Consultation Tracking Information
- Requested By: ARIN President
- Status: Completed
- Comments Opened: Linked to Discussion Archives: 9 October 2007
- Comments Closed: 23 October 2007
- Suggestion Number : 2007-29
Subject of Consultation
The complete suggestion can be viewed at:
As a result, ARIN would like to solicit input on how reverse delegation information should be displayed on network blocks within WHOIS. Currently, only the network block information is displayed and not any actual delegations within in-addr.arpa. For example, a /19 has 32 actual delegations. If one particular delegation (e.g. a /24) is marked as being lame out of a larger block (e.g. a /19), two issues arise:
- Is it necessary to indicate which delegations are lame within the network block within WHOIS?
- If yes, how should this information be displayed in WHOIS?
Discussion on firstname.lastname@example.org will close at noon EDT 23 October 2007. A poll on the topic will be conducted in early November. Only subscribers on the email@example.com list when the poll opens will be eligible to participate. Poll results will be publicly available and will be used by the ARIN President to help determine what course of action, if any, ARIN should take regarding the subject.
Although the consultation resulted in minimal community feedback, ARIN feels that there is support for this change in operational practice.
ARIN will make this change with one enhancement. As part of the change, ARIN will also change WHOIS to indicate which portions of a network block are lame. Thus, the community will be able to tell that the omission of one or more delegations (/24's) out of the zone was done on purpose and would not be looked upon as a bug in the zone generation or resolution process.
The will be completed by the end of 2nd quarter 2008.