Budget Information

ARIN 2016 Budget
Personnel $10,714,412
Salaries and Employee Benefits* $10,714,412
Operations $4,972,431
Communications $925,578
Software & Equipment Support and Licenses $507,738
Depreciation $3,539,115
General Office and Administration $5,374,706
Professional Fees/Outreach $793,675
General Office $770,324
Bad Debt Expense $100,000
Legal Fees $625,000
Legal Defense Fund --
Members Meetings $589,000
NANOG Webcast Support $50,000
Rent & Occupancy $1,098,207
Travel** $1,348,500
Internet Support $589,679
Funds committed to ICANN $224,679
Internet Research & Support $130,000
Research & Development --
NRO Expenses $235,000
Total 2016 Expenses $21,651,228
Total 2016 Revenues $18,823,670

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

**Travel is performed by ARIN Board of Trustees, ARIN Advisory Council, ARIN ASO/AC, and ARIN staff.

Budget Explanation


ARIN's 2016 budget allows for up to 80 Full Time Employees (FTEs). Additional hires were added in 2015 to supplement engineering efforts to focus on customer suggested broadly beneficial improvements.


ARIN will continue increasing services, customer defined high-value enhancements in ARIN Online, updating infrastructure, and improving efficiency through automation in 2016.

General Office and Administration

In 2016, ARIN will fund 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, IGF, CTU, the RFC editor, and other Internet support and research efforts.

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