Hosted by the Technological University of Panama (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá), the LACNIC XII event was held in Panama City between 24 May and 29 May, 2009. The meeting was attended by 305 participants from 40 different countries, both from the LACNIC region as well as from other regions.
Participants included representatives from different sectors such as governments, academia, ISPs, NAP and ccTLD operators, content providers, international carriers, Regional Internet Registries, ICANN, and civil society.
Simultaneous interpretation in three languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese) was provided for all plenary sessions, which were also broadcast via webcast. Remote participation using the means that were provided to that end was significant.
The following is a summary of the most important activities that were conducted during the event:
- TUTORIALS - Starting on Sunday, 24 May, 7 tutorials were held. The material presented during these workshops is available on the event's website at the following addresses:
- REGIONAL INTERCONNECTION FORUM, NAPLA 2009 - his forum dealt with technical issues; projects were presented by representatives of many of the region's NAPs. Ten regional NAPs participated in the panel on How to scale an IX in our region. Presentation files are available at: http://www.lacnic.net/en/eventos/lacnicxii/napla2009.html
- SIMON PROJECT - The project that was presented –which will be headed by LACNIC– was the result of an initiative by representatives of the regional community interested in interconnection issues. This project will allow measuring connection delays between different countries of the region and the traffic among them, as well as identifying where traffic is headed.
- th NETWORK SECURITY EVENT- The event included presentations and a panel on CSIRT creation and management with the participation of numerous representatives of CSIRTs of our region.
LACNIC announced that execution of the Security Project which is being promoted with the support of the IDRC will begin in July 2009. The project aims at providing training and promoting the creation of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean with the purpose of increasing the region's ability to prevent computer security incidents and respond properly when they occur.
All presentations made during this forum are available at: http://www.lacnic.net/en/eventos/lacnicxii/seguridadredes2009.html
- +RAICES – Within the framework of this project, an agreement was signed between LACNIC and OCIX (Open Caribbean Internet Exchange) which will soon allow a copy of the F root server to be installed in St.Maarten, the first such copy in the Caribbean.
- PUBLIC POLICY FORUM - During the Public Policy Forum nine proposals were presented, six of which approved. These proposals will now enter the 45-day last call for comments period. All proposals are available at the following address: http://www.lacnic.net/en/eventos/lacnicxii/foropublico2009.html.
Nicolás Antoniello was elected co-chair of LACNIC's Public Policy Forum, replacing interim co-chair Eldert Louisa.
Sebastián Bellagamba was re-elected LACNIC region representative to the ASO Address Council (ASO AC/NRO NC) beginning on January 1st, 2010.
- RPKI – LACNIC presented its work plan for the implementation of the resource certification project (RPKI).
- IPv6 EXPERIMENT – The experiment proposed by DS-Lite was conducted successfully with the support of Comcast. During this experiment, 50 participants simulated a working environment post-IPv4 exhaustion. The experiment was well received and considered an improvement over the one conducted during the LACNIC XI meeting using NAT-PT technology.
- LACNIC ANNUAL MEMBER ASSEMBLY – During the Assembly, the annual report, ba¬lance sheets and external auditor's reports as at December 2008 were approved by unanimous vote.
The modification of articles 20 and 31 of LACNIC's bylaws was approved, thus increasing the number of members of the organization's Board of
Directors from six to seven.
In addition, a new membership structure was approved which considers joint IPv4 and IPv6 address block assignments.
Likewise, new members of the Fiscal and Electoral Commissions were elected. The candidates elected to occupy these positions were Ms Adriana Ibarra Vázquez and Mr Jorge Raúl Cabañas Acevedo, respectively.
Details of the documents discussed during the Assembly are available at
LACNIC'S website: http://www.lacnic.net/en/eventos/lacnicxii/asamblea.html
- MEETING OF LAC GOVERNMENTS – Representatives of ten governments met in Panama within the framework of LACNIC XII. These representatives agreed to create a working group within the LACNIC environment in order to facilitate communication among the region's governments and LACNIC regarding the administration of Internet resources within the region.
- LAW ENFORCEMENT – Law enforcement officers and government representatives from different countries of the region met with the aim of improving the knowledge that law enforcement agencies in those countries have regarding cybercrime and the proper use of public address registration information (WHOIS).
- NON-SPANISH SPEAKING CARIBBEAN MEETING – Thirteen attendants from non-Spanish speaking Caribbean countries participated in the meeting summoned by LACNIC with the aim of understanding their needs, their view on LACNIC meetings, and how to improve participation of the Caribbean community in LACNIC's activities in general.
- As is already traditional, other regional organizations such as LACTLD, EcomLAC, and the Internet Society held their annual meetings within the framework of LACNIC's annual event.
LACNIC would like to thank all those who made this event possible, particularly Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá -the event's local organizer- and all the sponsors who participated:
- Cable&Wireless Panamá
- Tiscali International Network (ahora TINET)
- Antel Uruguay
- Columbus Network
- Network Startup Resource Center