Management Guidelines & Operational Requirements for the Address and Routing Parameter Area Domain ("arpa")
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        BCP 52
        RFC 3172

        Title:      Management Guidelines & Operational Requirements
                    for the Address and Routing Parameter Area Domain
                    ("arpa")
        Author(s):  G Huston, Editor
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Date:       September 2001
        Mailbox:    iab@iab.org
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 18097
        See Also:   BCP 52

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-arpa-03.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3172.txt


This memo describes the management and operational requirements for
the address and routing parameter area ("arpa") domain.  The "arpa"
domain is used to support a class of infrastructural identifier
spaces, providing a distributed database that translates elements of
a structured name space derived from a protocol family to service
names.  The efficient and reliable operation of this DNS space is
essential to the integrity of operation of various services within
the Internet.  The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) has the
responsibility, in cooperation with the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to manage the "arpa" domain.
This document describes the principles used by the IAB in
undertaking this role.

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