Upcoming Improvements to ARIN's Directory Service

Mark Kosters markk at arin.net
Fri Jun 4 19:05:06 UTC 2010


This was posted on arin-announce this morning as many of you
may be interested:

ARIN is pleased to announce that it plans to deploy an improved Whois 
service called Whois-RWS on 26 June 2010. Included in the deployment are 
the following services that provide the general public with access to 
ARIN's registration data.

    * a RESTful Web Service (RWS)
    * a NICNAME/WHOIS port 43 service
    * a user-friendly web site (http://whois.arin.net)

A demo of this service has been available since October 2009. The 
demonstration service will be available at 
http://whoisrws-demo.arin.net until the production service is deployed 
on 26 June 2010.

When using Whois-RWS you will notice some differences in behavior for 
certain queries and corresponding result sets on the NICNAME/WHOIS port 
43 service. ARIN will make a separate announcement on 11 June when it 
publishes detailed documentation on these differences along with the 
demonstration service update.

ARIN continues to welcome community participation on the Whois-RWS 
mailing list, and we invite you to subscribe and share your thoughts and 
suggestions at: 

More detailed information on these changes and other future features 
that may impact the community at ARIN is available at:


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

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