Membership FAQ

Can I join ARIN as an individual?

No. Membership is on an organization level and is reserved for organizations that hold IPv4 and/or IPv6 address space from ARIN under a signed Registration Services Agreement (RSA or LRSA) with ARIN.

Does my organization need to become a member to request resources from ARIN?

Your organization does not need to be an ARIN Member to apply for resources from ARIN or to participate in ARIN’s Policy Development Process.

Is my organization eligible to become an ARIN General Member?

If your organization is a Service Member, you can apply to become a General member within ARIN Online. As part of the General Member request, you will be asked to confirm your organization’s intent to vote in ARIN elections and acknowledge that your organization will be publicly listed on the General Member list.

Your organization must also have a name that legally exists. In certain cases, organizations may need to update their organization name with ARIN before receiving membership.

My organization recently became an ARIN Member. Are we eligible to vote?

Yes, as long as you are a General Member in Good Standing as of forty-five (45) days before a ballot or election.

What is a General Member in Good Standing?

A General Member in Good Standing is defined as an entity that is current on all annual fees and has a valid Voting Contact on record.

What does “Not in Good Standing” mean?

The ARIN Board of Trustees declares that, for purposes of determining General Member in Good Standing status, the term “current” is defined as having no overdue invoices per Org ID. If your organization has one or more overdue invoices, it ceases to be “in good standing,” and all General membership benefits are suspended until payment is received by ARIN in full for each overdue invoice.

General Member organizations can choose to include a link to their website on the Member List. To link your organization’s website, please submit a request using Ask ARIN in your ARIN Online account.

Why do some organizations have multiple memberships?

Member organizations are each associated with an Organization Identifier (Org ID). Membership rights for entities with multiple Org IDs depend on the resources associated under each Org ID. If XYZ Inc. has two Org IDs each with direct allocations, then both Org IDs are ARIN Members.

Where can I learn more about ARIN Membership?

Read the Membership section in the ARIN Bylaws.