Posted: Monday, 19 July 2010
ARIN is pleased to announce the release of Whois-RWS.
ARIN’s Whois RESTful Web Service (Whois-RWS) is the directory service for accessing registration data contained within ARIN’s registration database. Whois-RWS provides several improvements over ARIN’s previous Whois service. Whois-RWS can easily be integrated into command line scripts similar to Whois or RWhois, or it can be accessed with a web browser.
For those who rely on existing scripts and clients, ARIN will continue to maintain services for the NICNAME/WHOIS protocol on TCP/43. This is achieved by using a proxy service to translate traditional ARIN Whois queries into Whois-RWS queries.
View service differences, a Whois-RWS FAQ, and API documentation at:
Important details on other features in development can be found at:
Please send any questions, comments, or issues to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Technology Officer
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)