Miguel Ignacio first started working as an IT consultant for the Argentinian State, and then he was in charge of Communications in NIC Argentina, where he was part of the process of comprehensive transformation of the organization. He has been the new LACTLD General Manager since October: “This allows me to work at the heart of a community that I’ve always admired and to which I belong.”
The creation of LACTLD was vital to foster dialogs among peers, to work jointly in an organized fashion. Besides, the international context required representation mechanisms and it was increasingly important to understand and develop the institutional environment to build the trust around the management of the Internet's critical resources.
NIC Chile is one of the operators of the LACTLD Anycast Cloud, and supports the DNS Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean. At the international level, it has been involved in ICANN and in the ccNSO. Furthermore, NIC Chile has contributed to the innovation of Chile in many aspects, such as the development of electronic billing and the online arbitration system for dispute resolution regarding domain names.
LACTLD celebrated its 20th Anniversary. The organization has consolidated its institutional strength and has broadened its portfolio of projects relative to the new challenges for its members, posed by the DNS political, technical and commercial aspects. In the following video, we share with you our institutional milestones from these 20 years:
Belize provisioned its corresponding top-level domain between 1992 and 1993, even though at that time there was no Internet connectivity in the country. The IANA assigned the management of the ccTLD to the then University College of Belize, a precursor to the current University of Belize, through to a team effort led by the United Kingdom’s Volunteer Service Organization.
The “NIC” list, which would be the start of LACTLD’s list, was created and hosted in NIC.MX towards the end of 1997. At the beginning of 1998, conversations started to take place with the IFWP, which was emerging during that year, together with the need to find an environment that could glue all ccTLDs together.
In the midst of a discussion related to the International Forum on the White Paper (IFWP) —an international meeting that took place in Buenos Aires in 1998 with the purpose of debating the procedures for the creation of ICANN—, representatives who attended the meeting from seven regional ccTLDs decided to create LACTLD.
In 1989, Jon Postel delegated the .BR ccTLD to the staff working in academic networks in the country; namely, in the FAPESP. This delegation happened before the beginning of the Internet traffic in Brazil. Back then, the names registered under .BR were infrequent and their registration was done manually...
In 1990, the Bolivian Network of Data Communication BolNet registered .BO as the country code top-level domain for Bolivia. This step allowed the country to begin the registration and management of web page services created under the .BO domain. A few years later, in 1993, there came the registration and use of email in the country...
LACTLD shares the histories of its associate members. These histories were included in the 20th Anniversary Publication. In this article, we present the historical review of .AR and its current initiatives aimed at supporting collaborative multistakeholder efforts and debates on Internet governance.