Network Working Group G. Huston Request for Comments: 4159 APNIC BCP: 109 August 2005 Category: Best Current Practice Deprecation of "ip6.int" Status of This Memo This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).
AbstractThis document advises of the deprecation of the use of "ip6.int" for Standards Conformant IPv6 implementations. RFC3152], which advised that the use of "ip6.int" as the domain for reverse-mapping of IPv6 addresses to DNS names was deprecated. The document noted that the use of "ip6.int" would be phased out in an orderly fashion. As of 1 September 2005, the IETF advises the community that the DNS domain "ip6.int" should no longer be used to perform reverse mapping of IPv6 addresses to domain names, and that the domain "ip6.arpa" should be used henceforth, in accordance with the IANA Considerations described in [RFC3596]. The domain "ip6.int" is deprecated, and its use in IPv6 implementations that conform to the IPv6 Internet Standards is discontinued. The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) are advised that maintenance of delegation of entries in "ip6.int" is no longer required as part of infrastructure services in support of Internet Standards Conformant IPv6 implementations as of 1 September 2005. The RIRs are requested to work with their communities to adopt a schedule regarding the cessation of support of registration services for the "ip6.int" domain.
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