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Anyone is welcome to participate in the ARIN community! Listed below are some of the ways you can help advance our mission and lead the Internet into the future.
Help Shape Policy
How ARIN manages Internet number resources (IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers) in its service region is based on policy developed by the community through our Policy Development Process (PDP). That means anyone has the power to directly shape policy by participating in an open mailing list and/or attending ARIN Meetings in person or remotely. This process is open, transparent, and inclusive - an ARIN membership is not required!
Find the status of current policy discussions on the Draft Policies and Proposals page and subscribe to ARIN-PPML (Public Policy Mailing List) to voice your opinions.
Participate in Meetings & Outreach Events
Sometimes, nothing beats a little face time with the Internet community and ARIN staff. When you’re ready to hit the road, we’ll be there!
We hope to see you at an upcoming event! For a complete listing of upcoming community events, please visit our event calendar.
ARIN Public Policy and Members Meetings
ARIN holds biannual Public Policy and Members Meetings in the second and fourth quarters in various locations throughout the ARIN region. These meetings provide an opportunity for the entire Internet community to engage in policy discussions, network with colleagues, and learn more about ARIN services and operations. Registration is free for all attendees who register in advance, and remote participation is equally rewarding for those who can’t attend in person. Be sure to check out ARIN’s Fellowship Program for a chance to receive financial assistance to attend an ARIN Public Policy and Members Meeting.
ARIN hosts outreach events throughout its region to ensure that we are engaging and educating our customer community.
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Take Action as a Member During Elections
ARIN places a premium on being responsive to the needs of the community. We rely on our member organizations to be “good citizens” by voting in elections, attending meetings, and participating in the policy process, so we can continue to fulfill our mission.
The majority of ARIN member organizations gain their membership automatically when they receive a direct allocation of IP addresses from ARIN. Membership is also available as an option for organizations who hold direct assignments or ASNs from ARIN through the Registration Services Plan.
There are many benefits to ARIN Membership, including the ability to vote in ARIN Elections and nominate individuals for election. To learn more about membership, visit our Membership page.
Each year, Voting Contacts from ARIN member organizations elect representatives to the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council (AC) to serve staggered three-year terms. A member from the ARIN region is either elected or appointed to the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) during the same time frame.
To learn more about voting in ARIN Elections, the requirements for voting, and a list of key dates, visit our Elections page.
The ability to vote in ARIN Elections is undoubtedly the most important perk of ARIN Membership, and we want to hear your voice!
Looking for something a little different? What about:
- Write a guest blog. Contact us with your blog idea!
- Join an ARIN committee, such as the Fellowship Selection Committee, Grant Selection Committee, Nomination Committee, or the Mailing List Acceptable Use Committee, when we call for volunteers.
- Speak up on a number of ARIN mailing lists.
- Submit a suggestion via the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process.
- Join us at an upcoming training opportunity.
- Voice your opinion on open community consultations.
- Run for election and serve the community as a member of the ARIN Advisory Council, ARIN Board of Trustees, or NRO Number Council.
- Apply for an ARIN Fellowship or volunteer to serve as a mentor to an ARIN Fellow.
- Apply for an ARIN Community Grant.
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