Hi NZNOG Community,
A discussion in the RIPE DB-WG in 2020 and 2021 has explored
the addition of a geofeed: marker in RPSL (in inetnum, inet6num
This is in relation to work under consideration in the IETF
Operations and Management Area Working Group (opsawg)
Geofeeds are defined in RFC8805 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8805
They are a format for a network operator to publish a mapping
of IP address prefixes to simplified geolocation information,
colloquially termed a "geolocation feed”
The DB-WG has been discussing adding a field to RPSL inetnum
and inet6num objects, to permit resource holders to publish a
URL to their own RFC8805 data to inform people where to find it.
As discussed at the RIPE81 meeting
this mechanism has been adopted by Google and other geolocation
providers and over 1000 geofeed sources now exist worldwide.
APNIC Secretariat has an opportunity to update our systems to
support use of the geofeed: field in inetnum and inet6num Whois
We are interested in understanding community support for this work.