[ppml] Policy Proposal 2007-26: Deprecate Lame Server Policy

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Tue Sep 25 14:12:27 EDT 2007

On 20 September 2007, the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) concluded their
initial review of "Deprecate Lame Server Policy" and accepted it as a
formal policy proposal for discussion by the community.

The proposal is designated Policy Proposal 2007-26: Deprecate Lame
Server Policy. The proposal text is below and can be found at:

All persons in the community are encouraged to discuss Policy Proposal
2007-26 prior to it being presented at the ARIN XXI Public Policy
Meeting in April 2008. Both the discussion on the Public Policy Mailing
List and at the Public Policy Meeting will be used to determine the
community consensus regarding this policy proposal.

The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at:

ARIN's Policy Proposal Archive can be found at:


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Policy Proposal 2007-26
Deprecate Lame Server Policy

Author: Owen DeLong

Proposal type: modify

Policy term: permanent

Policy statement:

Replace Section 7 of the NRPM in it's entirety with the following text:

7. Staff action to improve ARIN public database accuracy and consistency.

7.1 ARIN staff shall take reasonable and practicable means to ensure and
improve the accuracy of all ARIN public databases, including, but, not
limited to WHOIS, delegations of the in-addr.arpa zone, and, delegations
of the ip6.arpa zone.


Recent PPML discussion has called attention to the fact that lame DNS
delegations are more an operational issue than one of policy. As such,
the existing lame delegation policy should be removed from the NRPM to
remove the resultant confusion. This is not meant to prevent ARIN staff
from taking reasonable action WRT DNS operational issues related to
resources issued by ARIN, but, such action can be covered by staff
operational guidelines and is not within the scope of Address Policy.

Timetable for implementation: 1 June, 2008

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