Vault: Policy-related Content

As detailed in the Policy Development Process (PDP), the ARIN community decides how ARIN will manage and administer Internet number resources. These community decisions are recorded as polices. The ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) is the repository for all policies. Draft policies & proposals currently under discussion are available here.

Policy Archive


Previous versions of the PDP document the process by which the ARIN community developed policy throughout ARIN's history.


The Proposal Archive documents every policy proposal received. Policy is discussed on the Public Policy Mailing List (PPML), which is archived here.

Policy Manual

Every time new policies are adopted, a new version of the NRPM is posted. The NRPM Change Log has links to all previous versions of the NRPM, as well as details about which policies were enacted and which sections were modified.


ARIN's Public Policy and Members Meetings, as well as Public Policy Consultations (PPCs), play a large role in the PDP. Please check out our complete archive of all policy and members meetings for more information.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council (AC), as tasked by the Board of Trustees (BoT), is integral to the development of Internet number resource policy at ARIN. The archive of AC meeting minutes document all policy-related actions.