Reclassification of Inactive General Members Completed 30 January 2024

Posted: Tuesday, 30 January 2024

To help ARIN fulfill its mission, we rely on our members to participate in ARIN governance activities such as attending our Public Policy and Members Meetings, engaging in the Internet number resource policy process, and voting in ARIN Elections.

Effective 1 January 2022, organizations classified as General Members must have voted in at least one ARIN Election within the last three years to maintain their status, beginning with the 2021 election.

As of 30 January 2024, ARIN has transitioned 5,179 General Member organizations that have not cast a ballot since 2021 to Service Member status. ARIN now has 1,903 organizations classified as General Members, and 23,368 classified as Service Members. The number of Service Members now includes ASN-only organizations.

As a Service Member, organizations have access to ARIN’s full suite of services, including access to the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) and Internet Routing Registry (IRR). However, unlike General Members, Service Members are not eligible to vote in ARIN Elections. If your organization is interested in participating in ARIN Elections, visit our Membership page to learn how you can request General Member status using your ARIN Online account.

If you have any questions about your organization’s membership status, please email


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