[ARIN-consult] ACSP Consultation 2021.5: Consultation on ARIN’s Membership Structure
mcr at sandelman.ca
Fri Oct 29 10:33:22 EDT 2021
ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> With the change to a single fee schedule in 2022 (fee harmonization)
> for end user and ISP organizations, ARIN wishes to open up
> participation in ARIN governance to end user organizations that were
> previously unable to vote in ARIN elections. When the end user
> organizations are transitioned to the Registration Services Plan, they
> will be made Service Members of ARIN. This category is an addition to
> the existing membership categories. The addition of a new membership
> category requires a modification to the Bylaws, linked below.
This process is a surprise to me, but maybe I'm just not very well informed.
How many end-user organizations are there?
> The distinguishing characteristic between Service and General Member
> categories is related to the commitment to vote in ARIN’s
> elections. Any Service Member organization may apply to become a
> General Member by submitting a request and meeting the General Member
okay. My entity pays $250USD/year, and I gather from comments from William
that I wouldn't wind up in the General Member. I have in the past voted.
But I think that my entity is not an end-user organization, having v4, v6 and
ASN resources, and delegating to end-users.
I try to keep abreast on what is going on.
I think that the step function between being ignorant and uninvolved, and
being informed is too high. Most organizations do not have the cycles to be
involved in arin-consult. Most weeks, it goes to /dev/null for me, but not
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