ARIN/LACNIC Transition Update

Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2002

Since November 2001, ARIN has been working very closely with LACNIC (The Latin American and Caribbean IP address Regional Registry) to prepare for their eventual emergence as a new Regional Internet Registry. As part of this transition process, ARIN and LACNIC have been conducting joint review of all IP and AS number requests coming from the emerging LACNIC region.

On July 27, to begin the next step of the transition process, all IP and AS number requests from the LACNIC region will be submitted directly to LACNIC using LACNIC templates. These requests will continue to be reviewed under the current ARIN policies. The request process will also continue to include coordination between the LACNIC and ARIN registration staffs to ensure consistency. Also on July 27, registrations with postal addresses inside the emerging LACNIC region will be documented in the LACNIC WHOIS database. The list of countries that make up the emerging LACNIC region can be found at:

More information about LACNIC is available at:

Raymond A. Plzak
President & CEO
The American Registry for Internet Numbers

Raul Echeberria
LACNIC Board of Directors