[ppml] Policy Proposal 2005-3: Lame Delegations

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Fri Mar 18 10:46:28 EST 2005

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weeks leading to the ARIN Public Policy Meeting in Orlando, Florida,
scheduled for April 18-20, 2005.

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Note that the author revised the text so that it is not specific to a
single protocol.

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Policy Proposal 2005-3: Lame Delegations

Author name: 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 reverse address
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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