Strategic Planning & Budgeting

Based on direction provided by the Board of Trustees, ARIN performs its mission according to a Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan is an on-going process, updated annually, that in conjunction with a Board-approved annual budget, drives the creation of an internal work plan.

For each fiscal year, the Board adopts a Strategic Plan and budget, based on recommendations from staff and input from the community.The budget includes categories for personnel, operations, general office/administration, and Internet support. ARIN staff performs its mission in accordance with the goals and principles found in its annual strategic plan based on guidance provided by the Board.

After the end of each fiscal year, ARIN staff compiles and publishes an annual report that includes information on activities related to goals set by the Strategic Plan and a report from an independent auditor on ARIN’s financials. These reports are available on the Annual Report page.

Strategic Plan

Budget

ARIN 2022 Budget (USD in thousands)
Category Approved Budget Accounting Adjustments U.S. GAAP Budget6
Operating revenue and support budget:
Registration maintenance fees 24,561 (986) 23,575 1
Registration allocation and assignment fees 1,268 1,268
Network transfers 588 588
Org create and recovery 262 262
Contributions - 400 400 2
Other revenue 27 27
Total revenue and support $26,706 $(586) $26,120
 
Operating expenses budget:
Salaries, benefits and fringe 18,898 (1,263) 17,636 3
Travel and meetings 1,619 1,619
Travel 1000 1000
Meetings 619 619
Engineering operations and infrastructure 1,362 2,102 3,464
Data center colocation and data communications 624 624
Hardware, software and other computer costs 738 400 1,138 2
Depreciation and amortization 1,702 1,702 4
Professional services 1,150 1,150
Legal 447 447
Consulting and other professional services 703 703
Industry support 640 640
ICANN 200 200
NRO 160 160
Grant Program 60 60
Other industry support 220 220
Community outreach 204 204
On-the-Road and other training 89 89
Other outreach 115 115
General and administrative 1,904 (32) 1,873
Rent and occupancy 805 (257) 548 5
Insurance 198 198
Banking and treasury fees 545 545
Communications 136 136
Other office expenses 220 220
Depreciation and amortization 226 226 4
 
Total operating expense budget $25,777 $807 $26,584
Excess of operating revenues (under) over operating expenses $929 $(1,393) $(465)
 
Capital expense budget:
Software 124 1,263 1,387 3
Hardware 1,475 1,475
Total capital expense budget $1,599 $1,263 $2,862
 
Investment reserves:
Balance January 1, 2022 35,282 35,282
Estimated earnings @3.75% (on long term reserve fund) 1,180 1,180
Estimated transfers to operating cash account - -
Estimated balance at December 31, 2022 $36,462 - $36,462

Note 1: The accounting adjustments for revenue relate to the deferred recognition of certain registration billings.

Note 2: The accounting adjustments for in kind service contributions.

Note 3: Salaries, benefits and fringe costs relate to an approved 2022 employee count of 94; the accounting adjustments relate to the capitalization of certain software development costs.

Note 4: Accounting adjustment necessary to include depreciation on ARIN assets.

Note 5: Accounting adjustment necessary to account for deferred rent expense on the lease of ARIN office space.

Note 6: United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

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