step 1 Discussion before the OPM
A formal proposal must be submitted to the Policy SIG Chairs from midnight the day following the OPM ends and five(5) weeks before the next OPM.
The proposal must be in text which clearly expresses the proposal, with explicit mention of any changes being proposed to existing policies and the reasons for those changes.
The APNIC Secretariat will recommend a preferred proposal format as mentioned in Section 5.4 of this document.
Accepted proposals will be sent to the Policy SIG mailing list, by the Chairs, for discussion at least four(4) weeks before the start of the OPM.
If the five(5) weeks deadline is not met, proposals may still be submitted and presented for discussion at the OPM; however, no decision may be made by the OPM regarding the proposal. The proposal will need to be resubmitted in time for the following OPM, if the author wishes to pursue the proposal.
If the author(s) is not able to present the proposal at the OPM (in person or remotely), the proposal will be drop by the Chairs. However, it can be submitted again as a new proposal for the next OPM.
If a proposal did not reach consensus, it will have to be amended to address the issues raised before resubmission, and sent to the Policy SIG Chairs before the five(5) weeks deadline, otherwise it will be dropped by the Chairs.