Posted: Tuesday, 22 November 2011
ARIN is pleased to announce the availability of a trial WhoWas service that will provide historical registration information for a given IP address or ASN. During the trial, requests should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include details about the registration in question and the reason for the request.
ARIN will make every effort to process requests in a timely fashion, but makes no specific guarantees related to processing time.
This trial period will run for the remainder of 2011, and will serve to provide much needed data to assist ARIN in defining the scope and requirements for automating this service. ARIN reserves the right to terminate this service prior to the end of 2011 should request volumes exceed ARIN’s ability to provide responses in a timely manner. During the trial, ARIN will evaluate, what, if any fees may be charged for future availability of this service.
Chief Operating Officer
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)