Nomination Committee Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the purpose of the NomCom?

The NomCom identifies, recruits, and assesses a slate of ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council (AC) candidates for the election, in accordance with ARIN Bylaws and the ARIN Election processes (Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 2.a.).

Who serves on the NomCom?

The NomCom is comprised of seven representatives, including two members from the ARIN Board of Trustees (one serving as Chair) who then select and appoint the remaining five representatives from a pool of eligible volunteers. The five appointed representatives from the pool of eligible volunteers may include up to two serving AC members.

Volunteer representatives from General Members in Good Standing of the NomCom are asked to sign and return a a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) within three business days of being selected.

How does the NomCom select candidates from among the nominees?

The ARIN Board of Trustees forms the NomCom each year before the Call for Nominations. The NomCom evaluates nominees on established selection criteria as outlined in the Nomination Committee Charter, including written guidance to the NomCom from the Board of Trustees regarding the skills and experience that the Board feels would assist in effective governance of ARIN. The deliberations of the NomCom regarding nominees are not open to ARIN staff or the non-participating ARIN Trustees and AC. Following its deliberations, the NomCom presents a Slate of Candidates for the ARIN Board of Trustees and AC to the ARIN President and CEO for acceptance and approval. Upon the ARIN President and CEO announcing the election results, the NomCom Charter is complete and the committee is disbanded.

If a nominee is not part of the announced list of candidates, is there any action the nominee can take to become a candidate?

Yes. Both the ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council have a petition process available for elections. ARIN’s petition process is open to anyone, including nominees who were not accepted to the NomCom’s slate of candidates.

The NomCom shall review and assess the suitability of any petitioners who seek addition to an ARIN election ballot and have not already been assessed by the NomCom. See Section “3.3 Petition Candidate Assessment,” of the NomCom Charter for more information.