- Do you support moving the technical descriptions of managing
reverse DNS zone out of 'Operational policies for National Internet
Registries in the APNIC region' and onto the APNIC website?
Currently I cannot find the equivalent part of section 3.4 of
APNIC-103-v001 in the web page stated in the proposal:
Unless APNIC clearly describes all required procedures in the page
before Policy SIG in APNIC 25, it is difficult to support this part.
The best I could bend backward is that APNIC posts the content of
the addendum to the web page to this mailing list.
Without that, it could be blind approval for non-existent procedure.
I will endeavour to create a draft of that page, or furnish the
information that will be provided on that url to the list before the
However you can expect that it would simply reflect the preferred
methods for updating the DNS, those being MyAPNIC and the XML/REST
API. We clearly need to be careful about releasing the API
as it isn't yet a member wide service.
In the Disadvantages: part in the Pros/Cons section, | To ensure
that NIRs have enough time to adapt to the changes, | the APNIC
Secretariat will commit to a six-month notice period | between
announcing changes to the system and expected | implementation
I prefer to change this to: To ensure that NIRs have enough time to
adapt to the changes, the APNIC Secretariat will commit to at least
six-month notice period between announcing changes to the system
and expected implementation by NIRs.
Given that our development process is transparent, such that we are
quite overt about upcoming work in the secretariat that may affect
NIRs. I'm guessing that your concern directly relates to your ability
implement in 6 months assuming that you hadn't heard of it
So in applying this to future (not already scheduled) changes..
How does this sound as an alternative?
To ensure that NIRs have enough time to be both aware of the changes
and adapt their systems to the changes, the APNIC Secretariat will
commit to the following notice periods:
1) Notification of development or work-in-progress of three(3) to
Six(6) months, prior to:
2) A six(6) month notice period to implementation by the NIR.
The notice period can be extended upon request from APNIC or an
I think I would find this acceptable if the request came with
supporting reasons why the request needs to be extended, such that
reason for extension is in the best interests of the common good for
continuous improvement or a direct conflict with another APNIC
operational change at that time.
Terry Manderson email: terry at apnic dot net
Network Operations Manager, APNIC sip: info at voip dot apnic dot net
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