There are a variety of legal contracts that define and bind the relationship between ARIN and its customers.


The ARIN Non-Disclosure Agreement is provided for use by organizations interested in protecting information sent to ARIN that may be considered company proprietary.

Registration Services Agreement

ARIN must receive a signed Registration Services Agreement from organizations and individuals whose resource requests have been approved before any allocation or assignment can be made. This agreement guarantees services; however ARIN reserves the right to modify this agreement at any time, with or without notice.

Both existing and newly-approved customers must sign and return the current version of the RSA for each resource request.

A Frequently Asked Questions document is available with additional information.

Legacy Registration Services Agreement

The Legacy RSA is offered to those organizations and individuals in the ARIN service region who hold legacy Internet number resources not covered by any other Registration Services Agreement with ARIN. Legacy holders who sign up are guaranteed the same services provided to other organizations that have a signed RSA with ARIN. A legacy number resource is an IPv4 address or Autonomous System number that was issued by an Internet Registry (InterNIC or its predecessors) prior to ARIN’s inception on 22 December 1997.

Bulk Whois

ARIN provides a Bulk Whois service to organizations that require it for network operational or technical research. These requests for data may be publicly announced. The Bulk Whois request form also includes a Terms of Use (ToU) with which requestors must agree to comply.

Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI)

ARIN Online users wishing to participate in RPKI must agree to comply with a Terms of Service (ToS) before receiving resource certificates or generating Route Origin Authorization (ROA) requests.

RPKI Relying Party Agreement (RPA)

ARIN’s RPA comprises a set of terms and restrictions applicable to any entity wishing to access and/or utilize ARIN’s Trust Anchor Locator (TAL).

Certification Practice Statement (CPS)

ARIN’s CPS is a document that explains certificate policies and ARIN’s Certificate Authority (CA) operational procedures. The CPS describes the participants, certificate types, processes, and management within ARIN’s RPKI, as well as related business and legal issues. This document may be viewed here.


ARIN provides a WhoWas service to organizations that need to access historical registration information for a given IP address or ASN. The WhoWas request form also includes a Terms of Use agreement (TOU) with which requestors must agree to comply.

Officer Attestation

Beginning 18 May 2009, ARIN will require applications for IPv4 address space to include an attestation of accuracy from an officer of the organization. This will ensure that organizations submitting legitimate requests based on documented need will have ongoing access to IPv4 address space to the maximum extent possible.

Officer Acknowledgment

This form, when signed and notarized, is required to be provided to ARIN by a source organization (current registrant) for a Transfer to Specified Recipients in the ARIN Region or an Inter-RIR Transfer.

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