Whois-RWS and RPKI Instances Added to OT&E

Posted: Wednesday, 19 February 2014

In February 2011, ARIN released an Operational Test & Evaluation environment (OT&E) for users to familiarize themselves with and practice using ARIN's RESTful Provisioning system. We are proud to announce that Whois-RESTful Web Service (Whois-RWS) and Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) instances have been added to OT&E. We now offer five OT&E services, utilizing the following URLs in place of their production counterparts:

whois.ote.arin.net - an OT&E Whois-RWS service
www.ote.arin.net - an OT&E ARIN Online service
reg.ote.arin.net - an O&TE Reg-RWS service
rpki.ote.arin.net - an OT&E RPKI service
updown.ote.arin.net - an OT&E Up/Down RPKI service

Note that any provisioning change in OT&E (via either the OT&E ARIN Online or OT&E Reg-RWS service) will be reflected in the associated directory/bulk data service (Whois-RWS or the OT&E RPKI repository).

To request access to OT&E, log into your ARIN Online account and use Ask ARIN to request access to the environment using "Other" as the message topic. Once vetted, ARIN will grant OT&E environment access and send additional usage instructions. For more information on ARIN's OT&E, visit:


We encourage all OT&E users to subscribe and participate on the arin-tech-discuss@arin.net mailing list for information sharing and outage information. Current OT&E users may continue to use the host rest-beta.arin.net until 1 June 2014.


Mark Kosters
Chief Technology Officer
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)