purpose of the RIR(for example RIPE) "domain:" object

Anand Buddhdev anandb at ripe.net
Thu Mar 15 08:26:23 UTC 2012

On 15/03/2012 03:24, Martin T wrote:

> Ok, but still RIPE domain object is just an informational record? I
> mean DNS servers don't use RIPE domain object data, do they? So
> basically nothing happens if I don't create(or update) domain object
> in RIPE database when I delegate a zone file.


If you have an IP address allocation from the RIPE NCC, and you want
delegation for the reverse DNS zones of that address space in the parent
zones, you have to request that by creating a domain object.

The RIPE NCC's provisioning system reads the domain records, takes the
nserver: lines from them, and inserts the records into the appropriate
parent zones. Therefore domain objects are not merely informational;
they are necessary.


Anand Buddhdev

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