[arin-announce] WHOWAS Service Trial

ARIN info at arin.net
Tue Nov 22 16:13:51 EST 2011

ARIN is pleased to announce the availability of a trial WHOWAS service
that will provide historical registration information for a given IP
address or ASN. During the trial, requests should be submitted via email
to hostmaster at arin.net and must include details about the registration
in question and the reason for the request.

Requestors will then be required to sign and return an WHOWAS Terms of
Use Agreement before their WHOWAS request can be processed. Because
requests will be manually processed during the trial, ARIN reserves the
right to set limits on the number of requests that can be made by any
single entity, regarding both the number of requests and period of time
for requests.

ARIN will make every effort to process requests in a timely fashion, but
makes no specific guarantees related to processing time.

This trial period will run for the remainder of 2011, and will serve to
provide much needed data to assist ARIN in defining the scope and
requirements for automating this service. ARIN reserves the right to
terminate this service prior to the end of 2011 should request volumes
exceed ARIN’s ability to provide responses in a timely manner. During
the trial, ARIN will evaluate, what, if any fees may be charged for
future availability of this service.

For full details, instructions on how to take advantage this trial
service, and to view the Terms of Use Agreement, please visit:



Nate Davis
Chief Operating Officer
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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