ARIN’s Role in Internet Governance
ARIN is an active participant in Internet governance. ARIN participates in Internet Governance activities through involvement in many international organizations and multi-stakeholder forums.
ARIN frequently assists Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in obtaining information from the registry needed to accomplish their mission. Typically, the information they need is publicly available in Whois, and ARIN staff will assist in locating and interpreting this data. However, there are occasions when LEAs need additional information that ARIN may have that is not publicly available. Find out more about information available to law enforcement.
ARIN is part of the Internet technical community, working closely with organizations like the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG). ARIN staff members participate in these community meetings throughout the year.