ARIN will begin operations 12/22/97

Kim Hubbard kimh at
Wed Dec 10 19:20:22 UTC 1997

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will initiate
operations December 22, 1997, to provide Internet Protocol (IP) number
administration and registration services for North America,
South America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. On this date,
the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) will transfer the
authority for IP number administration from Network Solutions, Inc.,
administrator of the InterNIC, to ARIN. 

All IP requests received by the InterNIC, that are not processed
prior to the close of business on Friday, December 19, will be
forwarded from the InterNIC to ARIN.  The InterNIC will make every
attempt to complete all requests received by this date.

As prepayment is a requirement for ARIN registration services, we
encourage ISPs that have previously received address space directly from
the InterNIC to pre-establish a customer account with ARIN.  The account
establishment process will open on December 10, 1997, and is limited to
those ISPs that have previously received IP addresses directly from the
InterNIC.  This prerequisite is due to the fact that ARIN registration
fees are based on the previous year's total allocation.  All other
organizations should establish customer accounts after they have been
approved for address space from ARIN.

To establish a customer account, use the Customer Account Procedures
and Form or for more information about ARIN, please visit the ARIN
website located at

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