Requesting ASN (Autonomous System Number)
To request an ASN organization should fill up the template indicated above and then sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Once it is verified and no error was found, an e-mail is sent back with the "ticket" number that identifies this request in our system.
After being approved, it will be necessary to pay the registration fee and sign the Registration Service Agreement. The instruction for payment and about the agreement is sent with the approval message. The ASN allocation is only done after the payment and the reception of the agreement already signed.
In order to qualify for an ASN allocation the organization should have:
- A unique routing policy, meaning a policy that differs from that applied by the upstream provider.
- Or, a network with more than one independent connection to the Internet. (Multi-homed site).
From January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010 Lacnic assigned ASN of 16 and 32bits upon request. However, since January 1, 2011 Lacnic stopped making distinctions between the assignment of 16- and 32-bit Autonomous Systems Numbers (ASNs) and will only assign ASNs from a general 32-bit pool. This change will be introduced to comply with the Global Policy "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to Regional Internet Registries" adopted in September 2010.
- BGP Support for Four-octet AS Number Space
- Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to Regional Internet Registries
- LACNIC Policy Proposal Archive