by Raúl Echeberría
While statistics say that these days the Internet has surpassed the barrier of 100 million websites, LACNIC celebrated a new anniversary, its fourth since opening our first offices in Montevideo, Uruguay.
This anniversary is very special, as it coincides with the celebration of the beginning of the maturity process of several Latin American organizations related to the Internet that were created a few years ago with a difference of barely a few months.
In 2004 we hosted the meeting of two sister organizations, CLARA and LACTLD, in Montevideo, Uruguay, thus marking the beginning and consolidation of Latin American Internet organizations. It was at this time that through a process of regional consensus CLARA and LACTLD chose as their permanent headquarters the city of Montevideo.
In each edition of LACNIC’s Newslwtter, our quarterly publication, we report activities, projects and the advances in the services that LACNIC provides to its members and to the community.
Produced by LACNIC’s staff, we wish, by this mean, to reach all people who are part of the Internet community in Latin America and the Caribbean to share experiences of management of the information and knowledge and to dive in the wealth of collective intelligence.
Information, reports, technological proposals, news and technological innovations from all the region, and the other four Regional Internet Registries (RIR), that offer their services in the different regions of the world, are detailed in each edition.
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by Vint Cerf
Vinton Cerf is sometimes referred to as the Father of the Internet, although he begs to differ. Today he’s Chief Internet Evangelist for a company making more than its share of headlines—a little online search outfit called Google. It’s been quite a ride.
On Monday, December 11, the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) opened its new offices in Montevideo, Uruguay. The ceremony was attended by more than 300 local and foreign guests.
by Pablo Hinojosa
Pablo Hinojosa is ICANN’s (Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers) Latin American Liaison. Previous to joining ICANN, Pablo was Director for Multilateral Affairs in the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Commission (COFETEL). He was a member of the Mexican delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and Vice-Chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC).
by Rafael Antonio Ibarra Fernández
by Jose Soriano
More than one third of the world population uses mobile telephones and 15.6% connects to the Internet. But how are we doing in Peru?
In the beautiful city of Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) made public a report titled “Information Economy” containing data on the development of the Internet and new technologies around the world.
by Rafael Antonio Ibarra Fernández
Although we all recognize the need exists, it is not usual for private entities of our Latin American countries to seek formal organization through associations that pursue similar objectives and have members, bylaws, fees, executive councils, elections, relationships with similar entities around the world, and regularly scheduled events among their activities.
by Christian O´Flaherty
During LACNIC’s latest Public Policy Forum held in Guatemala, important issues relating to the use of IPv4 addresses, the scaling of autonomous system numbers used for BGP and the mechanism for additional allocations both in IPv4 as well as in IPv6 were discussed. This article attempts to reflect the proposals made in each case by the community, describing each particular problem, the solution that was approved, and a summary of the proposal presented at the Forum.