ACSP Suggestion 2018.15: Add "Routing" and "DNS" Points of Contact


Author: Bill Woodcock   
Submitted On: 30 July 2018


Add “Routing” and “DNS” points of contact.

There are currently a number of different types of Point of Contact, including Administrative, Technical, Abuse, and others. I suggest that we add two more types of optional POC: one for routing contacts (such as would be responsible for IRR and RPKI implementation) and one for DNS contacts (such as would be responsible for updating in-addr DNSSEC DS records and in-addr DNS nameserver delegations).Support the RRDP protocol (RFC8182) for RPKI publication, just like the RIPE NCC and APNIC already do.

Value to Community: This will allow ARIN resource recipients to optionally delegate authority for specific technical tasks (updating IRR, RPKI, DS, and NS records in ARIN’s databases, for example) to the appropriate people within their organization, without exposing all functions to all POCs. It will also allow network operators to use the more specific whois POC records to directly contact the appropriate people responsible for these functions within counterpart networks.

Timeframe: Not specified

Status: Closed   Updated: 19 July 2019

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

10 August 2018

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2018.15 upon confirmed receipt, requesting ARIN add two new Point of Contact types—Routing and DNS.

This suggestion is well timed with the start of ARIN’s new Internet Routing Registry (IRR) development. We agree with your suggestion to include a new “Routing” point of contact type and have also received suggestions from customers over recent years through customer service interactions that we also add a “DNS” point of contact type. These new additions will be included in our IRR-related development work that runs this year through the first quarters of 2019.

Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. Your suggestion will remain open until implemented.

ARIN Comment

19 July 2019

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2018.15 on confirmed receipt, asking that ARIN add new Point of Contact types for routing and DNS. We have completed this work with our most recent deployment.

Because this work has been completed, we are closing your suggestion. Thank you for your participation in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process.