[arin-ppml] Future pressures on the ARIN policy process (Was: Use of "reserved" address space)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Thu Jul 1 06:21:16 EDT 2010

On Jul 1, 2010, at 1:47 AM, James Hess wrote:

> A significant number of  IP address users with regards to ARIN policy
> are thereby arbitrarily excluded.

Incorrect; all of these IP address users may participate in the ARIN
policy development process, as it is open to all parties.  They may 
even join ARIN if so desired, but if they do not receive registry 
services from ARIN, then they are not considered General Members 
and therefore cannot vote in elections.  

> Anyways, ARIN is so kind to publish a list of members:
> https://www.arin.net/public/memberList.xhtml
> So,  as you can see there are  ~3570  entries  shown.
> ARIN is also kind enough to publish some statistics  as well   (but
> not enough statistics to ascertain)
> One can infer, based on AS number utilization,   that  perhaps  not
> that large a percentage of end users  are necessarily members.
> How many   active end user  org IDs are there actually..?

I have the statistics from the time of the membership change 
(Dec 2009) and can provide those numbers to help clarify:

   Approximately 3450 Members who were ISPs

   Approximately   20 Members who were End-Users (with an additional 
                      1440 End-User organizations with RSA who have 
                      had not opted for membership at that time)
There may be more End-User members now, and we'll work on getting 
more detailed membership statistics made available online.


John Curran
President and CEO

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