[ARIN-consult] Reminder - Consultation on ARIN’s Membership Structure

Richard Laager rlaager at wiktel.com
Tue Nov 9 01:38:07 EST 2021

On 11/8/21 9:52 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> If I don’t vote in 2022, 2023, 2024, then I have NO WAY to get my
> voting privileges restored prior to 2026 as I read the proposal.

I didn't see that. To be clear, I'm not saying you're wrong, just that I 
didn't notice that. I assumed one could vote in 2025.

That seems undesirable. I'm not sure what the thinking is there.

On 11/8/21 10:00 PM, Owen DeLong via ARIN-consult wrote:
> I also think that the requirement to sit out a year after you don’t vote for 3 should be removed. An organization which becomes a “service member” should be able to convert to “general member” at any time that a new member joining the organization would still be able to appoint a voting contact for the current year.

I agree with this.

> So if the current proposal were modified such that:
> 	1.	Default category for members (new and existing) is general member until they fail to vote 3 times in a row.

I disagree with changing all the not-previously-members into general 
members. That will immediately inflate the number of voting members only 
to have it drop back down dramatically in 3 years. That is, I agree with 
ARIN's proposal to let it be opt-in. As long as they can convert 
trivially and without undue time restrictions, I don't see the problem.


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