[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2014-6: Remove 7.1

Stacy Hughes ipgoddess.arin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 18:49:18 EST 2014

Hi All,
Way to come out swinging!
Anyone else?  The gauntlet has been thrown, and we sure need your feedback.

Personally I support this draft policy as written.
On Feb 3, 2014, at 7:51 AM, Andrew Dul <andrew.dul at quark.net> wrote:

>> Draft Policy ARIN-2014-6
>> Remove 7.1
>> Date: 29 January 2014
>> Problem Statement:
>> 7.1 attempts to assert rules on rDNS management at ARIN. It fails to
>> do so because it only addresses in-addr.arpa (missing equally
>> important rules in ip6.arpa). It's also not based on any RFC; it's an
>> arbitrary decision made by ARIN technical staff. We should remove this
>> text from policy, as it represents operational practice rather than
>> ARIN number policy.
>> Policy statement:
>> Remove 7.1
>> Comments:
>> a.Timetable for implementation: Immediate
>> b.Anything else:
>> 7.1. Maintaining IN-ADDRs
>> All ISPs receiving one or more distinct /16 CIDR blocks of IP
>> addresses from ARIN will be responsible for maintaining all
>> IN-ADDR.ARPA domain records for their respective customers. For blocks
>> smaller than /16, and for the segment of larger blocks  smaller than
>> /16, ARIN can maintain IN-ADDRs.
> At this time I'm opposed to this policy.  While I agree this text is out
> of date and probably should be updated.  I don't necessarily agree that
> the section should just be removed.  Reverse DNS is an important part of
> the services that ARIN provides to address holders.  I believe that it
> is wholly appropriate for the NRMP to contain a section describing how
> ARIN should implement rDNS services to address holders.
> Andrew
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