ARIN Board Adopts Election Related Bylaws Changes

Posted: Monday, 14 June 2010

Based on ARIN community input collected during the last election cycle, the ARIN Board of Trustees reviewed the election process and is working to put improvements in place and announce them to the community prior to the Call for Nominations on 12 July.

To address some of the community input with regard to the nominations process, the Board created a Nomination Committee (NomCom) Charter that provides more guidelines and greater transparency with regard to the committee’s composition and scope of responsibility. The new NomCom charter is available at:

Two revisions to the ARIN Bylaws were made to implement the desired election process improvements. At its meeting on 27 May 2010 the Board of Trustees adopted the following changes:

  • Lowered the percentage of required signatures for nomination by petition from five to two percent of General Members in good standing as of the established opening date of the nomination period
  • Added reference to a Nomination Committee charter containing the Committee selection procedure and scope of responsibilities, which is approved by the Board and publicly available on the ARIN website.

View these changes in the Bylaws change log at:

We look forward to announcing further election process related improvements in early July.


Paul Vixie
Chairman, Board of Trustees
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)