This information is incorrect. Some computer security programs (firewalls) can be configured to search for IP address information in other registries' databases, and these may not have the most accurate information.
Many of these programs are configured to search for information in the databases maintained by ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers), which is the organization responsible for registering and assigning IP addresses in the North American region.
LACNIC is the organization responsible for registering and assigning IP addresses to organizations in Latin America and Caribbean.
APNIC the regional Internet registry for the Asia Pacific region;
ARIN the regional Internet registry for North America;
LACNIC the regional Internet registry for Latin America and the Caribbean;
RIPE NCC the regional Internet registry for Europe;
AFRINIC the regional Internet registry for Africa.
Therefore, if your firewall searches other databases instead of LACNIC's, you will only obtain generic information that simply states that a particular IP address is under LACNIC's responsibility.
Note that the information provided by our database is authoritative and should be used as an accurate source of information. To search our database you can use the whois service.
Any information regarding the IP addresses assigned by LACNIC can be obtained using the WHOIS tool in two different ways:
The Whois tool provides, among other information, the name of organization to which the IP address or ASN was assigned as well as its postal address, technical and administrative contacts, DNS servers, and registration date.
In this case the most important information is the organization to which an address was assigned and its points of contact (technical and administrative).
The Whois tool identifies this information as follows:
The owner-c and tech-c fields will only show the codes assigned by LACNIC's system. The contacts' complete information can be found in the response provided by the Whois tool itself, including the contacts' name, email address, postal address and telephone number.
Organizations receiving IP addresses from LACNIC are required to update their information.
If you notice any incorrect information, please notify LACNIC at firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the IP address that contains invalid information.
You should contact the organization responsible for the IP address that originated the attack, emailing the organization's point of contact (see question 15) to politely request that they identify who is using this IP address and take the necessary measures according to acceptable use policies.
The message should include the IP address that originated the attack and the time that it occurred. This information should be available on your firewall's logs.
LACNIC does not have the legal means to take action against attackers; neither does LACNIC have the necessary technical means to do so, as this is an ISP's user, not LACNIC's.
LACNIC is simply the entity responsible for registering and assigning the resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASN), and it is only responsible for providing information about the organization to which a certain resource has been assigned.
Some security programs are configured to query ARIN's database to determine who is responsible for an IP address. That database contains only generic information that states that a particular IP address is under LACNIC's responsibility, but this does not mean that LACNIC is sending the unsolicited emails.
In this case you should contact the organization responsible for the IP address that originated the spam.
LACNIC does not send unsolicited emails (spam), nor does it maintain any email distribution lists.
Some recommendations on how to protect yourself against spam or minimize the problem:
Legacy resources are those that were assigned before the creation of Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). All Internet resources (IP address blocks or ASNs) assigned prior to December 28, 1997 are regarded as legacy resources.
No. Both are valid Internet resources and can be used normally by the organization to which they ere allocated/assigned. This differentiation is important because non-legacy resources have been assigned by RIRs according to policies proposed and approved by each region's community. Organizations with legacy resources are generally not members of LACNIC, unless they have also been assigned IPv6 addresses.
Any organization that has custody of a legacy block can request additional blocks. To request an additional block you must complete the form available at IPv4 blocks to providers (ISP) o IPv4 blocks for End Users and include it in the body of an email to email@example.com.
To justify the assignment of an additional block, the organization will have to provide data showing efficient utilization of the previous block.
After the additional block is approved, the previous block will no longer be considered legacy and the organization will become a member of LACNIC. LACNIC member organizations will be assigned a category based on the size of the previous and the additional blocks.
More information on membership categories and fees.
All resources under LACNIC's responsibility can be managed through LACNIC's web-based system.
Some resources were transferred from ARIN to LACNIC, and these need to be updated before they can be managed with the web-based system.
The aim of updating the resources transferred to LACNIC is to associate the resource with a technical contact and with the administrative contact of the responsible organization.
To perform this update you must follow the procedure described in
Sometimes it is also necessary to correct or modify the name of the organization. In this case you should request that the resource be transferred.
Any organization in the cobertura de LACNIC,an request the following Internet resources:
When requesting IP addresses from LACNIC there are two options: if the IP addresses will be used in your own infrastructure and will not be sub-assigned to your clients, you can request resources as an End User; if you provide Internet services and plan to sub-assign IP addresses to your customers, you can request resources as an ISP. Applicable policies and membership fees vary in both cases.
To begin the application process you must complete the corresponding form and include it in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The policies and corresponding application form to apply as an END-USER, the policies and application form to apply as an ISP.
To apply for an autonomous system number (ASN) you must complete the corresponding form and include it in the body of an email to email@example.com. The applicable policies and corresponding form is available at Services ASN
ASN requests do not include an IP address block. These are two distinct requests that have to be submitted separately using the proper templates.
If your organization needs an ASN and an IP address block, you should submit two separate requests: one for the ASN, the other for the IP address block (see question 29).
LACNIC has an immediate assignment policy, the aim of which is to serve those organizations that have made significant investments to start their operations as service or connectivity providers but don't yet have the necessary IP addresses.
For further details on the applicable policy, see "18.104.22.168. Direct Allocations to Internet Service Providers"
After an application is approved, the organization must sign the Registration Services Agreement and pay the registration fee according to the organization's category. So, in addition to the agreement, you should check if this fee was paid. For further information regarding payments, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
After an application is approved, the organization must sign the Registration Services Agreement and pay the registration fee according to the organization's category. You should check if two copies of this agreement were signed and sent to LACNIC.