[dnssec-deployment] Plans to sign arpa, in-addr.arpa, ip6.arpa?

Joe Abley jabley at hopcount.ca
Sat Nov 7 17:10:46 EST 2009


On 2009-11-08, at 07:07, Joe Abley wrote:

> On 2009-11-06, at 21:42, Chris Thompson wrote:
>
>> Maybe I've missed something, but among all the ICANN/Verisign  
>> descriptions
>> of the planned schedule for signing the root zone, there doesn't  
>> seem to
>> be any mention of "arpa", "in-addr.arpa" (both served from the root  
>> servers)
>> or "ip6.arpa" (not so served, but owned by ICANN).
>
> You're right that the work to sign the root zone has not included  
> direct treatment of the work required to sign ARPA, IN-ADDR.ARPA and  
> IP6.ARPA.
>
> Work continues amongst the various involved orgnisations on  
> arranging for ARPA, IN-ADDR.ARPA and IP6.ARPA to be signed. The  
> operational community should expect to hear details just as soon as  
> there are details to be shared.

I sent that from the address with which I'm subscribed to this list,  
which was perhaps a little unhelpful for what amounts to an  
(admittedly short and unsubstantive) status update. I work for ICANN,  
and am involved in the work referred to above, in case that helps give  
my comments some context.


Joe




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