What Questions Do You Have for Candidates in the 2020 ARIN Elections?

Posted: Tuesday, 22 September 2020

As we prepare for ARIN Elections to get underway from 23 October through 30 October, we are asking the community to take part by submitting your own questions to be answered at Candidate Forums for this year’s candidates for the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council.

On Friday, 23 October, during the virtual ARIN 46 Members Meeting, there will be a Board of Trustees Candidate Forum held from 12:30 – 1:00 PM EDT and an Advisory Council Candidate Forum held from 1:30 – 2:15 PM EDT. During these sessions, candidates will have the opportunity to answer selected questions received from you, the community. That means this is your chance to hear straight from the candidates on the issues that most directly affect you and your business!

Do you have a question you’d like the Board of Trustees or Advisory Council candidates to answer? Submit your question(s) anonymously using our online form. You may submit as many questions as you like:

Submissions will be accepted through 5PM EDT on Friday, 2 October. At that time, ARIN staff will compile all questions that meet our Mailing List AUP and Standards of Conduct and share them with the community. The community will be asked to rank the questions in their order of importance or interest. During the sessions at ARIN 46, a moderator will select from the ranked questions and ask each candidate to answer the selected questions. Note that there will be no questions taken from the audience – all questions will be chosen in advance, so make sure to submit your questions now!

As a reminder, the Initial Slate of Candidates was announced on 9 September. Before you submit your questions, you may want to review this slate to refresh yourself on the candidates, their backgrounds, and views on issues already covered in the candidate questionnaire:

It is our hope that these sessions give you, the voter, a better understanding of where each candidate falls on the issues that matter most to you. We believe this will help all of our voters make a more informed decision when it comes time to cast their ballots during the week of elections.

If you have any questions about the elections or the Candidate Forums, please contact us at members@arin.net. We look forward to receiving your questions!


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)