About LACNIC

LACNIC, the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean, manages IPv4 / IPv6 addresses and ASNs using the policy development process defined by the Internet community.

The Internet Addresses Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean is an international, non-governmental 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. It promotes and defends the interests of the regional community and helps create conditions for the Internet to function as 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. This group of members comprises more than 10,000 network operators who provide services in 33 Latin American and Caribbean territories.

Click here for more information on the history of LACNIC.

Vision

To lead the strengthening of a single, open, stable, and secure Internet in the service of the development of Latin America and the Caribbean, thereby promoting the collaborative Internet model.

Mission

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. LACNIC intends to add value to our community by:

  • Building capacity within the regional community through training, cooperation and collaboration with other organizations
  • Engaging in and contributing a regional perspective to industry and Internet governance forums
  • Strengthening the multi-stakeholder, participatory, bottom-up Internet governance model
  • Promoting the use and development of Internet standards by involving the regional community in the process
  • Permanently serving as a regional leader in issues relating to Internet development

Coverage Area

LACNIC provides its services in 33 territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, including:

Argentina

Aruba

Belize

Bolivia

Bonaire

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

Ecuador

El Salvador

Guatemala

Guyana

French Guiana

Haiti

Honduras

Malvinas / Falkland Islands*

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Dominican Republic

Saba

Sint Eustatius

Saint Martin

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Uruguay

Venezuela

*A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

 
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