[consult] Call for Community Consultation - Lame Delegation Information in WHOIS
ARIN received a suggestion (2007.29) "that ARIN implement
lame-delegation policy on a per-zone basis and not the per-network basis
as described in the message. I am not making the request to "do" it, but
to open this up for discussion as this change means that ARIN would have
to do per-zone management."
The complete suggestion can be viewed at:
As a result, ARIN would like to solicit input on how reverse delegation
information should be displayed on network blocks within WHOIS.
Currently, only the network block information is displayed and not any
actual delegations within in-addr.arpa. For example, a /19 has 32 actual
delegations. If one particular delegation (e.g. a /24) is marked as
being lame out of a larger block (e.g. a /19), two issues arise:
1) Is it necessary to indicate which delegations are lame within the
network block within WHOIS?
2) If yes, how should this information be displayed in WHOIS?
Discussion on this list will close at noon EDT 23 October 2007. A poll
on the topic will be conducted in early November. Only subscribers on
the consult at arin.net list when the poll opens will be eligible to
participate. Poll results will be publicly available and will be used by
the ARIN President to help determine what course of action, if any, ARIN
should take regarding the subject.
The ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process documentation is available
We welcome community-wide participation. Please address any process
questions to info at arin.net.
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)