[arin-announce] RESTful Web Service for ARIN WHOIS

Member Services info at arin.net
Fri Oct 16 15:58:57 EDT 2009

ARIN is pleased to announce a technology demonstration of a RESTful Web 
Service for WHOIS, Whois-RWS. The purpose of this demonstration is to 
solicit community feedback regarding the technical aspects of RESTful 
web technology as applied to ARIN's public WHOIS information service. 
Included in this demonstration is a NICNAME/WHOIS port 43 proxy service 
for classical WHOIS clients.

Documentation on the API and the project can be downloaded at:


ARIN invites interested persons to subscribe to the arin-whoisrws 
mailing list and provide feedback. To subscribe to the mailing list, 
complete the form at:


The service and all related information and documentation are available at:


Please note that ARIN's WHOIS RESTful Web Service is a technology 
demonstration and is NOT a production system. ARIN makes no guarantees 
about this demonstration’s uptime, availability, or performance 
characteristics. ARIN reserves the right to update the system and change 
its operating methods during the course of this demonstration.


Mark Kosters
Chief Technology Officer
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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