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Re: oh, for goodness' sake.
From: Dave Crocker <dcrocker () brandenburg com>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 1998 08:30:07 -0700

At 11:44 PM 4/7/98 -0700, Michael Dillon wrote:
services (not the web server) to another TLD. Perhaps it should be
whois.ripe.int? Since the IPv6 equivalent of in-addr.arpa lives in .INT
this makes sense to me.

I think that placing such critical domain references under .INT is a
reasonable idea.

However, RIPE isn't a treaty organization and the rules for new .INT names
is pretty specific.  And IANA is rather careful about following the rules.  

Jon Postel's directive is that any proposal needs to have very precise
rules, so the first step in getting groups like RIPE authorized under .INT
is to write a set of rules that will mechanically determine who is authorized.

Perhaps a place to start is by qualifying any organization that has
administrative or operations responsibilities directly assigned by IANA.

d/
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