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Draft Policies and Proposals

Policy Proposal 2007-26: Deprecate Lame Server Policy
Policy Proposal Evaluation Status: Author
Withdrawn by author Owen DeLong
Discussion Tracking
Mailing List:
Formal introduction on PPML on 25 September 2007
Withdrawn by author - 21 February 2008
Public Policy Mailing List
ARIN Public Policy Meeting:
ARIN Advisory Council:

AC Shepherds:
Cathy Aronson and Robert Seastrom

20 September 2007
15 November 2007
20 December 2007
17 January 2008
21 February 2008

ARIN Board of Trustees:
Revisions Implementation


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 zone, and, delegations of the 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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