2021 Elections: IANA Numbering Services Review Committee (RC)


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Call for candidates 

This is an open call for nominations to fill one (1) seat on the IANA Numbering Services Review Committee (RC) in representation of the LACNIC region.

The elected representative will serve a two-year term beginning on 1st January 2022.


According to the Service Level Agreement for the IANA Numbering Services, the Internet Number Community calls for a Review Committee. The RC's function is to advise and assist the NRO EC in its periodic review of the service level of the IANA Numbering Services provided to the Internet Number Community.

Members of this committee serve on an honorary basis, without receiving compensation for their services. Likewise, members of the RC will not receive from LACNIC or from the NRO any compensation or reimbursement of expenses for their services.

While it is not expected that travel will be part of the duties of the members of the RC, in case it is necessary for them to do so, LACNIC will cover the transportation and accommodation costs for LACNIC region representatives to attend the events where their participation is required so that they can exercise their duties on behalf of the LACNIC Community. 


  1. Any citizen of the LACNIC region may be nominated to this position, except staff members of any of the Regional Internet Registries, members of LACNIC's Board of Directors, and any individual having the same citizenship as one of the RC members elected by the LACNIC community and currently in office*.

    * The community representative currently serving on the ASO AC is a Paraguayan national. This means that citizens of this country can only nominate candidates who are citizens of other countries of our region.

  2. Self-nominations are allowed.

  3. In order to be admitted, candidates must state that they are familiar with the Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the IANA Numbering Services, as well as with the Numbers Community Proposal for the IANA Transition.

    Only candidates who receive at least 2 (two) expressions of support from citizens of the LACNIC region before the corresponding deadline may run in the election.


  1. Candidate information (acknowledgment of nominations, expressions of support, candidate bios) will be published on LACNIC's website.

  2. If only one candidate meets the requirements, it will not be necessary to hold the election, but the LACNIC Board must still ratify the candidate's appointment.


  3. If the deadline for candidate nominations expires and no candidates meeting all the requirements have been nominated, an additional 15-calendar day nomination period will be announced.


  4. If this extension to the nomination period expires and there are still no candidates meeting all the requirements, the LACNIC Board will appoint the RC member, taking into consideration the requirements specified for the position.


  5. Should failure to perform their duties affect the RC's operation, the LACNIC Board may decide the removal of any member of the RC. The Board will publish the reasons for the removal and will appoint a temporary substitute member within a maximum of two weeks. This temporary substitute member will serve on the Committee until the following election.


  6. Should a member of the RC be elected to the LACNIC Board of Directors, such member must resign from the RC before taking office on the Board.
    In the event of a tie, a runoff vote will be held among the candidates with the highest number of votes, excluding all other candidates.

Voting period

Due to the pandemic declared by the WHO and considering that our in-person events are now being moved online, community elections, which until recently were held in person at the Public Policy Forum, are currently being held online.

  1. Voting is conducted online using LACNIC's election software.
  2. Anyone who subscribes to the Policy list before the closing of the voters’ registry will be eligible to vote.
  3. Anyone who subscribes to the Policy list before the voters’ registry closes will be eligible to vote. 
  4. Votes are anonymous.
Nomination period opens (with the corresponding expressions of support):  10 August - from 18:00 UTC
Voters’ registry closes: 13 August - at 18:00 UTC
Nomination period closes (with the corresponding expressions of support):  31 August - at 18:00 UTC
Candidate list is published:  21 September 
Submission of questions or comments to the candidates:  from 21 September to 21 October - until 18:00 UTC
Online voting period begins:  22 October - from 18:00 UTC
Online voting period closes: 26 October - at 18:00 UTC
Audit by the Electoral Commission:  from 26 October to 28 October -from / to 18:00 UTC
Provisional results are published subject to observations: 28 October - from 18:00 UTC
Submission of potential claims regarding the online voting process:  from 28 October to 1st November - from / to 18:00 UTC
Deadline for responding to any claims received regarding the online voting process:  5 November - at 18:00 UTC
Official results are published (if no claims are received regarding the voting process):  1st November  - from 18:00 UTC
Official results are published (if claims are received regarding the voting process):  5 November  - from 18:00 UTC

More information


If you have any questions, please email membresia@lacnic.net