Special Edition of the Public Policy Forum to Analyze Four Proposals


Special Edition of the Public Policy Forum to Analyze Four Proposals

LACNIC 33 1/3, the special edition of LACNIC’s Public Policy Forum, will take place on 20 August starting at 17:00 UTC and will analyze four policy proposals for managing number resources in Latin America and the Caribbean.

These policies are concerned with IPv6, a modification of the timeline for promoting a policy, the elimination of the requirement to return IP addresses under certain circumstances, and the implementation of a code of conduct for users of the Policy list. The Forum will be opened by Tomás Lynch and Ariel Weher, co-chairs of the Forum, who will explain the dynamics for the online discussion of the four policy proposals.

The first policy proposal will be presented by Edmundo Cazarez. This proposal seeks to eliminate the requirement for applicants to return the addresses they have been assigned by their providers once they receive a direct assignment (LAC-2019-10).

Fernando Frediani will then share a proposal regarding the modification of the time required before a policy proposal can be presented at the Public Policy Forum. The proposal seeks to extend this time from one to two weeks (LAC-2019-8)

The third proposal is promoted by Jordi Palet and Edwin Salazar and includes a series of guidelines for the acceptable use of the Policy list. The authors propose that list participants should have explicit knowledge of what can and cannot be done on the list, as well as potential penalties for breaches of these rules (LAC-2018-13).

Finally, Fernando Frediani will present the proposal on adding operational IPv6 as a requirement for IPv4 transfers. Frediani proposes that, in order to transfer IPv4 addresses, an organization must prove that IPv6 is operational in its network (LAC-2020-1).

An open-microphone slot will be reserved for each of the proposals during which participants will have the chance to share their comments and questions. The LACNIC staff will also present the corresponding impact analyses and the chairs will gauge the temperature of the room to record the community’s opinion on each of the policy proposals under discussion.

The forum is open to the public, but anyone interested in participating must first register for the activity. For more information and to register for the Forum, please click here.

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