Upcoming Improvements to ARIN's Directory Service

Jason Lewis jlewis at packetnexus.com
Thu Jun 10 18:46:48 UTC 2010

I just found out that with the move to this new service that the bulk
access FTP is going to be phased out.  By design, there will be no way
to automate the bulk download of this data.

Is anyone else using the data in an environment that will be seriously
impacted by this change?

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 3:05 PM, Mark Kosters <markk at arin.net> wrote:
> Hi
> 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:
> http://lists.arin.net/mailman/listinfo/arin-whoisrws
> More detailed information on these changes and other future features
> that may impact the community at ARIN is available at:
> https://www.arin.net/features/
> Regards,
> Mark Kosters
> Chief Technical Officer
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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