[consult] Call for Community Consultation - Lame Delegation Information in WHOIS

Member Services info at arin.net
Tue Oct 9 11:15:53 EDT 2007

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 
at: http://www.arin.net/about_us/corp_docs/acsp.html

We welcome community-wide participation.  Please address any process 
questions to info at arin.net.


Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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