Policy development

LACNIC operates based on a self-regulation model according to which the rules or policies governing Internet resource administration are developed by the community through a public, participative and transparent process. This process is open to anyone who wishes to take part in it and is built on the achievement of consensus.

Open participation of all stakeholders ensures that these policies are in line with the interests of the Region, thus safeguarding the community as a whole. Before being presented at the forums to gain consensus, all proposals are submitted and discussed on the policy mailing list.

To be approved, a proposal must reach consensus both on the discussion list and at the forum.

A proposal may modify either the policy manual or the Policy Development Process (PDP) itself.

The policy manual is the public document that includes all the policies that have been implemented in the LACNIC region and that determine how we must manage resources.

The PDP validates the creation and modification of the policies that the RIR will apply within its region.

Chairs of Policy Development Process

Marcela Alejandra Orbiscay, Argentina (term expires in Public Policy Forum 2025)

Marcela Orbiscay has a degree in Information Systems specializing in Telematics. She works at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) in Mendoza, Argentina. She is a member of the National Technological University's ICT Research and Development Group (GridTICs), where she collaborates in research projects related to IPv6 and IoT.

Complementing her technical education, she has a degree in Public Administration and professional knowledge in public policy design, implementation, and evaluation.

She is currently a member of the Board of Internet Society Argentina and co-chair of the IETF Day Workshop at the Argentine IT Conference (Jornadas Argentinas de Informática). She is also a part of the LACNOG Program Committee and co-chair of the LACNOG IoT list. She serves as a mentor in LACNIC's Mentoring Program, which promotes the participation and leadership of women in the LACNIC community and the Internet ecosystem.

She has been actively participating in LACNIC and LACNOG meetings since 2011.

Sergio Rojas began his relationship with IT back in 1997 when the Internet was first deployed in his native country (Paraguay), working for some of the market's pioneer ISPs. He has also served as IT manager for a United Nations project and IT consultant for GTZ, the German Technical Cooperation Agency.

In the past few years, he served as Head of LACNIC's Registration Service department (2009-2020), where his tasks included the administration of Internet number resources.

He is currently one of the members of the IANA Process Review Committee in representation of the Latin American and Caribbean region, an honorary position he took on in January 2021.


  • Tomás Lynch, Argentina (2019-2023)
    Ariel Weher, Argentina (2018-2022)
  • Paola Pérez, Venezuela (2017 - 2019)
  • Juan Peirano, Uruguay (2016 - 2018)
  • Alex Ojeda, Chile (2015 - 2017)
  • Carlos Plasencia, Venezuela (2014 - 2016)
  • Nicolás Antoniello, Uruguay (2009 - 2015)
  • Max Larson Henry , Haití (2010 - 2014)
  • Francisco Arias, Mexico (2008-2010)
  • Eldert Louisa, Netherlands Antilles (2009 - Interim)
  • Christian O'Flaherty, Argentina (2004-2008)
  • Germán Valdéz, México (2003)