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Membership FAQ

Can I join ARIN as an individual?

No. Membership is on an organization level, and is reserved for organizations that hold resources from ARIN or have a signed registration services agreement with ARIN.

Do I need to become a Member to request resources from ARIN?

You do not need to be an ARIN Member to apply for resources from ARIN or to participate in ARIN's Policy Development Process. Actually, you are required to hold Internet number resources from ARIN in order to be eligible for membership.

Am I eligible to become an ARIN Member?

If you don’t have a direct allocation from ARIN, which qualifies you as a member automatically, you can apply to become a member if you meet the following criteria:

How do I register as an ARIN Member?

You can register by completing the  Membership application and paying the $500 annual membership fee.

My organization recently became an ARIN Member. Are we eligible to vote?

Yes, as long as you are a General Member in Good Standing as of forty five (45) days before a ballot or election.

How do I link my organization’s website to the Member List?

Email and provide your organization name and URL.

How do I obtain an ARIN Member Logo?

Email your logo request to, including your organization name and what size logo you’d prefer.

What is a General Member in Good Standing?

A General Member in Good Standing is defined as an entity that is current on all membership and/or resource fee payments. Membership benefits include voting privileges in ARIN elections and access to members-only mailing lists.

What Does "Not in Good Standing" Mean?

The ARIN Board of Trustees declares that, for purposes of determining General Member in Good Standing status, the term 'current' is defined as having no overdue invoices per Org ID. If your organization has one or more overdue invoices, it ceases to be "in good standing," and all membership benefits are temporarily suspended until payment is received by ARIN in full for each overdue invoice.

Why do some organizations have multiple memberships?

General Member organizations are each associated with an Organization Identifier (Org ID).  Membership rights for entities with multiple Org IDs depend on the resources associated under each Org ID. If XYZ Inc. has two Org IDs each with direct allocations, then both Org IDs are ARIN Members.

Where can I learn more about ARIN Membership?

Read the Membership section in the ARIN Bylaws.

When is membership terminated?

Membership is terminated when all of an organization’s directly allocated address space is transferred to another entity or returned to ARIN, or when the entity fails to pay required annual renewal, maintenance, or membership fees.

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