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Recently many AAR members have been experiencing troubles with zipForms®, the AAR electronic forms offering. Ron LaMee, senior vice president of business services for AAR wrote a blog post on March 26, giving people an explanation for the problems they might be having. In it he says:

To use zipForm®, you must download and install a Java plug-in from Oracle into your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.). Recently, a series of Java security vulnerabilities in these plug-ins have been revealed. … [T]he recent spate of Java vulnerabilities has resulted in Apple “turning off” Java support in Safari. The net result is that safe Java websites like zipForm® are affected, too.

Following this post, LaMee also sent this message to membership via the AAR Blog about changes happening at zipLogix:

“We’ve been talking about the new, Java-free version of zipForm® lately, but now we have official word about timing for the release.  Here’s a statement from Wendy Waldrep, vice president of sales at zipLogix:

‘We want to officially confirm that zipLogix is working on zipForm® Plus,  a new release that eliminates the need for Java and adds new features.  zipLogix commits  to releasing zipForm® Plus to AAR members in June.  Initially, AAR members will have the ability to switch back and forth from the new application to zipForm® 6 Professional to ease transition to the new platform.’

“As we in Business Services get some experience with zipForm® Plus, we’ll be better able to guide AAR members. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the launch” wrote LaMee.

If you are experiencing issues using zipForm®, AAR is here to help. Feel free to call our support team during business hours at Toll Free: (866) 833-7357 or Email AAR Support.


About the Author

Michelle Lind

K. Michelle Lind, CEO of Arizona REALTORS®, is also an attorney, State Bar of Arizona board certified real estate specialist, and the author of "Arizona Real Estate: A Professional’s Guide to Law and Practice". AAR is the largest professional trade association in the state comprised of more than 45,000 REALTORS® and thousands more affiliate members. Please note that this article is of a general nature and may not be updated or revised for accuracy as statutory or case law changes following the date of first publication. Further, this article reflects only the opinion of the author, is not intended as definitive legal advice and you should not act upon it without seeking independent legal counsel.