Get Your Questions Answered at ARIN’s Board of Trustees Candidate Forum in Austin

Posted: Monday, 30 September 2019

As we prepare for ARIN Elections to get underway from 31 October through 8 November, we are pleased to inform the community of a new opportunity where you can submit your own questions to be answered by this year’s Board of Trustees candidates.

This year, there will be a “Board of Trustees Candidate Forum” held from 2:30 – 3:00 PM on Thursday, 31 October, during the ARIN 44 Public Policy and Members Meeting. During this forum, ARIN Board of Trustees candidates will have the opportunity to answer selected questions received from the community. That means this is your chance to hear straight from the candidates on issues that directly affect you and your business!

Do you have a question you’d like our Board candidates to answer? Submit your question(s) anonymously using our online form. You may submit as many questions as you like:

Submissions will be accepted through 11 October. At that time, ARIN staff will compile all questions that meet our Mailing List AUP and Standards of Conduct and share them with the community. The community will be asked to rank the questions in their order of importance or interest. During the forum at ARIN 44, a moderator will select from the ranked questions and ask each candidate to answer the selected questions. Note that there will be no questions taken from the audience – all questions will be chosen in advance, so make sure to submit your questions now!

As a reminder, the Initial Slate of Candidates was announced on 23 September. Before you submit your questions, you may want to review this slate to refresh yourself on the Board candidates, their backgrounds, and views on issues already covered in the candidate questionnaire:

It is our hope that this forum gives you, the voter, a better understanding of where each candidate falls on the issues that matter most to you. We believe this will help all of our voters make a more informed decision when it comes time to cast their ballots during the week of elections, which is such an important time for our community.

If you have any questions about the Board of Trustees Candidate Forum, please contact us at We look forward to receiving your questions!


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