ARIN's Mission Statement

Posted: Friday, 12 October

The ARIN Board of Trustees recently approved an updated ARIN Mission Statement. The new text, provided below, better describes ARIN's role in the management of Internet number resources including the coordination of number resource policy development done by the community.

Former Mission Statement:

Applying the principles of stewardship, ARIN, a nonprofit corporation, allocates Internet Protocol resources; develops consensus-based policies; and facilitates the advancement of the Internet through information and educational outreach.

Current Mission Statement:

ARIN, a nonprofit member-based organization, supports the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources throughout its service region; coordinates the development of policies by the community for the management of Internet Protocol number resources; and advances the Internet through informational outreach.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)