ARIN-PPML Message

Conversion Date Change -- New ARIN Database and Templates

ARIN opened beta testing for the new version of WHOIS
on June 10, 2002.  Beta testing for the new database
and templates was opened on June 28, 2002.  With the
closure of beta testing on August 2, the release of
ARIN's new services was planned for Friday, August 9.

To allow for an additional week of beta testing, and
to ensure the best possible service product is released
for your use, the conversion to ARIN's new registration
services has been moved from Friday, August 9, to
Friday, August 23.

An updated timeline for ARIN's database and template
conversion is available at:

  http://www.arin.net/template_conversion/index.html

  * Conversion tips are available.

We encourage you to take advantage of this additional
time to test ARIN's new registration services and get
a jumpstart on updating your organization information
for the new ARIN database.  You may view how your
company's post-converted data by visiting the beta
ARIN whois server via...
  http://www.arin.net/tools/new_whois_help.html
... or querying to port 43 of beta.arin.net.

You can find an extensive set of information about
the conversion at the first URL listed above.  If you
have further questions about beta testing or getting
a jumpstart on updating your organization information
for the new ARIN database, please send email to:

  jumpstart at arin.net

Best Regards,

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)