Policy Proposal 2007-26: Deprecate Lame Server Policy

Status: Withdrawn by author

Tracking Information

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Withdrawn by author - 21 February 2008 Public Policy Mailing List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:




Owen DeLong

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 in-addr.arpa zone, and, delegations of the ip6.arpa 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