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Re: oh, for goodness' sake.

  • From: Michael Dillon
  • Date: Wed Apr 08 15:32:14 1998

On Wed, 8 Apr 1998, David R. Conrad wrote:

> >I think that placing such critical domain references under .INT is a
> >reasonable idea.
> I suspect this could be controversial given .INT is supposed to be
> administered by the ITU... :-)
> Since we're already saddled with .arpa and it is already used for
> (arguably) critical infrastructure goop, why not use it?

One of the stated uses of .INT is for international databases and that
seems to be the reason that the reverse DNS for IPv6 is under .INT rather
than .ARPA. Of course it may not be too late for IPv6 to be changes and
for all important infrastructure info to be moved to .ARPA. We could even
rationalize things somewhat, i.e.

NET.ARPA  for IP netblock whois info
RIPE.NET.ARPA  |-queries to NET.ARPA will be redirected to one of these
RS.ARPA - route servers
IANA.ARPA - IANA databases such as MIBs, port assignments

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