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      APNIC welcomes comments, questions, and suggestions on the following policy
      Final call for comments: [prop-004-v001]
      "A proposal for sweeping lame DNS reverse delegations"
      This is the final call for comments on policy proposal [prop-004-v001] "A
      proposal for sweeping lame DNS reverse delegations".
      This proposal was presented at APNIC 16 and the following consensus was
        "The SIG accepted by consensus the proposal for the APNIC
         Secretariat to commence an automated, structured cleanup
         of lame DNS delegations in the APNIC Whois database."
      This proposal is now submitted to the sig-dns mailing list for an eight week
      discussion period. At the end of that period, if consensus appears to have
      been achieved, the Chair of the Database SIG will ask the Executive Council
      to endorse the proposal for implementation.
      *   Send all comments and questions to:   <sig-dns at apnic dot net>
      *   Deadline for comments:                20 November 2003
      Proposal details
      It is proposed that APNIC should adopt procedures to repair or remove
      persistently lame DNS delegations. The details of the proposed procedures
      are as follows:
      * Step 1 - Identify potential lameness
        - APNIC currently runs regular administrative tests on DNS
          delegations, for statistical purposes. It is proposed to
          extend the scope of these tests by specifically identifying
          potentially lame DNS delegations.
      * Step 2 - Test the DNS reverse delegation (15 day test period)
        - When a DNS delegation is identified as potentially lame, a
          "lame DNS timer" will start.
        - While the timer is running, the delegation will be regularly
          tested for lameness. The testing will be performed from at
          least two geographically separate locations.
        - If the DNS delegation successfully resolves DNS during the
          testing period, then the timer will be reset. This allows
          for temporary problems to be fixed before any action is
          required from APNIC.
        - If the timer runs for 15 days without being reset, then the
          DNS delegation will be considered as persistently lame.
      * Step 3 - Attempt to notify the domain holder (45 day notice period)
        - Once a DNS delegation is considered persistently lame, the
          45 day notice period will start.
        - APNIC will email each admin-c and tech-c registered in the
          domain to inform them of the problem in their delegation.
          If the problem is not fixed, this email will be repeated weekly.
        - If APNIC receives no reply from the emails, it will try to
          contact the domain holders using any other contact information
          available (such as phone, fax, or postal mail). APNIC may also
          seek contact through parent records in the database, upstream
          ISPs, and any other relevant contact details that may be available.
      * Step 4 - Disable lame DNS delegation
        - If the DNS delegation is still lame at the end of the 45 day
          notice period, APNIC will insert a special marker in the remarks
          field of the relevant domain object. This marker will identify
          the DNS delegation as "administratively blocked" and will cause
          the delegation to be withdrawn.
        - The special marker may be removed by the domain holders at any
          time, using normal whois database procedures.
        - The special marker will contain text noting that APNIC is
          overriding the listed "nserver" records, timestamp information,
          and a URL to instructions for re-enabling the delegation.
        - While the delegation remains blocked, APNIC will send monthly
          email remainders to each admin-c and tech-c.
      * Scope of proposed procedure
      This procedure will apply to each nserver entry listed in domain objects.
      Therefore, if all nserver entries in a particular domain object are disabled
      for persistent lameness, the entire domain will be withdrawn from the DNS.
      In these cases, reverse DNS lookup will terminate in the APNIC nameservers
      with an NXDOMAIN response.
      * Reporting
      Because DNS lameness is globally visible, details of the current status of
      all domains under test will be posted to the APNIC website.
      At each APNIC Open Policy Meeting, the DNS SIG agenda will include a report
      by the APNIC Secretariat on activities relating to DNS lameness.  Reports
      will also be sent to the DNS SIG mailing list. The reports will include the
      status of domain objects, the rate of administrative disabling and
      re-enabling, and related activities.
      The APNIC Secretariat may also make additional reports to other bodies, such
      as IEPG and NANOG. 
      Proposal details including full text of proposal, presentations, links to
      relevant meeting minutes, and links to mailing list discussions are
      available at:
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