Quick Start Guide to the ARIN Internet Routing Registry
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Before You Begin
Before interacting with ARIN’s IRR, you must have a Point of Contact (POC) Record and an Organization Identifier (Org ID) established in ARIN Online.
Creating a Maintainer (mntner) Object
If you’ve never sent anything to the ARIN IRR, you’ll first need to create a maintainer (mntner) object in an email. This object is then sent to ARIN. ARIN reviews your mntner object and notifies you after it’s processed.
Setting Up Authentication
You’ll need a form of authentication for security. We strongly recommend using MD5-PW. To set up MD5-PW authentication, you need to create an MD5-PW hash (encrypted password). Please refer to the MD5-PW section of the ARIN IRR User Guide page. The password will be in a format like “$1$Agqsa3Yl$D4FFpU2lt.1Ar0bE9fBV4.”
Creating the mntnr Email
To create your mntner object:
- Copy and paste the mntner template (available from the ARIN website) into a plain text email.
- Edit the template to include information about your Org.
- When creating your mntner, you must use the naming convention MNT-OrgID, where OrgID is your Org ID (handle) in the ARIN database. If you don’t know your Org ID, you can use Whois to query your organization.
- Delete any optional fields you aren’t using from the template.
- Be sure to use the MD5-PW password that you created with a generator.
Sample mntnr Object
Note: Do not copy and paste this example into your email without editing it. You’ll need to replace the sample information with your own.
mntner: MNT-YOURORGID descr: Example, Inc. admin-c: EXAMPLE123-ARIN tech-c: EXAMPLE456-ARIN upd-to: email@example.com mnt-nfy: firstname.lastname@example.org auth: MD5-PW $1$Agqsa3Yl$D4FFpU2lt.1Ar0bE9fBV4. mnt-by: MNT-YOURORGID referral-by: MNT-YOURORGID changed: email@example.com 20161104 source: ARIN
Important: Keep your clear-text password—you’ll need it later if you submit additional objects to the IRR!
Submitting Your Template
After you’ve created your properly-formatted mntner that contains authentication, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as a plain text email.
Note: You will not receive an auto-reply email.
Visit the ARIN IRR User Guide.
- Quick Start Guide to the ARIN Internet Routing Registry
- ARIN IRR User Guide
- ARIN's Internet Routing Registry (IRR) Object Templates
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