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Membership Policy

Membership Policies and Procedures, adopted by Board resolution Jan. 4, 2011:

1. Annual Dues

1.1 Standard rate

The standard annual dues is $100.

1.2 Student discount

Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited institution will receive a 50% discount for annual dues.  Proof of enrollment is required.  This may not be combined with any other discount.

1.3 Multi-year discount

Individuals who prepay three or more years of membership in advance will receive a 10% discount.  This may not be combined with any other discount.

2. Membership Terms

2.1 Start of membership

The term of membership shall begin immediately upon receipt of the member's application and payment for dues.

2.2 Expiration of membership

The term of membership shall expire one year after the last day of the month during which the membership started, unless membership is renewed.

2.3 Renewal

A member may renew by submitting payment of the current dues amount before the expiration of the current membership term.  Members who have prepaid for more than one year in advance shall be automatically renewed for the additional years prepaid.

3. Additional Benefits

3.1 Meeting discount

Members in good standing will receive a $25 discount on registration fees for any conference operated by NANOG.  This discount may not be applied any to any special registration rates, such as for speakers, students, sponsors, or members of the press.

5. Membership

5.1 Membership Qualifications

Membership in NANOG is open to any individual with an interest in Internet operations, engineering, or research and who wishes to further education and knowledge sharing within the Internet operations community.

Any individual may become a member of NANOG by completing an application and payment of dues.

5.2 Membership Classes

There shall be only one class of membership, with all the rights and privileges specified in these Bylaws.

5.3 Membership Dues

The Board of Directors shall specify the cost of annual membership dues.  The Board may establish discounts for members meeting certain criteria, or for members wishing to pay for more than one year in advance.

5.4 Rights and Benefits of Members

Members in good standing shall be entitled to these privileges:

* Vote in all NANOG elections.

* Run as a candidate for the Board of Directors

* Serve on an administrative committee, as defined in section 9

* Other privileges as specified by the Board of Directors

5.5 Policies and Procedures

The Board of Directors shall establish and publish policies and procedures for implementation of the membership program.