[CRISP-TEAM] Decription about 'in-addr.arpa' and 'ip6.arpa' DNS trees" Fwd: [NRO-IANAXFER] Comments on CRISP proposal

Alan Barrett apb at cequrux.com
Tue Dec 30 06:55:07 CET 2014

On Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Izumi Okutani wrote:
>I would like to ask for volunteer to take a look and addres this comment
>on 'in-addr.arpa' and 'ip6.arpa' DNS trees" for Section 1 (P.1 & 2).

>First, as a nit, on page 1, under "description of the service", it
>mentions "delegation of the 'in-addr.arpa' and 'ip6.arpa' DNS trees".
>Perhaps this means "delegation from"?  IANA doesn't delegate those two
>names to any of the RIRs, but delegates spaces within them.  (I
>suspect this is just an editorial nit, but it confused me on first
>reading.)  There's a similar issue under "what registries", on p2, and
>it's only really made clear in the "overlaps" section (also on p2).  I
>am prepared to imagine that I'm the only person who was led astray by
>this, and it's not a real big deal, but it might be nice to clarify.

I think we specifically said "delegation of the 'in-addr.arpa' and
'ip6.arpa' DNS trees" rather than "delegation of the ... domains"
or "delegation of the ... zones", because we wanted to refer to the
delegation of multiple subdomains within ip-addr.arpa and ip6.arpa, and
the term "tree" encompasses all the subdomains, no matter how many zones
are involved.  Perhaps it would be more clear to say "delegation of
subdomains below the IN-ADDR.ARPA and IP6.ARPA domains".

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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