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Re: Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.
From: Nick Hilliard <nick () foobar org>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:42:46 +0000

On 13/12/2012 22:54, Jason Castonguay wrote:
Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.

Jason,


You've just given 3 weeks notice for a component change in one of the few
critical part of the Internet's infrastructure, at a time when most
networks have entered a configuration freeze (which will usually finish at
the end of 2013 week one or week two), and where two of those weeks are
holiday / slack periods in large parts of the world where many people won't
be working.

In addition, there is no further announcement notices on
www.root-servers.org, d.root-servers.net, www.iana.org or www.icann.org.

You are absolutely kidding, right?

Can I politely ask you / UMD to please reconsider the timing and
publicisation of this change because it has important operational
consequences for the entire globe.

If you decide reconsider this change, could you please:

- change the date to give the world several months warning.

- change the date something which doesn't conflict with any of the major
ethnic world holidays

- create notification pages on www.root-servers.org, d.root-servers.net,
www.iana.org or www.icann.org

- announce more widely across e.g. other global NOG mailing lists, RIR
mailing lists, etc


Nick


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