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

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Oct 29 15:25:28 EDT 2021

Andrew -

It’s a combination of having outsourced the election process _and_ allowing voting contacts for multiple organizations to cast multiple weight ballots that add up to their total number of orgs represented. (E.g If the voting contact for four organizations casts a single ballot of weight “2” for some candidates and then never casts any other ballots, it is not ever stated which two of his four organizations just voted…)

The organization is in the middle of a election software review and this is one of the issues we will definitely resolve.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers

On Oct 29, 2021, at 3:11 PM, Andrew Dul <andrew.dul at quark.net> wrote:

Thanks John,

I assume that this is because prior to now we did not specifically record which general-members voted in a specific election.  I assume this would be done going forward.  Is the plan to capture this data for 2021?  And thus the first year for which existing general-members would be demoted would be 2024?


On 10/29/2021 11:50 AM, John Curran wrote:
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><mailto:andrew.dul at quark.net> wrote:

On 10/29/2021 7:38 AM, Michael Richardson wrote:
John Curran <jcurran at arin.net><mailto: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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