[arin-discuss] ARIN Budget Size (was: Re: IPv6 as justification for IPv4?)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Tue Apr 16 19:38:31 EDT 2013

On Apr 16, 2013, at 5:19 PM, Alec Ginsberg <alec at ionity.com> wrote:

> I also would like to understand why this budget is so large, given what ARIN does.  Are there details around this published?  At face value it seems like $15 million / year is a lot of money, but maybe there is more to it than meets the eye?

Alec -

  Several choices here in terms of getting the information that you seek...

  The annual report is online:  <https://www.arin.net/about_us/corp_docs/annual/2012/>
  (that will give you a good idea of the tasks and activities that we handle...)

  You also have the budget: <https://www.arin.net/about_us/corp_docs/budget.html>

  In the end, I believe that the most useful information for understanding ARIN's
  costs is contained in the ARIN Function Cost model, which breaks down the core
  registry services costs, the costs of registry development (including items such
  as policy development and engineering development costs), ARIN corporate governance
  (which includes the Board, election process, legal, etc.) and Internet Governance
  (which has the costs of ARIN's participation in various Internet governance bodies)

  I gave the last presentation on this model at the ARIN Oct 2011 meeting in Philly,
  and the slides are here: 

  (and in terms of percentages, it is 32%, 50%, 6%, and 12% respectively)

  I hope this helps answer question; please let me know if any additional information
  is needed.


John Curran
President and CEO

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