Policy Manual (v2.1 - 25/03/2014)

10. Policy for the Allocation of Internet Resources for Research and Experimental Needs

LACNIC shall make experimental allocations with the aim of promoting research and development within the region. These allocations shall cover all of LACNIC's resources (IPv4, IPv6, ASN).

LACNIC shall promote the use of private resources (whenever possible), both for IPv4 addresses (RFC 1918) as well as for ASN (64512 -65535).

In order to qualify for an initial allocation, the experiment shall meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be based on an IETF RFC designated as an experimental RFC.
  • Be considered by LACNIC and by external specialists on the subject as favorable for the development of the region and technology in general.

In order to obtain an experimental allocation, the applicant shall:

  • Initially submit all the information relevant to the experiment that LACNIC and external specialists on the subject consider necessary to assess the application. LACNIC shall publish the information pertaining to the experiment on a public website (which shall be defined by LACNIC), and announce the existence of the application through an open-subscription mailing list (which shall be defined by LACNIC). In order to receive comments from the community, LACNIC shall wait for a period of 30 days before making the allocation.
  • Use allocated resources only for the purposes detailed in the application submitted to LACNIC.
  • Not use the allocation for commercial purposes.
  • The results of the experiment must be published on a public website (without access control). A link to these results will be placed on LACNIC's website.
  • Present before LACNIC an annual report on the progress of the experiment. LACNIC may make these reports public through its forums, mailing lists, website and through any other means it considers relevant, respecting the sources of the information.
  • Enter reallocation information in LACNIC's WHOIS database.
  • Maintain the reverse resolution of allocated blocks updated.

Failure to comply with these requirements may cause the corresponding allocation to be cancelled.

Minimum allocation blocks shall be restricted by micro-assignment policies (both for IPv4 as well as for IPv6).

Although there is no maximum allocation size, LACNIC shall assign resources in such a manner as to ensure its normal operation.

During the initial assessment, LACNIC's staff shall determine the resources to be allocated.

Experimental allocations shall be for a period of one year, renewable for a period of the same duration, with no specified maximum. For the renewal, the annual report submitted by the applicant shall be considered.

At the moment of renewal, the applicant shall be able to apply for additional resources. The evaluation shall be based on the fulfillment of the requirements detailed above, together with an assessment of the additional information presented by the applicant.

LACNIC shall publish the information pertaining to the additional resource application on a public website (which shall be defined by LACNIC), and announce the existence of the application through an open-subscription mailing list (which shall be defined by LACNIC). In order to receive comments from the community, LACNIC shall wait for a period of 15 days before making the additional allocation.