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Bulk Whois Terms of Use Consultation

Posted: Monday, 26 March 2012

ARIN is seeking community input regarding proposed changes to the Terms of Use* (ToU) for bulk copies of ARIN Whois data. The current Terms of Use are contained on the Bulk Whois Request Form is available at:

The proposed changes contained in the new Terms of Use are two-fold. First, ARIN is aligning standard service language across all of its service agreements, and hence changes in the proposed ToU reflect the changes previously made to the Registration Services Agreement (RSA), Legacy RSA, etc. Second, the proposed changes to the Bulk Whois ToU further clarify permissible and impermissible uses of the Bulk Whois data.

The proposed ToU can be found here:

ARIN is seeking comments regarding this proposed change through the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP), available at:

Please submit your comments to the You can subscribe to the arin-consult mailing list at:

Discussion on will close at noon EDT, 26 April 2012.

We welcome community-wide participation. Please address any process questions to


Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

* "Terms of Use" is replacing "Acceptable Use Policy"

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