Membership FAQ

Can I join ARIN as an individual?

No. Membership is on an organization level, and is reserved for organizations that hold resources 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. However, your organization is required to hold Internet number resources from ARIN in order to be eligible for membership.

Is my organization eligible to become an ARIN Member?

If your organization doesn’t have a direct allocation from ARIN, which qualifies your organization as a member automatically, you can apply to become a member if your organization:

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.

How does my organization become an ARIN Member?

Your organization may join by completing the membership application and paying a $500 annual membership fee.

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 membership and/or resource fee payments. Membership benefits include voting privileges in ARIN Elections and access to members-only mailing lists.

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 membership benefits are temporarily suspended until payment is received by ARIN in full for each overdue invoice.

To link your organization’s website to the Member List, email and provide your organization name and URL.

Email your logo request to, including your organization name and what size logo you’d prefer.

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.

When is membership terminated?

Membership is terminated when all of an organization’s directly allocated address space is transferred to another entity or returned to ARIN, or when the entity fails to pay required annual renewal, maintenance, or membership fees.