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for Root Zone Name Server Delegation and Glue Data

In December of 2003 the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) made a recommendation to the ICANN board regarding adding IPv6 name server addresses to the root zone for Top Level Domains (TLDs) that request them. The recommendation also suggested that the IANA adopt certain procedures to deal with potential (although unlikely) problems that may occur as a result of these changes.

In response to this recommendation, and as part of IANA’s ongoing commitment to document procedures related to its areas of responsibility, the following draft is offered for consideration and comment by interested members of the community. It describes procedures in use currently (IANA Procedures for Processing Name Server Change Requests), procedures designed specifically to implement the recommendations of the RSSAC (IANA Procedures for Delegation Data Removal Order), and procedures for other, related issues of root zone management (IANA Procedures for Removing Problematic Delegation Data).

If you would like to offer a comment about the draft, the public comment email address is iana-del-data-comments@icann.org. You can view previously posted comments at http://forum.icann.org/lists/iana-del-data-comments/.

The public comment period for this document will be open until 21 June 2004. Comments will be reviewed, and a final version of the procedure will be posted on 28 June. Unless there are significant operational considerations at the root zone level that will prevent implementation, the first of the IPv6 glue records will be added to the root zone on 28 June.

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