Posted: Wednesday, 13 February 2013
The ARIN member consultation on a proposed change to voter eligibility is now closed. We thank everyone who participated and shared their views. We were pleased to see a lively discussion and gather detailed feedback on this topic.
In response to the overwhelming opposition to the proposed change, ARIN will maintain its existing practice of the Designated Member Representative (DMR) being the sole eligible voter for an organization. We will, however, add the text below to our website to clarify the exception to the requirement that the voter-email domain must match the Organization or DBA name that ARIN has on file.
Exceptions: DMRs can be made eligible to vote even if they don't meet this criteria, if the organization's ADMIN POC provides a URL demonstrating the affiliation between the organization/DBA name and DMR email domain or writes to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining that the DMR is a doing consulting work for the company.
We welcome further discussion on the requirements for DMR contacts and automation of their management at the upcoming ARIN 31 meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados on 21-24 April 2013.
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