Who We Are

LACTLD is a nonprofit association created on August 20, 1998 in Buenos Aires – Argentina, during the International Forum on the White Paper (IFWP). This organization was conceived with the aim of bringing together the ccTLDs in Latin America and the Caribbean with the following objectives:

Any Latin American and Caribbean ccTLD may become a LACTLD associate member, subject to the Board’s approval, by presenting a formal written request and accepting LACTLD’s bylaws. Any ccTLD outside the Latin American and Caribbean region, as well as any gTLD, with particular ties with the region may become an affiliate member, subject to the Board’s approval, by presenting a formal written request and accepting LACTLD’s bylaws. For more information, please contact us at:contacto@lactld.org

LACTLD in action

One of the greater commitments of LACTLD is the organization of meetings for information sharing and ccTLD development. During 2015, LACTLD organized four workshops which covered technical, political, marketing and legal issues. They were attended by 138 participants from different parts of LA&C and the rest of the world. In addition, 17 travel grants were awarded to attend these workshops. We have continued with the edition of LACTLD Report, which released its #6 and #7 editions. LACTLD is firmly committed to the international processes surrounding Internet  governance, including the discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition process. Our  horizon is to promote the growth and development of the ccTLDs in the region and we assume this compromise by fostering the creation of these spaces. But this work would not be accomplishable without the participation and engagement of LACTLD members. LACTLD thanks its members who collaborate to achieve its mission.

Vision

To be the regional organization that represents the interests and promotes the developmentof ccTLDs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mission 2018

To represent the interests of ccTLDs in the Latin American and the Caribbean; to promote information exchange and the adoption of best practices amongst its members; to establish cooperation ties with other associations and to disseminate relevant information.

Governance

Board of Directors (2016)

 President: Eduardo Santoyo (.CO) Secretary: Luis Arancibia (.CL) Treasurer: Clara Collado (.DO); Vocal: Ignacio Velázquez (.PY) Vocal: Frederico Neves (.BR).

Staff

Executive Director: Andrés Piazza