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NSI Bulletin 098-003 | ARIN Announcement

  • From: Chuck Gomes
  • Date: Mon Feb 16 11:39:39 1998

Effective immediately, information about networks,
autonomous system numbers, and inverse addressing 
records will only  be available from ARIN's Whois
servers via telnet at WHOIS.ARIN.NET.  The Whois 
database managed for the InterNIC by Network Solutions
will no longer be the authoritative source for IP numbers,
autonomous system numbers and inverse addressing 

On December 22, 1997 the American Registry for 
Internet Numbers (ARIN) assumed responsibility for IP address
allocation and network registration functions previously 
performed by the InterNIC.  As part of the process to separate 
ARIN from the InterNIC, services related to IP address 
allocations, autonomous system numbers and inverse addressing 
are no longer available from InterNIC Registration
Services.  Changes and updates to these records 
need to be made by contacting ARIN via e-mail 
at [email protected]

NOTE:  the WHOIS database maintained by InterNIC
Registration Services (Network Solutions, Inc.) will 
remain as the authoritative source for .COM, .NET, 
.ORG and .EDU domain name information.  In some cases,
such as updates to host records, it may be necessary
to file an update request with the InterNIC and also 
ARIN.  For example the IP address of a host record 
may need to be updated with InterNIC Registration 
Services and a request may need to be made to update
the inverse addressing records maintained by ARIN.

Information about Network Solutions, Inc is available 
at  Information about ARIN 
is available at

Chuck Gomes
Director of Customer Programs
Network Solutions, Inc.