The Internet Addresses Registry for Latin America and Caribbean is an international non-government organization established in Uruguay in 2002. It is responsible for assigning and managing Internet number resources (IPv4, IPv6), Autonomous System Numbers, and Reverse Resolution for the region.
LACNIC contributes to regional Internet development through an active cooperation policy, promotes and defends the interests of the regional community, and helps create conditions for the Internet to be an effective instrument for social inclusion and economic development in Latin American and the Caribbean.
It is managed and run by a Board of seven directors elected by LACNIC members –more than 8500 network operators providing services in 33 Latin American and Caribbean territories.
To lead the strengthening of a Single, Open, Stable and Secure Internet at the service of the development of Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting the collaborative Internet model.
To manage Internet number resources for Latin America and the Caribbean through the participatory development of policies, based on a culture of excellence, transparency and continuous improvement, adding value to our community by:
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