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.

  • Volunteer to Serve on the 2021 ARIN Grant Selection Committee
    on February 18, 2021 at 12:00 am

    We are seeking volunteers to serve on the ARIN Grant Selection Committee to help pick the 2021 ARIN Community Grant Program recipients. The Grant Selection Committee is responsible for evaluating all qualified project applications according the selection criteria and making recommendations to the ARIN Board of Trustees. All committee members will review applications in an online platform between 11 June - 2 July at their own pace and will convene via Zoom the week of 12 July 2021.

  • Reminder--Upcoming Change to RDAP Bootstrap URL
    on February 16, 2021 at 12:00 am

    This announcement is to remind you of the previously-announced change of address to the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) bootstrap server, scheduled for on or about 30 June 2021. As announced on 21 November 2020, 16 December 2020, and 20 January 2021, the ARIN Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Bootstrap server address is changing. The following information is repeated from previous announcements: ARIN is changing the address of our Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) bootstrap server from https://rdap.

  • Consultation on Password Security for ARIN Online Accounts
    on February 16, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Since October 2020, the ARIN Online system has been subject to a series of dictionary-based password guessing attacks. Because of the protective measures currently in place, some customer accounts were locked during these attacks. ARIN staff has been heavily engaged in mitigating these attacks, and we are seeking community feedback on potential steps ARIN can take to reduce the risk of future attacks and to help customers ensure they are using strong passwords.

  • Presidents’ Day Closing Information
    on February 11, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN office will be closed on Monday, 15 February in observance of Presidents’ Day. ARIN’s office will reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday, 16 February.

  • Deadline to Apply to ARIN’s Virtual Fellowship Program Extended to 17 February
    on February 10, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Apply to ARIN’s Virtual Fellowship Program now through 5:00 PM ET, 17 February 2021 for an opportunity to be paired with a mentor from the ARIN community and to attend four networking sessions between 25 March-15 April to help you make the most of ARIN 47. If you have a friend or colleague that would benefit from this program, you can refer an applicant to the Virtual Fellowship Program and receive a thank-you pack of ARIN swag if they are selected as a fellow!

  • Consultation Now Open on the Future of ARIN’s Unauthenticated IRR
    on February 8, 2021 at 12:00 am

    ARIN has been engaged in a multi-year project to create and deploy a new and improved Internet Routing Registry (IRR). On 10 June 2020 (https://www.arin.net/announcements/20200610-irr/), we launched IRR-online, an authenticated and web-based service designed to make it simple for users to publish routing information via ARIN’s website. At that time, the existing IRR-email system was temporarily left in place to allow organizations to continue using email-based updates to publish routing information (in the ARIN-NONAUTH data stream).

  • ARIN Announces the 2021 Fellowship Selection Committee
    on February 3, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is pleased to announce that the following individuals were selected for and have agreed to serve on the 2021 Fellowship Selection Committee: Bram Abramson, Past ARIN Fellow Chris Woodfield, General Member in Good Standing Jaymon Lefebvre, Past ARIN Fellow Rudolph Daniel, Past ARIN Fellow The ARIN Fellowship Selection Committee is led by a member from ARIN’s Communications Department and includes up to five volunteer representatives from ARIN General Members in Good Standing, the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council, and past ARIN Fellows.

  • Reminder - Enhancements To Organization Create/Organization Recovery Scheduled for 1 March
    on February 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

    This announcement is a reminder of a previously-announced change to the Organization Create/Organization Recovery process in ARIN Online. This change is scheduled for 1 March 2021. Currently, ARIN does not require a Registration Services Agreement (RSA) at the point in time when organizations establish a relationship with ARIN and create an Organization Identifier (Org ID) in ARIN Online. (The RSA spells out the agreement between ARIN and an organization that wants to apply for Internet number resources or use ARIN services such as RPKI.

  • New Features Added to ARIN Online
    on February 1, 2021 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

  • Billing System Maintenance Scheduled for 2 February
    on January 29, 2021 at 12:00 am

    On Tuesday, 2 February 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST, 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. All other publicly available services will remain available for the duration. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Regards, Mark Kosters Chief Technology Officer American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

  • Reminder--Upcoming Security Improvements and Change to RDAP Bootstrap URL
    on January 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    This announcement is to remind you of previously-announced changes that ARIN is making, including the following: security improvements for Whois-RWS, RDAP, and www.arin.net, scheduled for on or about 19 February 2021 change of address to the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) bootstrap server, scheduled for on or about 30 June 2021 More information is provided in this announcement. Security Improvements for WhoWhois-RWS, RDAP, and www.arin.net As announced on 22 October 2020 and 2 December 2020, upcoming security improvements for Whois-RWS, RDAP, and www.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Closing Information
    on January 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The ARIN office will be closed on Monday, 18 January in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. ARIN’s office will reopen with normal operating hours on Tuesday, 19 January.

  • Now Accepting Applications to ARIN's Virtual Fellowship Program for ARIN 47
    on January 13, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Submit your no-fee application now through 5:00 PM ET Friday, 12 February 2021 to be a part of ARIN’s Virtual Fellowship Program. The program will consist of four structured 60-90 minute sessions held weekly on Thursday afternoons from 25 March - 15 April at 2:00 PM ET, in addition to attending ARIN 47 virtually (12-14 April 2021), and it will provide focused interaction to develop relationships between Fellows, seasoned technology professionals in the community, and ARIN staff and leadership.

  • Volunteer to Serve on the 2021 ARIN Fellowship Selection Committee
    on January 11, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Volunteer now to serve on the 2021 ARIN Fellowship Selection Committee! This is an opportunity for up to five volunteers to serve a one-year term on a key committee that is responsible for selecting qualified individuals within the ARIN region to attend an ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting (PPMM), participate in the Policy Development Process (PDP), and broaden their awareness of ARIN’s work and services. In response to the travel challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditionally in-person Fellowship Program is shifting to a virtual space for ARIN 47.

  • ARIN 47 to be Held Virtually This April
    on January 8, 2021 at 12:00 am

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve repeatedly emphasized how the health and well-being of our community members and ARIN staff is our first priority at all times. We are continuing to follow official guidance from national and local governments with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and appropriate response measures. In keeping with our commitment to the health and safety of all our attendees, the ARIN 47 Public Policy and Members Meeting scheduled for April of this year will not be held in Tampa, FL as originally planned.

  • Announcement Archive
    on January 4, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Below are the ARIN announcements posted to the website in 2020. Website announcements for years other than 2020 are available under “Archives,” while additional mailing list announcements and discussions dating back to the beginning of ARIN are available within the Mailing List Archives.