Nominum Is Selected by ARIN to Support Key Internet Domain

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Nominum, Inc.

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Nominum, the world leader in development and support of Internet naming and
 address management solutions, and the America Registry for Internet Numbers
 (ARIN), one of three Regional Internet Registries worldwide, today announced
 an agreement where Nominum will supply domain name services to host ARIN's
 portion of the
 IN-ADDR.ARPA domain delegations.
     Nominum will provide its proprietary Global Name Service (GNS), a complete
 outsource solution for DNS operations, giving ARIN the stability and
 reliability necessary for careful management of IP address space -- a critical
 factor in Internet performance.  In addition to IP address registrations for
 its region, ARIN administers much of the data in the IN-ADDR.ARPA domain,
 which makes inverse address (address-to-name) domain lookups possible.
 Although not as frequently used as name-to-address, inverse address lookups
 are crucial to the smooth operation of the Internet, and Nominum's GNS will be
 employed to support this functionality.
     "The IN-ADDR.ARPA domain requires a stable, reliable infrastructure to
 support it.  Nominum's GNS will enhance our ability to provide the best
 possible service to the Internet community," said Ray Plzak, president and
 CEO, ARIN.
     GNS, the authoritative answer for domain name hosting service, offers a
 complete outsource solution with a guaranteed uptime commitment for secondary
 or primary DNS.  GNS is based on a multi-site, multi-server, multi-networked
 infrastructure that is designed to offer the most reliable, fault-tolerant and
 user-friendly DNS possible.  Each backbone GNS site is located at an Internet
 exchange point in order to be optimally positioned for network speed and
 reliability.  Backbone GNS locations house multiple servers on different
 hardware and operating system platforms in order to maximize redundancy and
 security.
     "We are pleased to have been selected by ARIN and its members to provide
 critical infrastructure aimed at increasing the stability of inverse address
 data and operations," said Will Thomas, president and CEO, Nominum.
 
     About ARIN
     ARIN is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of
 administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) numbers for
 North America, South America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.  ARIN
 promotes the conservation of IP address space, maintains impartiality while
 determining the size of address blocks to be allocated or assigned, and
 supports efforts to keep the global routing tables to a manageable size to
 ensure routability of information over the Internet.  Continued operation of
 the Internet depends, in part, upon the conservation and efficient use of IP
 address space.
 
     About Nominum
     Nominum, Inc. is the world's leading provider of Internet naming and
 address management solutions.  Nominum offers enterprise customers, e-commerce
 businesses, Internet Service Providers and telecommunications companies
 infrastructure assistance with their most demanding name and IP address
 management requirements via training, technical support, consulting and our
 DNS hosting solution Global Name Service (GNS).  Nominum supports and writes
 the DNS implementation known as Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND), the most
 commonly used domain name server on the Internet, as well as Dynamic Host
 Configuration Protocol (DHCP), the most widely used Open Source software for
 the automated assignment of IP addresses.  BIND and DHCP are freely available
 as Open Source via the Internet Software Consortium's website:
 http://www.isc.org/.  For more information about Nominum, please visit their
 web site at www.nominum.com.
 
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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Nominum, the world leader in development and support of Internet naming and
 address management solutions, and the America Registry for Internet Numbers
 (ARIN), one of three Regional Internet Registries worldwide, today announced
 an agreement where Nominum will supply domain name services to host ARIN's
 portion of the
 IN-ADDR.ARPA domain delegations.
     Nominum will provide its proprietary Global Name Service (GNS), a complete
 outsource solution for DNS operations, giving ARIN the stability and
 reliability necessary for careful management of IP address space -- a critical
 factor in Internet performance.  In addition to IP address registrations for
 its region, ARIN administers much of the data in the IN-ADDR.ARPA domain,
 which makes inverse address (address-to-name) domain lookups possible.
 Although not as frequently used as name-to-address, inverse address lookups
 are crucial to the smooth operation of the Internet, and Nominum's GNS will be
 employed to support this functionality.
     "The IN-ADDR.ARPA domain requires a stable, reliable infrastructure to
 support it.  Nominum's GNS will enhance our ability to provide the best
 possible service to the Internet community," said Ray Plzak, president and
 CEO, ARIN.
     GNS, the authoritative answer for domain name hosting service, offers a
 complete outsource solution with a guaranteed uptime commitment for secondary
 or primary DNS.  GNS is based on a multi-site, multi-server, multi-networked
 infrastructure that is designed to offer the most reliable, fault-tolerant and
 user-friendly DNS possible.  Each backbone GNS site is located at an Internet
 exchange point in order to be optimally positioned for network speed and
 reliability.  Backbone GNS locations house multiple servers on different
 hardware and operating system platforms in order to maximize redundancy and
 security.
     "We are pleased to have been selected by ARIN and its members to provide
 critical infrastructure aimed at increasing the stability of inverse address
 data and operations," said Will Thomas, president and CEO, Nominum.
 
     About ARIN
     ARIN is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of
 administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) numbers for
 North America, South America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.  ARIN
 promotes the conservation of IP address space, maintains impartiality while
 determining the size of address blocks to be allocated or assigned, and
 supports efforts to keep the global routing tables to a manageable size to
 ensure routability of information over the Internet.  Continued operation of
 the Internet depends, in part, upon the conservation and efficient use of IP
 address space.
 
     About Nominum
     Nominum, Inc. is the world's leading provider of Internet naming and
 address management solutions.  Nominum offers enterprise customers, e-commerce
 businesses, Internet Service Providers and telecommunications companies
 infrastructure assistance with their most demanding name and IP address
 management requirements via training, technical support, consulting and our
 DNS hosting solution Global Name Service (GNS).  Nominum supports and writes
 the DNS implementation known as Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND), the most
 commonly used domain name server on the Internet, as well as Dynamic Host
 Configuration Protocol (DHCP), the most widely used Open Source software for
 the automated assignment of IP addresses.  BIND and DHCP are freely available
 as Open Source via the Internet Software Consortium's website:
 http://www.isc.org/.  For more information about Nominum, please visit their
 web site at www.nominum.com.
 
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