Deletion of “Orphaned” Point of Contact and Organization Records

Posted: Thursday, 19 December 2019

Per our announcement of 30 July 2019, ARIN has started to delete from the ARIN registry all Organizations (Orgs) and Points of Contact (POCs) that have been “orphaned” for two or more years. This project was developed in consultation with the ARIN community and includes notifying orphaned POCs by email in advance of deletion.

More information is available in the 30 July 2019 announcement, and details on the consultation and the feedback received can be found at the following URL:

ARIN appreciates the support that the community has shown in this effort to improve the accuracy and integrity of our registry data.


John Curran
President & CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)