Budget Information

ARIN 2010 Budget
Personnel $7,044,032
Salaries and Employee Benefits* $7,044,032
Operations $2,898,024
Communications $750,990
Software & Equipment Support and Licenses $557,974
Depreciation $1,589,060
General Office and Administration $4,342,642
Professional Fees/Outreach $829,709
Contingency $120,000
General Office $527,839
Bad Debt Expense $185,400
Legal Fees $500,000
Legal Defense Fund -
Members Meetings $397,889
Merit/NANOG Meeting Webcast Support $50,000
Rent & Occupancy $397,944
Travel** $1,333,861
Internet Support $733,971
Funds committed to ICANN $227,971
ISOC Support $50,000
NRO Expenses $70,000
Research & Development $386,000
Total 2010 Expenses $15,018,669
Total 2010 Revenues $13,529,334

*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 52 FTE's budgeted for 2010. ARIN's makes a conscious effort to remain competitive regarding benefits and salary while competing with high-tech, for-profit organizations in Northern Virginia.


ARIN will continue increasing services, updating infrastructure, and improving efficiency through automation in 2010.

General Office and Administration

In 2010 ARIN will continue to outsource Engineering efforts related to software development for ARIN’s web portal project. Planned travel and related expenses include funding for continued outreach efforts focused on promoting participation in ARIN's processes and community IPv6 adoption.

Internet Support

Consistent with ARIN's mission to facilitate advancement of the Internet and educational outreach, ARIN funds NRO activities, ICANN, and the RFC editor. In addition, ARIN provides funding for Internet-related research essential to the Internet's growth.

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