[arin-announce] ATTENTION: Important Changes Coming to the Way You Do Business with ARIN

ARIN info at arin.net
Wed Jan 26 14:04:07 EST 2011

Changes are coming at the end of March that will impact communication 
with ARIN's Registration Services. These new systems will improve the 
customer experience and greatly increase the level of automation used to 
process requests and manage resources.  ARIN has made a series of 
announcements about pending changes to templates, the new delegation 
management model, and the addition of API keys. These changes will 
impact each and every customer, and if you don't prepare, your template 
submissions will be rejected by the new system. There are many steps you 
can take to be ready for these changes, and I strongly encourage you to 
take advantage of the opportunity to prepare in advance.

The first step is to set up an ARIN Online account if you have not yet 
done so; this is a great opportunity to make sure all the information on 
your Point of Contact and Organization records is current. The next step 
will be to set up an API Key. If you already have your account 
established, take a minute to log in and create your API key. There are 
a couple of ways that API keys will be used; refer to 
https://www.arin.net/features/api_keys.html for details. You will also 
want to familiarize yourself with the updated and soon to be released, 
Version 5 templates. These templates include the API key fields, and may 
be previewed at: https://www.arin.net/features/template_changes.html

The new templates will be released at the same time ARIN changes systems 
in order to support per-delegation management of nameservers and 
provision secure delegations through Domain Name System Security 
Extensions (DNSSEC). This new delegation management system will be 
available through ARIN Online only. We hope to have a demo of this new 
functionality available soon for you to preview.

I encourage you to learn more about all of the projects in development; 
details are available at:


If you have further questions about these template changes or other 
upcoming features, please email hostmaster at arin.net.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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