Posts by Susan Hamlin
Susan Hamlin, Senior Director of Communication and Member Services, dishes out her thoughts after launching our newest outreach program: ARIN Lunch by the Numbers.
We have hosted and attended an incredible number of events over the last 20 years, and thought it would be fun to look back and share where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished with our community.
We are well into our 2017 schedule of crisscrossing the ARIN service region to bring updates on ARIN activities and services, and most importantly to engage with you, our community and customers.
It’s almost time to pack our bags and ship out to Montego Bay, Jamaica for ARIN 37! We’ll be at the Half Moon resort from 17-20 April and we hope you will too.
Since 2010, ARIN on the Road has been your chance to see the human face of ARIN while staying up to date on the latest happenings. These one-day, no-cost educational events cover everything from requesting IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs), to the status of IPv6 adoption, to current policy discussions and ARIN technical services such as DNSSEC and resource certification.
Last week I was honored to represent ARIN and participate in an ISOC Puerto Rico Chapter event co-sponsored by the HETS University Consortium.
After many years of outreach to our core community of Internet Service Providers, web hosting companies, cable providers and large academic institutions, we are branching out. We are now working to drive all organizations with a web presence to put their content out over IPv6, with an emphasis on public-facing websites in particular. We took our new Get 6 booth to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Conference last week with the message to connect to the whole Internet with IPv6.
The polls are open in this year’s ARIN Board and Advisory Council elections. If you’re a designated member representative (DMR), you are the person responsible for casting a vote on behalf of your organization. Note than voter eligibility was set 60 days out from the start of the election, on 11 August 2014. The election began on 9 October 2014 and will stay open through Sunday, 19 October at 3 PM EDT. Voting in elections is the main responsibility and benefit of ARIN membership, so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to shape ARIN leadership. Each ARIN member organization may cast one vote, so all votes count equally, and your participation is encouraged. Good voter turnout is a statistic we hope to hold up!
For the past four years, ARIN has hosted a series of one-day educational events to provide the ARIN community with opportunities to meet and discuss issues ranging from our technical services to public policy for Internet number resources at a location near them. The program is designed to bring new faces and voices into ARIN deliberations such as policy discussions, providing feedback on our services, or growing the number of members participating in ARIN governance.
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