Resource Management Services

Automating Record Management with Reg-RWS

Representational State Transfer (REST) is a type of client-server architecture that makes defining, addressing, and exchanging data easier. RESTful systems usually utilize URLs that are sent using an Application Programming Interface (API). Registration RESTful Service (Reg-RWS) is a secure and efficient method for interacting with ARIN’s database and managing your registration records. Reg-RWS is most handy for repetitive, mundane tasks done in high volume with no needed human communication, such as reporting reassignments using the Shared Whois Project (SWIP).

Securing DNS (DNSSEC)

While DNS is invaluable to the Internet community, it is not without vulnerability. Internet criminals are capable of creating false DNS records, which may trick users into visiting websites or downloading malicious software. DNS Security (DNSSEC) protects the Internet from these kinds of attacks using public-key cryptography. This ability allows user to validate that the DNS records they receive came from the correct source.

ARIN offers DNSSEC functionality in ARIN Online, and encourages customers to learn how they can use this tool to secure their records.

Resource Certification (RPKI)

ARIN Online users may participate in RPKI: an opt-in service that allows users to certify their Internet number resources to help secure Internet routing. This initiative has been developed within the IETF’s SIDR Working Group, with involvement from Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), and numerous Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

ARIN encourages members of the Internet community to certify their resources through RPKI. Internet routing today is vulnerable to hijacking and the provisioning/use of certificates is one of first steps required to make routing more secure. Widespread RPKI adoption will help simplify IP address holder verification and routing decision-making throughout the ARIN region. For more information about this crucial step in securing Internet routing, visit Resource Certification (RPKI).

Internet Routing Registry (IRR)

ARIN’s Internet Routing Registry (IRR) service allows network operators to submit, maintain, and retrieve router configuration information abstracted from the languages and syntaxes utilized by router configuration software. The Internet Routing Registry page offers a detailed explanation of how to access and utilize this information to support your organization.

Reverse DNS

Reverse DNS is used to determine the domain name that is associated with a given IP address using the Domain Name System (DNS). The process of acquiring reverse resolution is accomplished using PTR records that are rooted in the in-addr.arpa domain. ARIN requires organizations to maintain their in-addr.arpa domain records. The ARIN Online delegation management tools and ARIN’s RESTful Provisioning system enable you to individually manage nameservers and to register Delegation Signer (DS) Resource Records for DNSSEC for each reverse delegation within both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Visit Reverse DNS for more information.

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