Strategic Planning & Budgeting
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Based on direction provided by the Board of Trustees, ARIN performs its mission according to a Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan is an on-going process, updated annually, that in conjunction with a Board-approved annual budget, drives the creation of an internal work plan.
For each fiscal year, the Board adopts a Strategic Plan and budget, based on recommendations from staff and input from the community.The budget includes categories for personnel, operations, general office/administration, and Internet support. ARIN staff performs its mission in accordance with the goals and principles found in its annual strategic plan based on guidance provided by the Board.
After the end of each fiscal year, ARIN staff compiles and publishes an annual report that includes information on activities related to goals set by the Strategic Plan and a report from an independent auditor on ARIN’s financials. These reports are available on the Annual Report page.
- Strategic Direction Statement
- 2020-2022 Strategic Plan
- 2019-2020 Strategic Plan
- 2018-2019 Strategic Plan
- 2017-2018 Strategic Plan
- 2016-2017 Strategic Plan
|Category||Approved Budget7||Accounting Adjustments||U.S. GAAP Budget8|
|Operating revenue and support budget:|
|Registration maintenance fees||25,580||(509)||25,071||1|
|Registration allocation and assignment fees||1,260||(89)||1,171||1|
|Org create and recovery||130||130|
|Total revenue and support||$28,833||$(198)||$28,635|
|Operating expenses budget:|
|Salaries, benefits and fringe||20,674||(1,194)||19,479||3|
|Travel and meetings||1,638||1,638|
|Engineering operations and infrastructure||1,663||2,090||3,753|
|Data center colocation and data communications||639||8||647||4|
|Hardware, software and other computer costs||1,024||719||1,743||4|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,362||1,362||5|
|Consulting and other professional services||745||745|
|Other industry support||234||234|
|On-the-Road and other training||30||30|
|General and administrative||1,813||(41)||1,773|
|Rent and occupancy||883||(276)||607||6|
|Banking and treasury fees||434||434|
|Other office expenses||170||170|
|Depreciation and amortization||238||238||5|
|Total operating expense budget||$27,958||$855||$28,813|
|Excess of operating revenues (under) over operating expenses||$875||$(1,053)||$(178)|
|Capital expense budget:|
|Net capital budget||437||1,194||1,631|
|Total capital budget/equipment debt servicing||$860||$1,194||$2,054|
Note 1: Accounting adjustments for revenue relate to the deferred revenue recognition of certain registration billings.
Note 2: Accounting adjustments for in kind service contributions and lease equipment assets.
Note 3: Salaries, benefits and fringe costs relate to an approved 2023 employee count of 99; the accounting adjustments relate to the capitalization of certain software development costs.
Note 4: Adjustments necessary for appropriate lease accounting.
Note 5: Accounting adjustment necessary to include depreciation on ARIN assets.
Note 6: Accounting adjustment necessary to account for difference between recognized lease expense and actual cash lease payments on ARIN office space.
Note 7: Board of Trustees approved a combined cash operating and capital budget of $28,818.
Note 8: United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles