[arin-announce] IN-ADDR.ARPA Zone Transfer Complete

ARIN info at arin.net
Wed Feb 16 15:53:38 EST 2011

Today ARIN and ICANN are jointly working on the transition of the 
technical management function for the IN-ADDR.ARPA zone from ARIN to 
ICANN. ARIN carried out the DNS zone maintenance function for 
IN-ADDR.ARPA since 1997 and worked closed with ICANN throughout the 
transition period.

Immediately upon transfer to ICANN, the IN-ADDR.ARPA zone will also be 
signed using DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), providing end-users with 
the ability to validate answers to reverse DNS queries. The IN-ADDR.ARPA 
zone is also in the process of being moved from twelve root servers to 
dedicated nameservers operated by the five  Regional Internet Registries 
(RIRs) and one operated by ICANN.

For more details on the history of this transition please see 


Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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