Organization Identifiers (Org IDs)

Introduction

An Organization ID (Org ID) represents a business, nonprofit corporation, or government entity in the ARIN database. IP addresses and AS numbers (ASNs) directly assigned or allocated by ARIN must be associated with an Org ID. ARIN’s longstanding business practice is to require any organization requesting Internet number resources to be an active business entity legally formed within the ARIN service region.

The Org ID is defined by a legal name, postal address, and points of contact. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other direct allocation holders may also reassign or reallocate IP addresses to an Org ID. An organization can establish more than one Org ID, and is responsible for all the fees associated with the resources held by each one. Unless you have a specific reason to maintain multiple accounts, it is recommended that you consolidate resources under one Org ID to simplify management.

Methods to Create Org IDs

You use an ARIN Online account to establish and manage your Org ID records. Org IDs can also be created, as part of scripted automation, by submitting your request via REST calls using the RESTful Provisioning System.

If you are submitting your Org ID request via REST, you will need to include an API key to authorize processing. You can use the same API key you generated to establish your Point of Contact (POC). Visit API Keys for information on how to create and manage API keys.

Creating an Org ID

Method 1: ARIN Online

After you’ve established your POC or linked your user account to an existing POC, select the Organization Identifiers link on the dashboard or choose Your Records > Organization Identifiers in the navigation menu. In the Org Actions menu, choose Create Org ID and follow these steps:

  1. Enter the Org Info. You will need to provide a legally registered name with your Org ID request. You may also specify a doing-business-as (d/b/a ) name, if you have one. If you are approved to receive resources from ARIN, you will need to sign your Registration Services Agreement (RSA) with the same legal name and, if one was specified, d/b/a name listed on your Org ID to receive your resources.
  2. Enter your address.
  3. Choose the Points of Contact (POCs) for your Org ID. Your POC must have already been created; see Creating a POC for more information.
  4. Enter additional optional information, such as public comments.

After you submit your Org ID request, ARIN will issue a ticket number. ARIN staff will review your request and respond within two business days. ARIN will send the response through the a notification to you in your ARIN Online account. You may be asked to supply additional documentation to verify your organization is an actively registered legal entity.

Method 2: RESTful Web Service

Visit our RESTful Methods page for more information and to view the API documentation for ARIN’s RESTful web service.

Modifying an Org ID

To modify an Org ID, you must first link your ARIN Online user account to one of the Admin or Tech POC handles associated with the Org ID.

Method 1: ARIN Online

After your user account is linked to the appropriate POC, you can modify the Org ID by performing these steps:

  1. Choose Your Records > Organization Identifiers in the navigation menu.
  2. Choose the Org Handle that you want to modify. The Organization Record page is displayed.
  3. Choose Actions and select Modify to access the Modify Organization Record page.
  4. Enter your changes and choose Submit. Your changes will take effect immediately.

Method 2: RESTful Web Service

Visit our RESTful Methods page for more information and to view the API documentation for ARIN’s RESTful web service.

Associating Points of Contact (POCs) with an Org ID in ARIN Online

After you create your Org ID and add the initial POCs to the Org ID, you can add or replace POCs that are associated with the Org ID. To change the POCs associated with your Org ID, perform these steps:

  1. Choose Your Records > Organization Identifiers in the navigation menu.
  2. Choose the Org Handle that you want to modify. The Organization Record page is displayed.
  3. Under Organization Points of Contact, the POCs that are currently associated with the Org ID are displayed. To add or remove them, choose Manage.
  4. If adding a POC, the associated POCs are displayed. To search for a different POC, choose the Find POCs tab to search for the existing POC that you want to add by POC Handle, first or last name, or another search field.
  5. From the results list, next to the POC you want to add, choose Use this POC.
  6. Choose Submit. Your changes will take effect immediately.

Changing Your Organization Name

ARIN Online Only

If your organization changes its legal name, you can update your Org ID by performing the following steps:

  1. Choose Your Records > Organization Identifiers in the navigation menu.
  2. Choose the Org Handle that you want to modify. The Organization Record page is displayed.
  3. Choose Actions and select Request Name Change.
  4. Enter the new organization name. Name change requests will be ticketed for tracking and you will receive a notification in ARIN Online within two business days. If approved, you may need to sign a new Registration Services Agreement (RSA) under the new name before ARIN will process the name change request.

Note : If the name change is part of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or similar scenario, you cannot use this option. Instead, follow the instructions for submitting a transfer request.

Deleting an Org ID

The Admin or Tech POC can delete an Org ID if the organization is not associated with any resources or membership and has no open tickets.

Method 1: ARIN Online

If your user account is linked to a POC with the appropriate permissions to add or delete an Org ID, you can delete an Org ID by performing the following steps:

  1. Choose Your Records > Organization Identifiers in the navigation menu.
  2. Choose the Org Handle that you want to delete. The Organization Record page is displayed.
  3. Choose Actions and select Remove.
  4. Confirm the removal. The change will take effect immediately and will be reflected shortly in ARIN’s Whois.

Method 2: RESTful Web Service

Visit our RESTful Methods page for more information and to view the API documentation for ARIN’s RESTful web service.

Recovering an Org ID

ARIN Online Only

To modify an Org ID, you must link your ARIN Online user account to one of the Admin POCs or Tech POCs associated with the Org ID. If you are unable to link your user account to one of the Admin/Tech POCs (for example, the Admin or Tech POCs have left the organization), you will need to “recover” your Org ID. Select Your Records > Organization Identifiers in the navigation menu. In the Org Actions menu, choose Recover Org ID to start the Org ID recovery process.

After you submit your Org ID recovery request, ARIN will issue a ticket number. ARIN staff will review your request and respond within two business days with a notification to you in your ARIN Online account. You may be asked to supply additional documentation to verify you are authorized to recover the Org ID.

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