Do You Really Need an Org Recovery?

Do You Really Need an Org Recovery?

An Organization (Org) Recovery is typically requested when the current Administrative (Admin) or Technical (Tech) Points of Contact are no longer with the organization represented by an Organization Identifier (Org ID).  However, depending on your circumstances, better or more cost-effective options may be available for solving the problem.

This option is very helpful when the organization holds directly allocated resources, but what if the Org ID was created years ago by your upstream provider and only contains reassigned or reallocated resources? Or maybe it no longer holds resources at all, but you’re planning to request them. While you could submit an Org Recovery request to add yourself as the new Point of Contact for the Org ID, you have another option which may be more advantageous and less expensive: Create a new Org ID! See ARIN’s Fee Schedule for a listing of transaction fees related to Org Recovery and Org Create.

Submitting a request to create a new Org ID is easy. You can even watch our video “Creating an Org ID,” which demonstrates these steps:

  1. Log in to your ARIN Online account.
  2. Under “Your Records,” select “Organization Identifiers.”
  3. In the upper right, under “Org Actions,” select “Create Org ID.” 
  4. Follow the prompts to enter the information for your organization and your Points of Contact and click “Submit.”

After your request has been processed and approved, you can request your upstream provider (your ISP) to SWIP your reassigned and/or reallocated resources to your new Org ID. You also now have an Org ID that you can use to request resources directly from ARIN if desired.

More information about Org Recovery requests can be found here:

More information on Points of Contact and Org IDs can be found here:

For help with questions about ARIN resources and services, including managing Points of Contact in ARIN Online, contact our Registration Services Help Desk at +1.703.227.0660 Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM ET.

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Lisa Liedel
Director of Registration Services

Lisa joined ARIN in March 2007 and is responsible for the day-to-day activities for the Resource Analysts and Paralegal, management of all registration related requests for Internet number resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASNs), the maintenance of registration records, and general customer support. You’re likely to see Lisa at our ARIN Public Policy and Members Meetings.

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