ACSP Suggestion 2015.4: ASN Naming in Whois


Author: Anonymous   
Submitted On: 25 February 2015

Description: WHOIS info does not allow to put unique names on ASN’s that are part of a range assignment. As we prepare to roll out a BGP-LU product it would be super helpful on several of our range allocations if we could place the name of the actual metro area being served.

Value to Community: reflect more accurate and useful information in the database.

Timeframe: Immediate

Status: Closed   Updated: 05 March 2015

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

05 March 2015

Though it is not currently possible to identify separate AS number names for AS numbers inside of a grouping of AS numbers in a single registration, ARIN will accept requests to split AS range registrations into individual AS number registration records to make unique AS naming possible.Requests to split an AS range registration can be made through “Ask ARIN” within ARIN Online or an email to Because ARIN can provide this service to customers, no further action is necessary and this suggestion will be closed.