LACNIC operates based on a self-regulation model according to which the rules (policies) governing Internet resource administration are developed by the regional community through a public, participative and transparent process that is open to anyone who wishes to take part in it and built on consensus.

Open participation of all stakeholders ensures that these policies are in line with regional interests, thus safeguarding the community as a whole. Before being presented at the forums to seek consensus, all proposals are submitted and discussed on the policy mailing list.

LACNIC Policies Manual

LACNIC Policies Manual (online)

LACNIC Policies Manual (PDF)

LACNIC Policy Development Process

LACNIC Policy Development Process

Policy Proposal

Policy System

LACNIC Policy Proposal Archive

State of the proposed policies

See the state of the proposed policies

How to propose a policy:

  1. Read the LACNIC Policy Development Process

  2. Subscribe to the Policy List

  3. Complete and Submit form for Policy Porposals

Chairs of Policy Forum:


  • Max Larson Henry , Haití (2010 - 2014)

  • Francisco Arias, Mexico (2008-2010)

  • Eldert Louisa, Netherlands Antilles (2009 - Interim)

  • Christian O'Flaherty, Argentina (2004-2008)

LACNIC Policy Discussion

In order to participate in the LACNIC policy proposal you must be subscribed to the following list

LACNIC Public Policy Mailing List

IPv4 Addresses


Date of exhaustion: June 10, 2014