[ppml] Proposed Policy: Lame Delegations in IN-ADDR.ARPA

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Policy Proposal Name: Lame Delegations in IN-ADDR.ARPA

Author: Paul Andersen on behalf of the ARIN AC

Policy Term: Permanent

Policy statement: This policy proposal replaces section 7.2 of the ARIN

ARIN will actively identify lame DNS name server(s) for in-addr.arpa
delegations associated with address blocks allocated, assigned or
administered by ARIN. Upon identification of a lame delegation, ARIN shall
attempt to contact the POC for that resource and resolve the issue.  If,
following due diligence, ARIN is unable to resolve the lame delegation,
ARIN will update the WHOIS database records resulting in the removal of
lame servers.

Rationale:  The policy as stated could not be implemented without placing
an undue burden on ARIN staff resources.  The procedures mandated in the
policy require a shifting of registration service resources from such
activities as IP Analyst support for on-going registration actions as well
as the telephonic and email help desks.  Removing the procedures from the
policy allows the Director of Registration Services the flexibility of
meeting all registration services needs and managing the identification,
notification, and removal of lame delegations.

Timetable for implementation:  90 days after adoption

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