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

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Wed Jan 29 10:27:28 EST 2014

On 24 January 2014 the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) accepted 
"ARIN-prop-198 Remove 7.1" as a Draft Policy.

Draft Policy ARIN-2014-6 is below and can be found at:

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Policy 2014-6 on the Public Policy Mailing List.

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of this draft policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet Number Resource 
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  * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
  * Technically Sound
  * Supported by the Community

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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 statement:

Remove 7.1

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 

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