The Latin American and Caribbean IP address Regional Registry (LACNIC), is the organization that administrates IP addresses space, Autonomous System Numbers (ASN), reverse resolution and other resources of the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC), on behalf of the Internet community.
LACNIC's goals are to represent and promote the region's points of view as well as to support LAC Internet development and growth. Additionally, LACNIC will promote educational opportunities and public policies regarding to the Internet.
As part of its action guidelines, LACNIC will offer non-profitable impartial inclusive qualified services. LACNIC is a democratic and non-profit organization whose board is elected by its members. In this context, membership shall attend specific rules, according to geographic location and ISPīs type.
Members will follow a voting system according to the IP address space size they manage.
Policies are based on the RFCs related to the IP Numbers, Autonomous System Numbers and Inverse Resolution administration. Participation and discussion mechanisms will be established periodically in order to update and modify the policies.
LACNIC is a non-profit membership-based organization incorporated in Uruguay for all legal purposes.
- Provide registry services of IP addresses, ASN, reverse resolution and its associated resources in order to allow and facilitate communications through information networks.
- Represent and promote under international organisms the region's interests and points of view within its area of expertise.
- Support the growth of Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
- Support the Latin American and Caribbean community in the development of procedures, mechanisms and standards in order to assure the efficient assignment of Internet resources.
- Promote educational opportunities to members in their technical and political areas of competence.
- Propose and develop public policies in its areas of competence.