[ARIN-consult] [arin-announce] ACSP Consultation 2021.5: Consultation on ARIN’s Membership Structure

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Oct 29 14:50:30 EDT 2021

Andrew -

As noted earlier, it difficult to determine reliably, but our best estimate is that somewhere between 1000 and 1200 of our present 7542 general member
organizations have voted in one of three previous elections.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

On Oct 29, 2021, at 2:36 PM, Andrew Dul <andrew.dul at quark.net> wrote:

On 10/29/2021 7:38 AM, Michael Richardson wrote:
John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
    > The reason for inclusion of this language is because we do not know
    > what the long-term general member count will be and felt that a modest
    > floor was a reasonable precaution.   While we’re making it possible for
    > more than 7000 end-user organizations to now also become general
    > members and participate in the election, we may see some attrition of
    > existing general members population (i.e. those who don’t tend to vote
    > in ARIN’s elections.)

I asked how many end-user organizations were potentially new members, and
this tells me 7000.  And previously we've had ~600 ISP members involved in

Given the adoption of the structure as proposed, how many current general-members would have been demoted to service members in 2021 because they did not vote in 2020, 2019, & 2018?



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