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23/12/2015

2015 TIMELINE

Robles Assumes his Position as CEO (January)

Mexican engineer Oscar Robles assumed his position as LACNIC’s new CEO in the month of January. Robles was appointed to this position by the LACNIC Board of Directors after a deep and thorough selection process.

WARP Report (February)

The Warning, Advice and Reporting Point —WARP— created by LACNIC issued its first report on regional incident management. SPAM reports are the top concern for LACNIC’s coordination team.

LACNIC Campus Offers its First Online Course (February)

LACNIC’s Training Center launched its first introductory IPV6 course, a free training initiative offered in virtual format through which participants are able to complete various modules at their own pace and in their own time.

“Guarantee Transparency” (May)

During the event held in Lima, LACNIC advocated for the draft CRISP (Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team) Service Level Agreement to be made public as soon as it was completed “with fidelity to the CRISP Principles.” The LACNIC Board requested “guaranteeing transparency and the bottom-up process followed so far by LACNIC, one of the five RIRs participating in the proposal developed by the CRISP Team.”

The AMPARO Project in Costa Rica, Paraguay and Cuba

LACNIC’s AMPARO project organized computer security workshops in Costa Rica, Paraguay and Cuba aimed at training public and private organization and company representatives. These workshops were led by instructors specializing in the online handling of sensitive information and computer security incident management.

Great Turnout at LACNIC 23 (May)

In May, Lima welcomed one of the LACNIC community’s most successful annual meetings in recent years. More than 500 participants attended the event, and the presence of Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO, in his first public appearance at a Regional Internet Registry event was one of its highlights.

Voting System (May)

LACNIC presented its new electronic voting system for the organization’s member assemblies. A satisfaction survey was then conducted among 111 participating organizations, which reflected high levels of satisfaction with the system.

Testing v6 Methodology  (June)

LACNIC presented Testing v6, a methodology for conducting compatibility tests on systems and equipment operating over the IPv6 protocol. This service is designed to support organizations and companies in the process of adapting their IT systems for migrating from IPv4 to IPv6.

Policy Development Process

LACNIC’s policy department prompted a series of improvements to the Policy Development Process. These initiatives included policy guidelines, practical online how-to videos, a graphic display of opinions on policy proposals during their discussion, and the remote presentation of proposals by their authors.

Submitted and Implemented Policies

In 2015, six policy proposals were presented and five were approved by the LACNIC community and implemented. Implemented policies:  Modification to the text describing ASN distribution requirements; Update to the Policy Development Process; Modify the scope of IPv4 Exhaustion Phase 2 in the region; Resource recovery timeline; and Increase to 3 years the minimum period of time required before a block can be transferred under section 2.3.2.18.

TICAL, a Space for Knowledge (July)

The Latin America and Caribbean scientific and educational community met in Viña del Mar for the TICAL 2015 Conference. There, Latin American universities had the chance to share their knowledge on Information Technologies.

Casa de Internet: A Noteworthy Example (June)

During the opening session of the ICANN 53 meeting held in the month of June in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Casa de Internet for Latin America and the Caribbean was highlighted as the only initiative of its kind and an example of synergy among Internet organizations.

World Internet Day (May)

In May, Casa de Internet for Latin America and the Caribbean celebrated World Internet Day with a relaxed meeting held in the organization’s lunchroom. All the organizations working at Casa de Internet participated in this activity.

World IPv6 Day (June)

June 8th is World IPv6 Day. As part of the celebrations, together with other major regional organizations, LACNIC hosted an online conference to promote IPv6 deployment in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Visits to LACNIC Members

LACNIC’s customer department visited 35 members in countries with typically low participation in the organization’s events. The tour included Paraguay, Bolivia, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Internet Governance in Mexico (August)

In August, close to 150 civil society, government, academia, and business organization representatives from almost 20 different countries in the LAC region met in Mexico for the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF).

Changing Internet Policies is Easy (August)

In August, LACNIC organized a webinar titled Changing Internet Rules is Easy to encourage the regional Internet community to increase their participation in the regional political discussions that determine how Internet resources are managed. The case of a successful modification to one of LACNIC’s policies proposed by Jorge Lam of Level 3 was also presented.

LACNIC Caribbean on the Move

A new edition of LACNIC Caribbean on the Move was held during the ICT Summit in Paramaribo (Surinam). This time, the format chosen for the event was a track for Internet-related topics.

Diagnostic Report on IPv6

LACNIC and the Latin American Development Bank (CAF) completed a report on IPv6 deployment for social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean, a research covering 10 different countries in the region. Results will be presented in February.

Elections for the Board of Directors (September)

The LACNIC community voted among 17 candidates to fill four positions on the organization’s Board of Directors. Members decided to re-elect Hartmut Glaser (Brazil), Alejandro Guzman (Colombia) and Rafael Ibarra (El Salvador), while Gabriel Adonaylo (Argentina) was elected to the Board for the first time.

Lifetime Achievement Award (August)

Within the framework of the Regional Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) held in Mexico, LACNIC’s 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Raul Echeberría for his contribution to Internet development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

LACNIC 24 in Bogotá (September)

Approximately 400 Latin American and Caribbean Internet experts met in Bogotá from 28 September to 2 October to discuss the status of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs ) in the LAC region.

+Raíces

The ‘F’ root server copy installed in Uruguay is the seventeenth copy of a domain name system root server installed in Latin America and the Caribbean through LACNIC’s +Raíces program.

13 years and 5,000 members (October)

On the day LACNIC celebrated its 13th anniversary, the organization announced it had reached 5,000 members throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This meant that 1,000 new organizations and companies had joined LACNIC since its last anniversary.

LACNIC Virtual Campus

LACNIC’s Virtual Campus celebrated its first anniversary, a year during which it offered five editions of the Basic IPv6 course, one Advanced IPv6 course, one TestingV6 course, and two FRIDA workshops. In 2015, approximately 2,000 people participated in the various training activities.

New Organizational Structure (October)

Seeking to satisfy the expectations of its customers and those of the regional Internet community, LACNIC modified its organizational structure to meet the challenges of the coming years. Ernesto Majó was appointed as the organization’s Deputy CEO to support the horizontal coordination of LACNIC’s various departments.

New Agreement with Netnod (September)

Netnod and LACNIC signed a memorandum for deploying copies of the “I” root server throughout the LACNIC service region. There is currently only one copy of the “I” root server in all of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Major Acknowledgments (November)

According to the ranking prepared by international consultants Great Place to Work, LACNIC was among the best places to work in Uruguay for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, DERES presented LACNIC with a recognition for best CSR practices in the quality of working life category.

Award Recipients at the IGF (November)

A LACNIC delegation was actively involved in several sessions at the Internet Governance Forum held in Joao Pessoa (Brazil) on 10-13 November. In addition, awards were presented to two FRIDA program initiatives within the framework of the Seed Alliance.

LACNIC Welcomes one of the Fathers of the Internet (December)

Noted American computer scientist Vint Cerf who is widely regarded as one of the fathers of the Internet and currently Google Vice President visited Casa de Internet for Latin America and the Caribbean, where he gave a lecture on the future of the Internet.