Posted: Monday, 28 April 2014
ARIN has been experiencing power issues periodically over the last five days related to our UPS and generator system. We have been working hard over the entire period with our suppliers for these systems, and expect to have this finally resolved later today. To reach full resolution, an urgent maintenance window starting at 12:45 PM EDT today until late this evening is necessary.
Although maintenance windows are normally scheduled for weekends, the work today is time critical as we need to ensure that ARIN is not solely dependent on utility power as we have been the past several days.
We do not expect an outage to occur during this maintenance window, as our power systems will be bypassed for the duration. However, if our power systems do fail, then the ARIN website, ARIN Online accounts, and ARIN's RESTful provisioning service will be unavailable, and any mail sent to ARIN Registration Services would be queued for later response. All other ARIN publicly facing services (Whois, IRR, RPKI Repository Services, etc.) will not be impacted by this maintenance work.
We will update you at the conclusion of the maintenance period, and thank you for your patience as we fully resolve these power issues.
Chief Technology Officer
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)