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.

  • 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.

  • 12-13 August RPKI Outage: Update
    on August 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    12 August 2020 at 12:21 PM to 13 August at 11:36 AM On 12 August at 12:21 PM, ARIN deployed a new version of its RPKI system. ARIN’s repository showed no errors in both RIPE’s Validator and NLNetLab’s Routinator systems. At 12:46 PM on that same day we received a service issue notice that ARIN’s repository was not working with rpki-client. ARIN Engineering worked closely with the OpenBSD software developers to pinpoint the error within the RPKI system.

  • 2020 ARIN Election Timeline Changes
    on August 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Per the recent announcement about ARIN 46 being held virtually this October, some changes are required to the 2020 ARIN Election timeline to accommodate the revised meeting schedule and fulfill the goals of providing a fair and open process. The revised timeline is available at: https://www.arin.net/participate/oversight/elections/#election-process-calendar Most changes are only minor shifts from the schedule as originally approved by the Board of Trustees; highlights include: Initial Slate of Candidates will be announced and Call for Petitions will open on Wednesday, 9 September.

  • Maintenance Outage for ARIN's Payment Processing System on 17 August
    on August 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN’s Payment Processing system will be temporarily unavailable starting at 7:30 PM ET on 17 August 2020. We expect maintenance to be completed in under thirty minutes. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Regards, Mark Kosters Chief Technology Officer American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

  • New Features Added to ARIN Online
    on August 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN is pleased to present the latest version of ARIN Online, including improvements, new features, and enhancements. Full release notes are included below 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

  • RPKI Service Notice Update
    on August 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    After upgrading our HSM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Job Snijders reported to us that our RPKI repository was no longer validating using rpki-client or fort. Upon investigation, it was discovered that we had an encoding error in our new software. (Specifically, there was a mismatch in the “parameters” field between the “algorithm identifier” of the certificate and the certificate To Be Signed [TBS]. The TBS set the “parameters” as null and the certificate as empty.

  • RPKI Service Notice
    on August 12, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN is currently investigating a report of a potential bug related to our RPKI services. We are queuing new ROA creation requests for processing until after the investigation and any necessary remediation work is completed. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Regards, Richard Jimmerson Chief Operating Officer American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

  • Last Chance to Complete ARIN Customer Satisfaction Survey
    on July 30, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN’s 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey closes tomorrow, 31 July. We need your help to assess our performance in all areas of the organization, including Technical Services, Registration and Financial Services, Policy Development, and Communications. Have you completed the survey yet? There’s still time! https://www.arin.net/customersurvey Remember that when you fill out the survey, you’ll be given a chance to enter into a drawing to win a $250 Amazon gift card. We still have four more gift cards to give away, so there is still a chance for you to win!

  • Registration Now Open for Upcoming IRR Webinar
    on July 28, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Did your ISP tell you to create Internet Routing Registry (IRR) objects, and you’re not clear what that means? Are you trying to move from the IRR email template system and use ARIN Online to create routing data? Do you just need a better understanding of what IRR at ARIN is all about? Join us for our next webinar, titled “Getting to Know IRR-Online at ARIN,” to get help with these questions and more.

  • ARIN 46 to be Held Virtually This October
    on July 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    The health and well-being of our community members and ARIN staff is our first priority at all times. Considering the ongoing circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and official guidance from national and local governments, the ARIN 46 Public Policy and Members Meeting will not be held in Seattle, WA, as originally planned. We have also suspended the Fellowship Program until we are able to resume in-person meetings. Like the ARIN 45 meeting, ARIN 46 will be held as an entirely virtual meeting.

  • Last Chance! Second Nomination Period Closing Soon
    on July 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The second, and last, nomination period for the ARIN 2020 elections is closing soon! All nominations must be received and accepted by Monday, 27 July 2020. This leaves only a limited window to participate and have a hand in shaping the future at ARIN by submitting a nomination for the 2020 ARIN elections. For this second nomination period, ARIN is looking for nominations to fill two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees, and five seats on the ARIN Advisory Council.

  • ARIN/LACNIC Inter-RIR Transfers Update
    on July 21, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Inter-RIR transfers of IPv4 addresses can now be processed between ARIN and LACNIC. On 21 July, LACNIC announced that they are now able to process inter-RIR IPv4 transfers. https://www.lacnic.net/4711/2/lacnic/lacnic-starts-processing-inter-rir-transfers Because ARIN and LACNIC have reciprocal policies, this means ARIN can now conduct inter-RIR IPv4 transfers between the two regions. Regards, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

  • Nomination Period Reopened for Board of Trustees and Advisory Council
    on July 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    By request of the 2020 Nomination Committee, ARIN has reopened the Call for Nominations for the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. It is now accepting nominations through 5:00 PM EDT on Monday, 27 July 2020 to fill two seats on the ARIN Board of Trustees and five seats on the Advisory Council. To view initial requirements, qualifications, and/or responsibilities of the ARIN Board of Trustees or Advisory Council, please visit the respective pages below:

  • 2020 ARIN Customer Satisfaction Survey Now Open
    on July 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN has officially launched our third Customer Satisfaction Survey to determine the current level of customer satisfaction with ARIN services. The survey is open beginning today, 13 July, through 31 July. The survey is available at: https://www.arin.net/customersurvey Working together with marketing research firm Rockbridge Associates, we have developed this survey to help us assess our performance in all areas of the organization, including Technical Services, Registration and Financial Services, Policy Development, and Communications.

  • Independence Day Closing Information
    on July 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN office will be closed on Friday, 3 July in observance of Independence Day. ARIN’s office will reopen with normal operating hours on Monday, 6 July.

  • Service Level Delivery Notice
    on June 30, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN’s Registration Services Department is currently not meeting the service level objective of response within two business days for all transactions. ARIN recently introduced a trial Chat service to customers logged in to ARIN Online which has proven to be extremely successful and embraced by our customers since its release on 6 April 2020. It was anticipated that the Chat feature would result in a lower call rate to the help desk but that has not been the case.

  • ARIN 45 Meeting Report Now Available
    on June 30, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN 45 Public Policy and Members Meeting Report, including presentations, a link to the official meeting recap on TeamARIN, transcripts, and webcast archives, is now available on the ARIN website at: https://www.arin.net/vault/participate/meetings/reports/ARIN_45/ Thank you to everyone who participated in ARIN 45, our first all-remote Public Policy and Members Meeting! Please plan to join us for ARIN 46 so you can participate in this integral part of ARIN’s Policy Development Process.

  • ARIN 45 Begins Today
    on June 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN 45 Virtual Meeting begins today! Join us from 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET today and tomorrow to discuss eight policies, hear updates on ARIN’s IRR and RPKI, and participate in other informative sessions. ARIN 45 will be held via Zoom. For more details about attending and registering for this virtual meeting, visit: https://www.arin.net/ARIN45_remote View the ARIN 45 agenda and check for updates at: https://www.arin.net/ARIN45_agenda To help you prepare, ARIN has published all of the meeting materials online for you to review or download beforehand.

  • ARIN 45 Will Be Here Soon – Get Ready!
    on June 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    This week is the ARIN 45 Virtual Meeting, where we will be in the thick of important community discussions on the following policies: Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-1: Clarify Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-10: Inter-RIR M&A Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-12: M&A Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-20: Harmonization of Maximum Allocation Requirements under Sections 4.1.8 (ARIN Waitlist) and 4.2.2 (Initial Allocation to ISPs) Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2019-21: Reserved Pool Replenishment Draft Policy ARIN-2020-1: Clarify Holding Period for Resources Received via 4.

  • New Internet Routing Registry Release
    on June 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

    ARIN is pleased to announce the release of new and updated Internet Routing Registry (IRR) features. Full release notes are included below 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