Registration Services

Requesting IPv4 blocks to providers (ISP)

Form


Policies

In order to request an IPv4 address block, an ISP organization must complete the above form and send it to hostmaster@lacnic.net. Once the form has been verified and the mandatory fields completed, a "ticket" number that identifies the request and confirms its reception will be generated and sent to the applicant, thus opening the application process.

Once the initial allocation request is approved, and e-mail will be sent with information on the payment and Agreement of Services that must be sighed. The allocation will only be effected after payment has been received and the Agreement of Services has been signed and sent to LACNIC's central offices.

Additional allocation requests shall only be approved if there are no payments or document signing pending.

The minimum size for initial allocations established for the region covered by LACNIC is a /22 which applies exclusively to Internet Service Providers.

In order to qualify for the allocation of a /22 block, the requesting ISP must satisfy the following requirements

  • Prove usage or immediate necessity of a /24.
  • Submit a detailed one-year usage plan for a /23.
  • Agree to renumber previously allocated space and return those IP addresses to their ISPs no later than 12 months after the allocation of the /22.
  • If the applicant does not already have an IPv6 block assigned by LACNIC, simultaneously request an IPv6 block in accordance with the corresponding applicable policy.

Should the requesting ISP require an initial IP address allocation of a /21 or larger space, the following will be taken into consideration

If the applicant is a multihomed ISP, is planning to become one, or has interconnection needs

  • Prove efficient usage of at least a /23 block (contiguous or not).
  • Provide information on suballocations of blocks with prefixes smaller than or equal to a /29 on LACNIC's WHOIS database.
  • Provide documentation that justifies the initial address space allocation (Completion of the IP address application form for ISPs). This must include detailed information showing how the /21 block will be used within a period of three, six and twelve months.
  • Agree to renumber the /23 block within a period of 12 months and return the space to its original provider.
  • If the applicant does not already have an IPv6 block assigned by LACNIC, simultaneously request an IPv6 block in accordance with the corresponding applicable policy.

If the applicant is multihomed, specify the names and autonomous system numbers of its providers. If the applicant is planning to become multihomed or needs to interconnect with other autonomous systems, describe in detail the corresponding plan and timeline (presenting signed contracts or letters of intent is recommended)

If the applicant is a non-multihomed ISP

  • Be effectively using at least a /22 block (contiguous or not).
  • Provide information on suballocations of blocks with prefixes smaller than or equal to a /29 on LACNIC's WHOIS database.
  • Provide documentation that justifies the initial address space allocation (Completion of the IP address application form for ISPs). This must include detailed information showing how the /21 block will be used within a period of three, six and twelve months.
  • Agree to renumber the /22 block within a period of 12 months and return the space to its original provider.
  • If the applicant does not already have an IPv6 block assigned by LACNIC, simultaneously request an IPv6 block in accordance with the corresponding applicable policy.

Process for Requesting an Additional IPv4 Address Block

Those organizations that wish to request additional IPv4 address blocks must have efficiently used previously allocated blocks and at least 80% of the most recently allocated block.

The applicant must bear in mind that there is a fee associated with the renewal of the registration service for the resources allocated by LACNIC.