On Dec 29, 2009, at 11:56 AM, John Levine wrote:
> There's also one special purpose
> TLD, .ARPA, which is more or less delegated to the IAB although
> managed by IANA.
RFC 3172 is pretty explicit about how ARPA is managed:
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB), in cooperation with the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is
currently responsible for managing the Top Level Domain (TLD) name
As noted in section 3 of this document, the IAB may request the IANA
to delegate the sub-domains of "arpa" in accordance with the "IANA
Considerations" section of an IETF Standards Track document.
> IANA seems the most reasonable place to me, too. The trick is getting
> ICANN to agree to maintain its contents or at least contribute their
> entries to it.
As it would seem to be in ICANN's best interest to ensure the contents of the
list are maintained, I don't expect this to be too challenging. Aside from the
list itself, what I personally think would be helpful would be a clear and
mutually agreed process by which labels would be added/removed from the list.
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