ARIN RDAP-related changes (was: ARIN Software and System Updates)

John Curran jcurran at
Sat Nov 21 17:37:51 UTC 2020

NANOGers -

ARIN updated some of its software this morning, and I’d like to call to your attention the variety of changes related to RDAP.

In particular, if you utilize ARIN’s RDAP bootstrap server, please pay careful attention regarding upcoming deprecation of the prior URL used for access.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

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From: ARIN <info at<mailto:info at>>
Subject: [arin-announce] ARIN Software and System Updates
Date: 21 November 2020 at 7:00:03 AM HST
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ARIN recently made updates to its software and systems, including ARIN Online. Full release notes are included at the end of this message.

ARIN systems are operating normally. If you have questions, comments, or issues, please submit an Ask ARIN ticket using your ARIN Online account, or contact the Registration Services Help Desk by phone Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM ET at +1.703.227.0660.

Release Notes
We completed a number of infrastructure improvements and bug fixes, including the following updates.

ARIN Online Updates

- Updated financial and billing functions in ARIN Online.
- Fixed zonegen timing issue that caused slow publishing of zones for ERX snippets received from other RIRs.

ARIN Whois Updates
The URL for Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) bootstrap queries has changed to If you have queries that use our RDAP bootstrap server, please update your links. Note that the current URL,, will be supported for 90 days, and that support will end on 18 February, 2021. Please use this 90-day period to migrate to the new URL. After 90 days, the old URL ( will no longer be supported.

RDAP Bootstrap Server Software Updates
The new RDAP bootstrap server version 2.0.1 is available on github at  and the README file is available at

This RDAP server software version includes the following changes:

- Updated IANA bootstrap files to the latest version
- Provided a built-in scheduler to configure downloading of IANA bootstrap files at certain intervals (fulfilling a request for this functionality)
- Added ability to build a Docker image of the software
- Added ability to run as a Spring Boot application
- Upgraded to build against Java 11 or higher

Notice of Upcoming nicinfo Release

To comply with the RDAP bootstrap URL update, our RDAP client, nicinfo, will be updated soon. We suggest that users update to nicinfo version 1.5.0 when it is released. More information about nicinfo is available on github at  – if you are logged in to github, you can select the Watch icon to be notified of new releases.

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