Seeking Network Sponsor for Spring 2020 ARIN Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Does your company have a presence in Nashville, Louisville, Charlotte, Tampa or Orlando and interest in showing its support of ARIN and the Internet community? In order to hold a meeting in the spring of 2020, we need to secure a network connectivity sponsor. Because the host city is determined based on proximity to our network sponsor, this is the first and most important step in making ARIN 45 a reality.

ARIN Meeting sponsorship provides a great opportunity for your organization to show its support for the community-based, transparent, bottom-up policy development process that has served as the foundations on which Internet infrastructure has grown and flourished.

So what does ARIN need from its network sponsor?

  • Network Sponsors must provide at least 100 Mbit/s of bandwidth between the meeting venue and the Internet. ARIN prefers to have both IPv4 and IPv6 transit.
  • The sponsor must announce and route the netblock that ARIN provides.
  • ARIN will request a setup and install time, which varies based on the site, of at least 30 days prior to the meeting. ARIN staff will arrive 1-2 days prior to the meeting to begin setup.
  • ARIN also requires the network connectivity sponsor to provide support, in terms of staffing and resources, as necessary before and during the meeting to ensure operational uptime and mitigate any network connectivity problems that may arise.

For more details, review our sponsorship brochure at:

Think your organization might be able to help? Please contact ARIN's Meeting Planners, at, or you can contact us via our sponsor page at:

Where will ARIN be in April 2020? Hopefully in your hometown!


Communications and Member Services Department

American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)