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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).  If you need to create an API key, log in to your ARIN Online account and select Your Account > Settings in the navigation menu. In the API Key Management section, choose Create API Key. Your API key will be issued automatically. 

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 Account > 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 Message Center 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 account to one of the Admin or Tech POC handles associated with the Org ID. 

Method 1: ARIN Online

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

  1. Choose Your Account > 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.

Linking Points of Contact (POCs) to an Org ID in ARIN Online

After you create your Org ID and link the initial POCs to the Org ID, you can add or replace POCs. To change the POCs linked to your Org ID, perform these steps:

  1. Choose Your Account > 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. In the POC Info section, the POCs that are currently linked to the Org ID are displayed. To change or replace them, choose Manage Admin POC, Manage Tech POCs, Manage Abuse POCs, or Manage NOC POCs.
  5. Choose the Search tab to search for the existing POC that you want to link by name or another search field.
  6. From the results list, check the box next to the POC you want to link and click the Right Arrow button.
  7. After the POC appears in the right panel, choose Continue.
  8. 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 Account > 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 will receive a response in your Message Center 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 linked to the appropriate POC, you can delete an Org ID by performing the following steps:

  1. Choose Your Account > 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 account to one of the Admin POCs or Tech POCs associated with the Org ID. If you are unable to link 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 Account > 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.  ARIN will send the response through the Message Center 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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