ARIN-PPML Message

Policy Proposal 2002-1

ARIN welcomes feedback and discussion about the following policy
proposal in the weeks leading to the ARIN public policy and members
meetings in Las Vegas, scheduled for April 7-10, 2002.  All feedback
received on the mailing lists about this policy proposal will be
included in the discussions that will take place at the upcoming public
policy meeting.

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Policy Proposal 2002-1:  Lame Delegations in IN-ADDR.ARPA

It is proposed that ARIN actively identify lame servers on a regular
basis and notify the ARIN point of contact (POC) of their findings.  It
is further proposed that ARIN monitor the status of those identified
lame servers and remove all delegations that remain lame for a period of
30 days.

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It is understood there are many issues that need to be discussed related
to this policy proposal.  Specifically:

* How should the term "lame" be defined, as it relates to this proposed
policy?

* There has been recent discussion about the desire for WHOIS to more
strictly reflect the delegations within IN-ADDR.ARPA.  

  o Should lame delegations be identified in WHOIS, or simply removed?
  o If they are only flagged as lame, are they ever removed?
  o If they are removed, should ARIN publicly document removals?

* How should the POCs of networks with lame servers be contacted by
ARIN?

* Should ARIN proactively or reactively conduct monitoring to identify
lame delegations?


This policy proposal discussion will take place on the database working
group mailing list (dbwg at arin.net).  Subscription information is
available at http://www.arin.net/members/mailing.htm

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers