IPv4 Address Waitlist

In order to be included on the IPv4 waitlist, the organization must be a LACNIC member and must have been assigned IPv6 resources. Near the date on which quarantined blocks are to be released, the requests at the top of the waitlist will be analyzed and, if approved, LACNIC will assign the organization a block of IPv4 addresses.

It is important to mention that the IPv4 blocks assigned in this phase will have been under quarantine for a period of at least six months. While it is unlikely that these addresses will have been be announced or blacklisted and filtered, LACNIC cannot guarantee this, so the person receiving the resources will be responsible for their rehabilitation.

The waiting list is sorted based on the date on which each ticket was received, i.e., the first ticket that was received will be at the top of the list. Please note that positions on the waiting list may change. In other words, when a request is approved it will be included on the waiting list in a certain position; however, if another request is approved and the corresponding ticket was submitted at an earlier date, this position on the list will change.

Positions on the IPv4 waiting list are not transferable and are reserved solely y for the organization on behalf of which the request was submitted (in case of purchase, sale, or merger, these positions will be lost).

Based on resource recovery behavior, we estimated that the last request on the IPv4 waiting list will receive resources in 2027.

Please note that this date is not exact and may vary, as it is an estimate based on historical information. It is impossible to know exactly how many IPv4 address blocks will be recovered in the next few months.

The list is published below: 

Handling Requests

Requests will be processed through our ticket system on a first-come, first-served basis. The National Internet Registries of both Mexico (NIC.MX) and Brazil (NIC.br) handle their tickets separately from LACNIC.

Incomplete applications requiring the applicant to provide additional information will be sent to the end of the ticket queue and will only be completed after the client submits the required information and the corresponding ticket reaches the first position in the queue once again.

Evaluation Criteria
  • Requests will be processed according to the provisions of Section 11.1 of the Policy Manual.
  • Requests must comply with the requirements set out for initial requests in Chapter 2 of the Policy Manual.
  • Only initial requests will be accepted.

Assignments will be made directly by the hostmaster of each organization.

List of Approved Requests