Resource Revocation, Returns, and Reinstatement

Please Note: ARIN’s hours for processing reinstatements are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET (excluding holidays).

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Annual fees are collected for all Internet number resources covered under a Registration Services Agreement by ARIN. In the event of non-payment and in accordance with ARIN’s Registration Services Agreement (RSA), ARIN will take the following actions at 120 days and 180 days past the due date of the annual invoice:

  • Services Stop: If full payment is not received when the invoice is 120 days past due, ARIN stops providing services, removes the resources and the associated record(s) from ARIN’s registration database.This process runs every Tuesday. For reinstatement, please read the reinstatement section of this page.

  • Revocation: When the invoice remains unpaid 180 days past due, ARIN will terminate the ARIN Registration Services Agreement, will revoke the included number resources per the services agreement, and may return those resources to the ARIN available inventory for reissue to another organization.

Once your resources are revoked by ARIN, the resources are removed from ARIN’s database and Whois so that they may be returned to ARIN’s free pool for issuance to other organizations. You are free to request new resources again in the future, but are not guaranteed access to the exact same resources you previously held.


The reinstatement process may take one or more business days to complete, depending on the complexity of the situation and whether a transfer will be needed in order to bring the registration information up to date. ARIN will work with organizations to reinstate Included Number Resources when a service stops and/or revocation has occurred and the resources have not yet been issued to another organization. For details, see the Reinstatement section below.

  • If the Services are stopped (in the case of an invoice between 120 – 180 days past due) the Organization may seek to have the included Number Resources reinstated by contacting ARIN. The Organization will need to pay all outstanding invoices as well as any additional fees that ARIN may prescribe on its Fee Schedule, and sign the current Registration Services Agreement.
  • If Revoked (in the case that the included Number Resources have not been reissued by ARIN) the Organization may seek having the included Number Resources restored by contacting ARIN. In these cases, the organization will be required to reapply for the resources and qualify under current policy. They will also be required to pay the past due invoice and initial registration fees and execute the current version of the RSA.

Requests for reinstatement must be submitted through the Ask ARIN feature of ARIN Online using the following steps:

  1. Log in to your ARIN Online account. If you don’t have an ARIN Online account, you can create one here.
  2. Select Ask ARIN from the navigation menu.
  3. Select Payments from the list of topics.
  4. Enter the Subject: REINSTATE Request [and the Organization identifier (Org ID)].
  5. Provide the following information in the Question field and submit:
  • Org ID
  • Organization name
  • Resources to be reinstated
  • Any other pertinent information about your account
  • A call-back phone number in case we need additional information

Upon receipt, ARIN verifies that the organization’s name is still accurate and represents an active, legally-registered business entity within the ARIN region. Once verified, ARIN sends the organization the past dueinvoice(s) and a new RSA to sign. An account cannot be reinstated until ARIN receives payment for the past due invoice amount and a signed RSA.

For assistance, contact the Registration Services Help Desk by phone +1.703.227.0660 (Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM ET).

Returning Your Resources

ARIN welcomes the return of any unused or unneeded resources so they may be added back to our pool of available Internet number resources for issuance to other organizations.

To learn more about returning your resources, visit the Understanding the Return and Revocation Process page.

Financial Services Help Desk
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET
Phone: +1.703.227.9886
Fax: +1.703.997.8708