Conversion Date Change -- New ARIN Database and Templates

Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2002

ARIN opened beta testing for the new version of WHOIS on June 10, 2002. Beta testing for the new database and templates was opened on June 28, 2002. With the closure of beta testing on August 2, the release of ARIN's new services was planned for Friday, August 9.

To allow for an additional week of beta testing, and to ensure the best possible service product is released for your use, the conversion to ARIN's new registration services has been moved from Friday, August 9, to Friday, August 23.

An updated timeline is available at ARIN's Database and Template Conversion Information Center. In addition, you can click here for Conversion Tips.

We encourage you to take advantage of this additional time to test ARIN's new registration services and get a jumpstart on updating your organization information for the new ARIN database. You may view how your company's post-converted data by visiting the beta ARIN WHOIS server at or by querying to port 43 of

You can find an extensive set of information about the conversion on the Conversion Information Page referenced above. If you have further questions about beta testing or getting a jumpstart on updating your organization's information for the new ARIN database, please send email to

Best Regards,

Richard Jimmerson
Director of Operations
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)