Reminder: Consultation on Proposed Bylaws Changes

Posted: Tuesday, 29 March 2016

As announced on 3 March 2016, the ARIN Board of Trustees has proposed changes to the ARIN Bylaws. Per Article X. Section 6.b. of the Bylaws, several of these changes require community notification and consultation before they can be adopted.  ARIN is conducting this community consultation to obtain feedback on the proposed set of Bylaws changes. This notification and consultation period will close at 5 PM EDT, 2 April 2016.

The proposed changes include:

  1. Improving language for appointment of a Trustee for purposes of improving overall Board diversity of skills or background
  2. Clarifying the staggering of terms for Trustee and Advisory Council members
  3. Modifying the Trustee removal process to make removals by the Board of Trustees subject to membership ratification
  4. Clarifying the process for interim appointments and partial terms
  5. Changing the processes for Bylaws changes and Articles of Incorporation changes so all changes are sent to community consultation before final adoption by the Board of Trustees.

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