Knowledgebase: Domain Names / DNS
What is ARIN?
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 16 September 2006 10:19 PM


ARIN, American Registry for Internet Numbers is a non-profit membership organization established in 1997 for the purpose of the administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in the geographical areas previously managed by Network Solutions, Inc. Those areas include North America, South America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. The ARIN database will tell you who is responsible for a particular IP address. Many people use it to try to track down the internet service provider of spammers or fraudulent orders. Note, that ARIN does not control all of the IP address in the world and as such not all IP addresses will be available in an ARIN search. For instance, RIPE is the European & Asian counter-part to ARIN (IP numbers to Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia).


ARIN and the Regional Internet Registry System

ARIN is a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. There are five RIRs covering the globe, and each RIR:

  • Provides services related to the technical coordination and management of Internet number resources in its respective service region;
  • Participates in the global Internet community;
  • Facilitates the development of policy decisions made by its members and any other interested Internet citizens;
  • Is a nonprofit, membership organization;
  • Is governed by an executive board elected by its membership.

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