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Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Now Available to ARIN Customers

Posted: Monday, 17 September 2012

ARIN is proud to announce that ARIN resource holders with either a signed RSA or LRSA may now participate in RPKI through ARIN Online. Additionally, those wishing to validate RPKI information may do so after requesting a Trust Anchor Locator (TAL). ARIN’s TAL is required to validate information from ARIN’s RPKI repository. 

RPKI is a free, opt-in service that allows users to certify their Internet number resources to help secure Internet routing. This initiative has been developed within the IETF's SIDR Working Group, with involvement from Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), and numerous Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

ARIN encourages members of the Internet community to certify their resources through RPKI. Internet routing today is vulnerable to hijacking and the provisioning/use of certificates is one of steps required to make routing more secure.  Widespread RPKI adoption will help simplify IP address holder verification and routing decision-making on the Internet.

ARIN plans to continually review and improve RPKI based upon user feedback. Users are encouraged to report any issues via the arin-tech-discuss mailing list.

For more information about this crucial step in securing Internet routing as well as future enhancement plans, visit ARIN’s RPKI Home Page.

Regards,

Mark Kosters
Chief Technical Officer
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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