wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper seeking advice on building a nationwide network

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Sep 23 09:51:46 UTC 2011

On Sep 23, 2011, at 12:57 AM, Paul Vixie wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:05:51 -0500
> Benson Schliesser <bensons at queuefull.net> wrote:
>> As for my use of "existing establishment":  I'm of the impression
>> that a relatively small group of individuals drive ARIN, that most
>> ARIN members don't actively participate.  I have my own opinions on
>> why this is, but they aren't worth elaborating at this time - in
>> fact, I suspect many ARIN members here on NANOG can speak for
>> themselves if they wanted to.  In any case, this is just my
>> impression.  If you would rather share some statistics on member
>> participation, election fairness, etc, then such facts might be more
>> useful.
> i think our participation level in elections is quite high and i'll ask
> for details and see them published here.

Paul - 
  Information regarding ARIN's last election is online here:


  I've attached the relevant section regarding participation, and it should
  be noted that more than 12% of the potential electorate voted in last year's 
  election.  This is typical turnout for our elections, and while I have been
  told anecdotally that this is relatively high turnout for membership 
  organization, I do not have hard data points for comparison at this time.

  I would encourage all NANOG members to confirm their designated member
  representatives with ARIN (i.e. the official organizational contacts) and 
  vote (or if someone else in your organization encourage them to do so) in
  the upcoming ARIN election for the ARIN Advisory Council and the ARIN Board 
  of Trustee positions.


John Curran
President and CEO

=== From  <https://www.arin.net/announcements/2010/20101019_ElectionWinners.html>


3,690 ARIN members as of 21 September 2010 

2,834 Eligible voters* as of 21 September 2010 

   *ARIN members in good standing with properly registered Designated Member Representatives on record 1 January 2010 

355 unique member organizations cast a ballot in the Board of Trustees election. 

356 unique member organizations cast a ballot in the Advisory Council election. 

364 unique member organizations cast a ballot in either the Board of Trustees or Advisory Council election

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