[arin-announce] Expanded Eligibility for ARIN Certificates

Member Services memsvcs at arin.net
Mon Oct 4 13:47:00 EDT 2004

As of today, ARIN is broadening the number of Points of Contact (POCs)
eligible to apply for an X.509 certificate for use with ARIN's
registration system. ARIN will now accept requests from Tech or Admin POCs
associated with any organization that has signed a Registration Services
Agreement (RSA) with ARIN. Previously, only POCs for member organizations
were eligible.

Cryptographic signing of e-mail communications, including template
requests, to ARIN's hostmaster at arin.net offers participating organizations
enhanced security for their ARIN records and resources. ARIN has published
a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for your reference. Eligibility and
usage criteria, as well as overviews of the processes involved, are
explained in the FAQ, which is available at:

ARIN's Certification Practice Statement contains a statement of practices
that ARIN's Certificate Authority (CA) employs in issuing public-key
certificates to qualified POCs. The CPS is available at:

If you are a POC that meets the eligibility criteria, you may request a
certificate at http://ca.arin.net/request. You will be asked to fill in a
form with some basic information, and your browser will lead you through
the process of requesting the certificate.

Please direct any questions not addressed by the above referenced FAQ to
hostmaster at arin.net.


Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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