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ARIN-Issued RSS Feed

Introduction

ARIN staff use this RSS feed to provide a daily report of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses allocations/assignments issued directly by ARIN and IPv4 and IPv6 assignments/allocations returned to ARIN. Each daily update includes only the updates for that day. ARIN provides this as requested in ACSP Suggestion 2008.2 and ACSP Suggestion 2011.6.

The feed is published daily at approximately 7:30PM ET.

Report Contents

Within the feed, address blocks are either referenced as an "Add" or a "Remove". In this instance, these terms have the following meanings:

  • Add: allocation/assignment address ranges for either IPv4 or IPv6 that have been assigned to an organization directly by ARIN
  • Remove: allocation/assignment address ranges for either IPv4 or IPv6 that have been returned to or reclaimed by ARIN and released from hold status.

On days where there have been no additions or removals, the item description and content will both contain "No activity."

Schema

The file itself is an RSS structured XML file, and each day's report is formatted as follows:

<item rdf:about=[LINK TO WEB POST OF DATA]>
<title>[arin-issued] Daily Report for YYYY-MM-DD</title>
<link>[LINK TO WEB POST OF DATA]</link>
<description> No activity | [Add/Remove] IP-Start-Range - IP-End-Range[Add/Remove]
IP-Start-Range – IP-End-Range [...]</description>
<dc:creator>hostmaster at arin.net</dc:creator>
<dc:date>YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ</dc:date>
<dc:subject>[arin-issued] Daily Report for YYYY-MM-DD</dc:subject>
<content:encoded><![CDATA[No activity<br/>]]> | <![CDATA[[Add/Remove] IP-Start-Range – IP-End-Range <br/>[Add/Remove] IP-Start-Range – IP-End-Range <br/><br/>]]></content:encoded> </item>

Background Information on Deletes

To understand the data provided in this RSS feed, it is important to define the terminology used to describe the different ways number resources are recovered by ARIN.

  • Revoked address space is space that ARIN takes back from a registrant for nonpayment of registration fees.
  • Reclaimed address space is space that ARIN takes back in response to confirmed fraudulent activity by the registrant or in the case of hijacked address space, someone else. This term also applies when ARIN finds that the address space is not being used by the original registrant, such as a company that has gone out of business, and there is no evidence that the business was acquired or merged.
  • Returned address space is space that a registrant voluntarily returns to ARIN because it is no longer in use or needed.
  • Address range references the entire block of IP addresses included in the allocation/assignment, listed by start and end IP address notation.

When ARIN recovers an address block, regardless of the recovery method, it is placed into hold status for one year to allow adequate time to clear filters, and then made available for future allocations and assignments from ARIN. Currently, this RSS feed lists the recovered address space that has been released from hold status and is available for reissue to a new customer, without attribution to the recovery method.

Questions?

If you have questions about the content of the feed, please contact ARIN's Registration Services Help Desk, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM ET by phone at +1.703.227.0660 or anytime online using Ask ARIN in your ARIN Online account or via email to hostmaster@arin.net. If you experience issues accessing the feed, or encounter a problem with the format, please address technical questions to webmaster@arin.net.

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