New Routing Registry Server Available

Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2006

ARIN has released a new Routing Registry server. The new server is available at (port 43) for whois queries and (port 4444) for mirroring the ARIN data. The changes made include:

  • Filtering out email addresses and regular expressions from whois  query replies

  • Support for common whois client flags

  • Separation of mirroring and whois components

For a list of instructions on querying, use the following command:
    whois -h HELP
These changes are for the server side only. Registering objects in
ARIN's Routing Registry will continue to be processed as they are today.
An evaluation period will be running from today through 31 July 2006. The evaluation period provides the community the opportunity to explore the use of the new server, and modify any scripts in use that  may depend upon it. After the evaluation period has ended, ports will resolve to the new server for whois queries and mirroring.
Please send any feedback you may have to
Ginny Listman
Director of Engineering
American Registry for Internet Numbers