[ARIN-Suggestions] Response to Suggestion 2013.5: PROVIDE WHOIS-RWS RESULTS IN JSONP FOR EASE OF 3RD-PARTY APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
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Thu May 29 10:01:07 EDT 2014
ARIN has issued its initial response to ACSP Suggestion 2013.5. The
suggestion and response text are provided below. This suggestion is now
closed and is available at:
Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Author: Colin Robinson Submitted On: 18 March 2013
WHOIS-RWS provides results in XML or JSON. Due to the same-origin
policy, it is not possible for a client's web browser to access
WHOIS-RWS. Of course the server of the website that the client is
visiting could act as a proxy between the client's browser and
WHOIS-RWS, but that is a waste of bandwidth.
If WHOIS-RWS could provide results in JSONP or set
"Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *" to allow CORS, it would allow
developers that depend on WHOIS-RWS to create easier and more efficient
27 March 2013
ARIN believes your suggestion warrants further development and
implementation. To that end, ARIN will go with the
Access-Control-Allow-Origin header setting to enable this functionality
as it is the best standardized approach to providing these types of
We do not have a scheduled implementation at this time, but will keep
this suggestion open until implemented.
26 September 2013
As part of the ARIN 32 ACSP Consultation: Open Suggestion Review and
Project Prioritization Survey, we're providing feedback and estimates on
the predicted work involved. For this suggestion, the following is noted:
Estimated staff effort to implement: 1 person month, plus communications
For information about the consultation and how to participate in the
survey, please see the 26 September 2013 announcement.
28 May 2014
The ARIN Engineering team has completed the work to enable Whois-RWS
Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) using Access-Control-Allow-Origin
header functionality. This enhancement is now in production. If you have
any questions, please feel free to contact arin-tech-discuss at arin.net.
This suggestion will be closed.
Thank you for your suggestion.
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