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Number Resources

ARIN is the registry for Internet number resources (IPv4 and IPv6 address space and Autonomous System numbers) in the region that includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic Islands, and the United States. In accordance with Section 2.2 of the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM), ARIN issues Internet number resources for use within its region. Everything needed to request and manage resources for your organization is available through the links below.

There are a variety of methods for interacting with ARIN, and we strongly recommend using ARIN Online for the majority of your Internet resource management needs.  

Manage Points of Contact and Organization Identifiers

You will need to establish an ARIN Online account before you can create or manage existing Points of Contact (POCs) and Organization records (Org IDs). Get detailed information and instructions on methods for creating POCs and Org IDs.

Request Resources

All initial and additional requests for Internet number resources, including IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, as well as Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs), are processed through ARIN Online. Detailed instructions and criteria to receive resources are found on the Request Resources page.

Manage Resources

Get instructions and links you need to administer your resource records, including details about API Keys, managing reverse DNS, and options for reporting reassignments and modifying networks.

Resource Transfers

Get information and instructions on options for transferring number resources, including IPv4 and IPv6 address blocks and ASNs. This includes details on participating in the optional Specified Transfer Listing Service.


Learn more about the services ARIN offers to assist in the management and administration of your resources. These include the Routing Registry, Bulk Whois, Whois-RWS, Fraud Reporting services and more.

Upcoming Features

ARIN is committed to promoting new and developing technologies for managing Internet number resources. Get information on plans to improve your interactions with ARIN and the ongoing Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) pilot program.


There are a variety of legal contracts that define and bind the relationship between ARIN and its customers. These agreements are available for your review.

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