[ppml] Policy Proposal 2005-3: Lame Delegations - last call

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Mon May 16 14:26:11 EDT 2005

The ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the provisions of the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP), has reviewed policy
proposal 2005-3: Lame Delegations and has determined that there is
community consensus in favor of the proposal to move it to last call.
The AC made this determination at their meeting at the conclusion of the
ARIN Public Policy meeting in April, 2005.  Minutes of the Public Policy
Meeting can be found at
http://www.arin.net/meetings/minutes/ARIN_XV/index.html.  The results of
the AC meeting were reported by the Chair of the AC at the member
meeting.  This report can be found at

The policy proposal text is provided below and is also available at

Comments are encouraged.  All comments should be provided to
ppml at arin.net. This last call will expire at 12:00 Noon, Eastern Time,
June 1, 2005.

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at


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Policy Proposal 2005-3: Lame Delegations

Policy statement

This policy proposal replaces section 7.2 of the ARIN NRPM.

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.

Policy Rationale (if provided)

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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