Budget Information

ARIN 2009 Budget
Personnel $6,888,308
Salaries and Employee Benefits* $6,888,308
Operations $2,474,043
Communications $990,496
Software & Equipment Support and Licenses $445,375
Depreciation $1,038,172
General Office and Administration $5,913,502
Professional Fees/Outreach $2,082,400
Contingency $120,000
General Office $458,503
Bad Debt Expense $232,800
Legal Fees $540,000
Legal Defense Fund $225,000
Members Meetings $416,958
Merit/NANOG Meeting Webcast Support $50,000
Rent & Occupancy $406,332
Travel** $1,381,510
Internet Support $660,599
Funds committed to ICANN in escrow $247,723
Internet Research and Support  $356,000
NRO Expenses $56,876
Total 2009 Expenses $15,936,452
Total 2009 Revenues $13,310,171

*Employee benefits consists of comprehensive and holiday leave, health insurance, 401K plan expenses, payroll taxes, training and education, employee functions, dental, vision, and life insurance, and hiring costs.

**Travel performed by ARIN Board of Trustees, ARIN Advisory Council and ARIN Staff.

Budget Explanation


ARIN has 50 FTE's budgeted for 2009.   ARIN's makes a conscious effort to remain competitive with regarding to benefits and salary, while competing with high tech, for profit, organizations in Northern Virginia.


ARIN will continue increasing services, updating infrastructure, and improving efficiency by reducing service redundancy in 2009.

General Office and Administration

Increases for 2009 occur primarily in increased outsourcing for Engineering in software development related to ARIN’s web portal project. ARIN expects an increase in outreach efforts related to promoting process participation and IPv6 which will continue to include travel and related expenses.

Internet Support

Consistent with ARIN's mission funding NANOG meeting broadcasts, registry support, NRO activities, and the RFC editor as well as funding internet related research through organizations such as CAIDA is essential and reflects increases in this category.

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