LACNIC Community Approves Four New Policy Proposals


Four proposals for modifying the policies under which Internet resources for Latin America and the Caribbean are managed reached consensus among the members of the LACNIC community during the LACNIC Public Policy Forum held in Foz do Iguaçu.

The four proposals are now in the period of last-call-for-comments, after which they will be submitted to the Board for their ratification.

The Public Policy Forum is where proposals for modifying the rules or policies relating to Internet resource management to be applied in Latin America and the Caribbean are presented, discussed and approved.

Of the seven proposals discussed at Foz de Iguaçu, four reached consensus among the LACNIC regional community.

The first proposal to achieve consensus was the one addressing the modification of the size of initial IPv6 allocations presented by Jordi Palet Martinez. This policy modifies the rules currently in place so that those organizations that can qualify for an initial allocation larger than a /32 can receive these addresses provided they submit documentation justifying their request.


The second policy to reach consensus among the LACNIC community was the modification of the size of initial allocations, also presented by Jordi Palet Martinez. Under this new policy, organizations that have already received an initial IPv6 allocation and then, once they start to use those addresses and prepare their addressing plan, realize they need a block larger than the one they were initially assigned, will be able to request a larger block from LACNIC without the need to prove any utilization thresholds. (

Presented by Evandro Antonio Ramos Terra Varonil de Sousa, the third policy involves modifying the minimum size of initial IPv4 allocations to ISPs and received ample support. The proposal changes the size of initial allocations from a /22 to a /24, so that operators who need a smaller number of addresses for their services can request them. The proposal also considers the fact that only one address assignment will be allowed, as the region is now in the final phase of IPv4 exhaustion.

The fourth policy approved during the Policy Forum has to do with resource revocation and was presented by Andrés Piazza. This initiative grants the LACNIC Board the power to extend the address revocation period under special circumstances. The goal of this proposal is to provide the community with another tool that will ensure resource availability for essential, strategic infrastructure, so as to avoid any risks in exceptional cases.

Comments on these policies will be received until 7 July, after which they will be submitted to the Board for their ratification.

Watch the presentations of the four proposals here:

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