Submit Your Questions for Candidates in the 2021 ARIN Elections

Posted: Thursday, 23 September 2021

With ARIN Elections right around the corner, we are pleased to once again invite the community to submit questions for this year’s candidates for the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. This is your chance to hear straight from the candidates on the issues that most directly impact you and your business.

Selected questions will be answered on Thursday, 28 October, during the virtual ARIN 48 Election Forum. The Board of Trustees Candidate Forum will be held from 1:15 to 2:00 PM EDT, and the Advisory Council Candidate Forum will be held from 2:00 to 2:30 PM EDT.

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 5:00 PM EDT on Friday, 1 October 2021. Once submissions close, we will compile the questions that meet our Mailing List Acceptable Use Policy and Standards of Conduct and share them with the community in survey form. The community will be invited to rank the questions in their order of importance or interest. The Candidate Forum moderator will select from the ranked questions and ask each candidate to answer the selected questions during the Election Forum on 28 October. No questions will be taken live from the audience; all questions will be chosen in advance, so make sure to submit your questions now!

The Initial Slate of Candidates was announced on 21 September. Before you submit your questions, we suggest that you review this slate to familiarize yourself with the candidates, their backgrounds, and views on issues already covered in the candidate questionnaires.

Board candidate questionnaire

Advisory Council candidate questionnaire

We hope that these sessions give you, the voter, a better understanding of where each candidate stands on the issues that matter most to you. We believe this will help all 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 We look forward to receiving your questions!


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