The IAB is responsible for the contents of the .arpa DNS TLD [see RFC 3172].
Proposed hanges to the .arpa zone will be received by IANA and the IAB will be notified to approve of changes. An IAB member will be selected each year to handle approval requests from IANA. The responsible IAB member will need to approve or handle the request in coordination with the larger IAB. For some, it is trivial (updated IP addresses, etc.) and the approver can just say yes. If the approver doesn't think it is trivial, it would go to the full IAB for discussion or a vote.
To request an entry under the .arpa zone, authors should put a request within the IANA considerations section of the draft. The following RFCs provide examples:
After the document is approved for publication as an RFC, IANA starts the process for performing the IANA actions. They will send a template to the IAB requesting approval for adding the ''.arpa'' domain name.
The content of this page was last updated on 2020-06-11. It was migrated from the old IAB wiki on 2023-12-04.