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NSI Bulletin 098-003 | ARIN Announcement
Effective immediately, information about networks, autonomous system numbers, and inverse addressing records will only be available from ARIN's Whois servers via telnet at WHOIS.ARIN.NET. The Whois database managed for the InterNIC by Network Solutions will no longer be the authoritative source for IP numbers, autonomous system numbers and inverse addressing records. On December 22, 1997 the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) assumed responsibility for IP address allocation and network registration functions previously performed by the InterNIC. As part of the process to separate ARIN from the InterNIC, services related to IP address allocations, autonomous system numbers and inverse addressing are no longer available from InterNIC Registration Services. Changes and updates to these records need to be made by contacting ARIN via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: the WHOIS database maintained by InterNIC Registration Services (Network Solutions, Inc.) will remain as the authoritative source for .COM, .NET, .ORG and .EDU domain name information. In some cases, such as updates to host records, it may be necessary to file an update request with the InterNIC and also ARIN. For example the IP address of a host record may need to be updated with InterNIC Registration Services and a request may need to be made to update the inverse addressing records maintained by ARIN. Information about Network Solutions, Inc is available at http://www.netsol.com. Information about ARIN is available at http://www.arin.net. _____________________________________ Chuck Gomes Director of Customer Programs Network Solutions, Inc.