ARIN at a Glance
ARIN provides services related to the technical coordination and management of Internet number resources. The nature of these services is described in ARIN's mission statement:
ARIN, a nonprofit member-based organization, supports the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources throughout its service region; coordinates the development of policies by the community for the management of Internet Protocol number resources; and advances the Internet through informational outreach.
These services are grouped in three areas: Registration, Organization, and Policy Development.
Registration Services pertain to the technical coordination and management of Internet number resources. They include:
- IP address space allocation, transfer, and record maintenance
- ASN allocation, transfer, and record maintenance
- Registration transaction information (WHOIS)
- Routing information (Internet Routing Registry)
- DNS (Reverse)
Organization Services pertain to interaction between ARIN members and stakeholders and ARIN. They include:
Policy Development Services
Policy Development Services facilitate the development of policy for the technical coordination and management of Internet number resources in the ARIN region. They include:
ARIN also develops technical services to support the evolving needs of the Internet community.
- Cryptographic Authentication
- RESTful Provisioning (Reg-RWS)
- Community Software Repository
Established in December 1997, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. ARIN is one of five (5) RIRs. Like the other RIRs, ARIN:
View ARIN's organizational structure and staff list.
The ARIN Fact Sheet (PDF) includes an overview of ARIN's services, organizational structure, membership, and resources. In addition, ARIN has developed a Flash-based introduction covering its mission, community interaction and processes.