ARIN Announcements

ARIN Announcements Latest announcements from the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). ARIN, a nonprofit corporation, is one of five Regional Internet Registries that manage Internet number resources such as IP addresses and Autonomous System numbers. ARIN also provides a Whois query tool to find information about organizations that have registered resources with them.

  • Gary Giesen Appointed to Advisory Council
    on November 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

    On 5 November, 2020, the ARIN Advisory Council voted to appoint Gary Giesen to the Advisory Council for a one-year term beginning 1 January 2021. He will fill the seat being vacated by Tina Morris. Tina was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees for a three-year term commencing 1 January 2021 and has submitted her resignation from the Advisory Council effective 31 December 2020. Congratulations to both Gary and Tina, and we hope you will join us in thanking Tina for her time as Chair of the Advisory Council.

  • Thanksgiving Closing Information
    on November 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN office will close early on Wednesday, 25 November and be closed on Thursday, 26 November and Friday, 27 November in observance of Thanksgiving. On 25 November, the main office and Financial Services Help Desk will close at 3:00 PM ET and the Registration Services Help Desk will close at 3:30 PM ET. ARIN’s office will reopen with normal operating hours on Monday, 30 November.

  • ARIN Software and System Updates
    on November 21, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN recently made updates to its software and systems, including ARIN Online. Full release notes are included at the end of this message. ARIN systems are operating normally. If you have questions, comments, or issues, please submit an Ask ARIN ticket using your ARIN Online account, or contact the Registration Services Help Desk by phone Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM ET at +1.703.227.0660. Regards, Mark Kosters Chief Technology Officer

  • Billing System Maintenance Scheduled for 20-21 November
    on November 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

    From 12:00 PM EST on Friday, 20 November until approximately 1:00 PM EST on Saturday, 21 November ARIN will be conducting maintenance on systems relating to billing functionality within ARIN Online. During this period ARIN Online users will not be able to view, download, or pay invoices. Additionally, the Financial Services Department will be closed early on Friday 20 November starting at 1:00 PM EST. All other publicly available services will remain available for the duration.

  • Nomination Period Extended - ASO AC Call for Nominations for Seat 9 on the ICANN Board of Directors
    on November 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Shared on behalf of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) The ASO AC has announced today it has extended its deadline for the nomination period for the selection of Seat 9 on the ICANN Board of Directors. Nominations will now close on Sunday 22 November at 23:59 UTC. The selected candidate will serve for a three-year term, which will begin at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Assembly at the ICANN 72 Meeting, scheduled from 23-28 October 2021.

  • Veterans Day Closing Information
    on November 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN office will be closed on Wednesday, 11 November in observance of Veterans Day. ARIN’s office will reopen with normal operating hours on Thursday, 12 November.

  • Reminder: ASO AC Call for Nominations for Seat 9 on the ICANN Board of Directors
    on November 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Shared on behalf of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) On 15 September 2020, the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) issued a call for nominations for Seat 9 of the ICANN Board of Directors. Nominations are being accepted until 15 November 2020. The selected candidate will serve for a three-year term, which will begin at the conclusion of the ICANN Annual General Assembly at the ICANN 72 Meeting, scheduled from 23-28 October 2021 in Seattle, USA.

  • ARIN 46 Meeting Report Now Available
    on November 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN 46 Public Policy and Members Meeting Report, including presentations, links to daily recaps on TeamARIN, transcripts, and webcast archives, is now available on the ARIN website at: https://www.arin.net/participate/meetings/ARIN46/ Thank you to everyone who participated in ARIN 46. Please plan to join us for ARIN 47 so you can participate in this integral part of ARIN’s Policy Development Process. The meeting is scheduled to be held 11-14 April 2021. We are tentatively planning to meet in Tampa, Florida, and we will advise the community of any changes to the format of the meeting in the coming months.

  • 2020 ARIN Election Results
    on November 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The 2020 ARIN Elections concluded at 5:00 PM ET on Friday, 30 October, and ARIN wishes to congratulate those elected by the community to serve on the ARIN Board of Trustees and ARIN Advisory Council (AC). Tina Morris has been elected, and incumbent Nancy Carter has been re-elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees. Each will serve a three-year term commencing 1 January 2021. On behalf of the ARIN Board of Trustees, I would like to recognize and thank outgoing Board member Dan Alexander.

  • 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results
    on October 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN’s goal is to provide the best Internet number registry experience possible. To help better understand the needs of our customers, we recently conducted our third community-wide customer satisfaction survey with the help of Rockbridge Associates (https://rockresearch.com/), an independent contractor. The complete and unabridged report delivered to ARIN by our independent contractor is available here: https://www.arin.net/vault/about_us/corp_docs/customer_survey/2020.pdf We will use these survey results along with customer feedback provided throughout the year using our Registration Services transaction surveys, the feedback button on the ARIN website, the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process, and other feedback mechanisms to continue improving our services.

  • Vote Now in the 2020 ARIN Elections
    on October 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Eligible Voting Contacts from General Members in Good Standing may now cast online ballots in the 2020 ARIN Elections to fill two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees and five seats on the ARIN Advisory Council. Ballots may be cast now through 5:00 PM ET, Friday, 30 October. To vote, simply log in to ARIN Online with a user account associated with a voting contact for an eligible Member in Good Standing and look for the “Vote Now” link on your dashboard.

  • ARIN Awards Community Grants to 8 Projects in 2020
    on October 22, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN is pleased to announce eight projects have been selected to receive an ARIN Community Grant in 2020. The ARIN Community Grant Program provides financial grants in support of initiatives that improve the overall Internet industry and Internet user environment, advance ARIN’s mission, and broadly benefit the Internet community within the ARIN region. Congratulations to the 2020 grant recipients: Build-out of Internet Exchange Points in the Caribbean Region Caribbean Network Operators Group

  • Security Improvements for Whois-RWS, RDAP, and www.arin.net
    on October 22, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Earlier this year, ARIN implemented security enhancements that included ending support for TLS 1.0 for Whois-RWS and RDAP services and improving ciphers used in www.arin.net. As part of our continuing effort to improve security, on or around 19 February 2021, we will end support for TLS 1.1 and weak Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange parameters on www.arin.net, Whois-RWS, and RDAP. We will also update the ciphers available on Whois-RWS and RDAP to match those on www and reg.

  • Don’t Forget to Attend the Third and Final Day of ARIN 46
    on October 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    In just a few days, we will reconvene for the third and final day of ARIN 46. Join us from 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET on Friday, 23 October for the ARIN 46 Members Meeting, where we’ll discuss the 2020 ARIN Elections and hear from the candidates themselves during the Advisory Council and Board Forums. We’ll also hear updates on ARIN financials, the Board of Trustees, and the Advisory Council.

  • ARIN 46 Begins Today
    on October 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN 46 Virtual Public Policy and Members Meeting begins today! Join us from 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET today and tomorrow and again on 23 October to talk policy, routing security, services, our customer satisfaction survey, ARIN Elections, and much more. ARIN 46 will be held via Zoom. For more details about attending and registering for this virtual meeting, visit: https://www.arin.net/ARIN46_remote View the ARIN 46 agenda and check for updates at:

  • ARIN 46 Will Be Here Soon – Get Ready!
    on October 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    This week kicks off the ARIN 46 Virtual Public Policy and Members Meeting, where we will be in the thick of important community discussions on the following policies: Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2020-1: Clarify Holding Period for Resources Received via 4.1.8 Waitlist Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2020-2: Reinstatement of Organizations Removed from Waitlist by Implementation of 2019-16 Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2020-3: IPv6 Nano-Allocations Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2020-5: Clarify and Update Requirements for Allocations to Downstream Customers Draft Policy ARIN-2020-6: Allowance for IPv4 Allocation “Swap” Transactions via 8.

  • Prioritize the Questions for the 2020 ARIN Election Candidate Forums
    on October 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

    As we announced a few weeks ago, there will be Candidate Forums for both the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council candidates at the virtual ARIN 46 Members Meeting on Friday, 23 October. We now need your assistance in narrowing down the list of questions to be posed to the candidates. We accepted questions from the community from 22 September to 2 October, and now we are interested in finding out which of these suggested questions are most interesting or important to you.

  • ARIN General Counsel Announcement
    on October 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

    For over 20 years, ARIN has been represented by Stephen (Steve) M. Ryan, the last 17 years as our General Counsel. We would like to thank Steve for his outstanding service and congratulate him on his upcoming retirement from his law firm at the end of December 2020. We are happy to report that though he will no longer be serving in his current role, Steve will continue to provide legal consulting services to ARIN.

  • ARIN Announces the 2020 ARIN Election Final Slate of Candidates
    on October 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

    On Wednesday, 9 September, the 2020 Nomination Committee put forth the Initial Slate of candidates for the 2020 Board of Trustees and Advisory Council Elections. Now with the completion of the Election Slate Development Process, today ARIN announces the Final Slate of candidates for the 2020 ARIN Elections. Board of Trustees: Dan Alexander, Comcast Nancy Carter, CANARIE Tina Morris, Amazon Advisory Council: Andrew Dul, 8 Continents Networks LLC Gary Giesen, CentriLogic Inc.

  • Policy, Elections, and More Coming up at ARIN 46
    on September 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Have you heard? Registration is now open for ARIN 46, and we want you to join us! https://www.arin.net/ARIN46 The ARIN 46 Public Policy and Members Meeting will be spread out over two sets of dates, 14-15 October and 23 October, and registering just once grants you access to all days of the meeting. On 14-15 October, we will be conducting policy discussions and providing ARIN operational reports. On 23 October, we will reconvene for the Members Meeting and to discuss the 2020 ARIN Elections and meet our candidates for the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council.

  • What Questions Do You Have for Candidates in the 2020 ARIN Elections?
    on September 22, 2020 at 12:00 am

    As we prepare for ARIN Elections to get underway from 23 October through 30 October, we are asking the community to take part by submitting your own questions to be answered at Candidate Forums for this year’s candidates for the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. On Friday, 23 October, during the virtual ARIN 46 Members Meeting, there will be a Board of Trustees Candidate Forum held from 12:30 – 1:00 PM EDT and an Advisory Council Candidate Forum held from 1:30 – 2:15 PM EDT.

  • NRPM 2020.2 - New Policies Implemented
    on September 22, 2020 at 12:00 am

    At their meeting on 21 May 2020, the Board of Trustees adopted the following: Editorial Change ARIN-edit-2020-1: Clarify Holdings Restriction for Section 4.1.8 Waitlist Entries At their meeting on 29 July 2020, the Board of Trustees adopted the following: Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-1: Clarify Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-12: M&A Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-20: Harmonization of Maximum Allocation Requirements under Sections 4.

  • ARIN Announces Initial Slate of Candidates for the 2020 ARIN Elections; Petition Period Open
    on September 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Elections for two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees and five seats on the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) will be held online 23 October through 30 October 2020. The 2020 Nomination Committee has put forth the following candidates who have agreed to run for the terms that will begin on 1 January 2021: Board of Trustees: Dan Alexander, Comcast Nancy Carter, CANARIE Tina Morris, Amazon Advisory Council: Andrew Dul, 8 Continents Networks LLC Gary Giesen, CentriLogic Inc.

  • ARIN 46 Registration Now Open
    on September 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Registration is now open for the ARIN 46 Public Policy and Members Meeting, which will be held entirely online this October. ARIN is holding this Public Policy and Members Meeting so that attendees may gather virtually to discuss draft Internet number resource policies and learn more about ARIN services and operations. Register today by visiting: https://www.arin.net/ARIN46 The ARIN 46 Public Policy and Members Meeting will be spread out over two sets of dates: 14-15 October and 23 October.

  • Labor Day Closing Information
    on September 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN office will close early on Friday, 4 September and be closed on Monday, 7 September in observance of Labor Day. On 4 September, the main office and Financial Services Help Desk will close at 3:00 PM ET and the Registration Services Help Desk will close at 3:30 PM ET. ARIN’s office will reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday, 8 September.