Seeking Network Sponsor for Spring 2015 ARIN Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, 17 December 2013

After weighing community feedback on the future of ARIN meetings, the Board of Trustees has decided that ARIN should continue to host biannual public policy meetings for at least the next two years.  In order to hold a meeting in the spring of 2015, we need to secure a network connectivity sponsor. Because the host city is determined based on proximity to our network sponsor, this is the first and most important step in making ARIN 35 a reality.

ARIN Meeting sponsorship provides a great opportunity for your organization to show its support for the community-based, transparent, bottom-up policy development process that has served as the foundations on which Internet infrastructure has grown and flourished.

So what does ARIN need from its network sponsor?

  • Sponsors must provide either a /24 of IPv4 addresses or announce and route a /24 provided by ARIN
  • If a sponsor offers IPv6 transit, it must provide either a /48 of IPv6 addresses or announce and route a /48 provided by ARIN
  • ARIN requires at least 100 Mbit/ s of bandwidth between the meeting venue and the Internet
  • ARIN also requires sponsor assistance (staffing and resources) to run its meeting network at the venue to ensure operational uptime and mitigate any network connectivity problems that might arise.
  • For more details, review our sponsorship brochure at:

Think your organization might be able to help? Please contact Darrieux Harvey, ARIN's Meeting Planner, at, or you can contact us via our sponsor page at:

Where will ARIN be in April 2015? Hopefully in your hometown!


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American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)