In Remembrance: ARIN Amassador Stacy Taylor (Hughes)

For those who haven’t seen this yet, I’m passing it along from ARIN announcements. Stacy passed away suddenly in the hospital last week.

I first met Stacy when she worked as “IP Godess” at TW Telecom, by which time she was already a force of nature within ARIN, and at many RIR and NANOG events. No matter who you were, Stacy always made you feel welcome and valued. Good Memories are gathering on her Facebook page at


Posted: Friday, 24 May 2024

The ARIN Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and staff are shocked and saddened by the death of their friend and former Advisory Council colleague, Stacy Taylor (Hughes).

Stacy, known to many by her email handle “IP Goddess,” served on the ARIN Advisory Council from 2002 to 2014. But beyond her contribution to policy, for more than a decade Stacy brought a spirit of joy and welcome to the wider ARIN community.

ARIN is a community first and foremost, and for many years, Stacy was one of its best ambassadors as she participated in Regional Internet Registry meetings around the globe. Her impact is still visible in the community where she mentored so many, and her spirit of welcome is still part of the Advisory Council.

The Board of Trustees hereby extends its sympathies to Stacy’s family and friends. We shall miss her spirit and remember her always with respect, admiration and warmth of heart.


American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)