Posts by Andy Newton

Under the Hood of the New ARIN.net

Under the Hood of the New ARIN.net

 • Andy Newton

We've shared a lot about how community input shaped our website redesign process. Now Andy Newton, Chief Engineer, takes us under the hood of our new arin.net to explore the technology behind the website.

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4 Security Services You Should be Using

4 Security Services You Should be Using

 • Andy Newton

Your data protection is extremely important to us. Andy Newton, Chief Engineer, explains four security services we offer that you should be using to secure your accounts.

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A New Use for RDAP

A New Use for RDAP

 • Andy Newton

We’ve been busy working on a new Origin Autonomous System (AS) query feature for you! You can now use RDAP to query the Origin AS Field. Andy Newton, Chief Engineer, explains how.

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RPKI: The Key to Routing Security

RPKI: The Key to Routing Security

 • Andy Newton

Andy Newton, Chief Engineer, explains what RPKI is, why it's so important to use, and how you can participate in RPKI through ARIN online.

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RDAP: Whois for the Modern World

RDAP: Whois for the Modern World

 • Andy Newton

RDAP was given official standards status last year by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and was quickly adopted by all the RIRs. But the IETF didn’t just design RDAP for IP network registrations and ASNs. RDAP was also designed to model the data in Domain Name Registries (DNRs) and has extension mechanisms for other registry types.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Whois: RDAP

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Whois: RDAP

 • Andy Newton

In the summer of 2015, you may have heard about a new service ARIN was rolling out called the Registration Data Access Protocol, or RDAP. Perhaps you understood that it was intended to be a successor to the Whois protocol, but you weren’t clear on the specifics. Maybe you weren’t even aware of the need for a replacement. And come on, what really makes RDAP better than Whois? The answer is a lot and if you’re not using it by now, you should be.

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Get your apps ready for IPv6

Get your apps ready for IPv6

 • Andy Newton

With IPv4 depletion at critical levels, the pressure to transition to IPv6 has never been higher. For years, network engineers and planners have been upgrading routers and configuring networks to prepare for the new protocol, but many remain unsure whether or not their custom-built applications and commercial-off-the-shelf software packages are IPv6-ready.

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Registry Data Access Protocol (RDAP): A Common Whois System

Registry Data Access Protocol (RDAP): A Common Whois System

 • Andy Newton

For decades the only common method for accessing data in all the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) has been Whois. Unfortunately, as a protocol, Whois does not specify any queries or responses making true interoperability between RIRs very difficult. This situation is even worse for domain registries.

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