Planned IP6.ARPA Nameserver Change

Joe Abley joe.abley at icann.org
Thu Nov 25 07:38:53 CST 2010


PLANNED IP6.ARPA NAMESERVER CHANGE

This is a courtesy notification of an upcoming change to the
nameserver set for the IP6.ARPA zone.

There is no expected impact on the functional operation of the DNS
due to this change.

There are no actions required by DNS server operators or end users.

DETAIL

The IP6.ARPA zone is used to provide reverse mapping (number to
name) for IPv6, as described in  RFC 3152. The servers which currently
provide authoritative DNS service for the IP6.ARPA zone are as
follows:

 TINNIE.ARIN.NET
 NS-SEC.RIPE.NET
 NS2.LACNIC.NET
 SEC1.APNIC.NET
 NS.ICANN.ORG

On Wednesday 2010-12-01 processing will begin to change the nameserver
set to the following, as described in RFC 5855:

 A.IP6-SERVERS.ARPA (operated by ARIN)
 B.IP6-SERVERS.ARPA (operated by ICANN)
 C.IP6-SERVERS.ARPA (operated by AfriNIC)
 D.IP6-SERVERS.ARPA (operated by LACNIC)
 E.IP6-SERVERS.ARPA (operated by APNIC)
 F.IP6-SERVERS.ARPA (operated by RIPE NCC)

The usual IANA process for a change in the ARPA zone involves a
series of technical checks and the gathering of various authorisations,
and may take several days to complete.  Courtesy notification will
be sent to this list once this change has been fully implemented.

Regards,


Joe Abley
Director DNS Operations
ICANN





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