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Misc[edit]

Address and Routing Parameter Area (a "backronym")  ????? --206.248.134.103

What exactly is the problem? In the article, the word backronym is linked, so you can click to see what it means. --Zundark 08:26, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

http://16.16-28.45.70.166.in-addr.arpa/[edit]

How did someone do this? 62.66.194.63 19:46, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

He got delegated the 16-28.45.70.166.in-addr.arpa. zone from his provider and simply added an A record to the 16.16-28.... entry pointing to 166.70.45.21. And that's where a webserver's running which evaluates the hostname and returns the "isn't it cool"-page if you're asking the in-addr.arpa. URL. Sigkill 20:07, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Article misnamed[edit]

This article is misnamed. Pedantically speaking the zone is not called ".arpa" but rather "arpa" (fully qualified: "arpa."). See RFC3172. That said, many people refer to it by the degenerative ".zone" form of ".arpa", including the IANA website. (Paul Jakma). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.168.24.37 (talk) 08:41, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

While you are technically and normatively correct, it's typical that TLDs are written in the form ".example", although the domain itself is either "example" or absolutely "example.". --Cálestyo (talk) 01:26, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

in-addr.arpa server operation[edit]

Who is operating servers that participate in in-addr.arpa reverse lookup? Is it mandatory for an IP owner to allow reverse DNS lookup using in-addr.arpa? --Abdull (talk) 16:38, 10 July 2012 (UTC)