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LACTLD is the abbreviation for Latin American and Caribbean Association of ccTLDs. The LACTLD was established in the year 1998 with a several missions for the betterment of the region in the arena of domain names. The LACTLD is a not-for-profit organization which thrives to bring together administrators of country code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) in the Latin America and Caribbean region. [1]


The LACTLD was first established on August 20, 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was mostly established within the framework of the meetings of the International Forum on White Paper (IFWP).[2]

Vision The main vision of the LACTLD is to be the identity of the ccTLDs in Latin America and Caribbean region on the Internet.[2]

Mission It was basically created to put forward the interests of the region on domain names, to exchange information among those who administer the TLDs in the region, to promote the integration of the AT&C and become a nexus for co-operation. [2]


The LACTLD currently has a total of 35 members ranging from the ccTLDs to other TLDs who have interests in the</ref> The list of its members is mentioned below:

Associate Partners Partners list:

.ai - Register Anguilla Domain Names .bz - NIC-Belize .cl - NIC-Chile .hn - NIC-HN .ve - NIC-VE .cat - NIC-CAT .es - .info - NIC-INFO .ky - NIC-KY .mobi - DotMobi .pt - NIC-PT .ht - NIC-HT .an - AN Domein Reistratie .ar - NIC-Argentina .aw - NIC-AW .bo - NIC-Bolivia .br - Registro Br .mx - NIC-Mexico .ni - NIC-Nicaragua .pa - NIC-Panamá .pe - NIC-Perú .pr - NIC-Puerto Rico .co - NIC-Colombia .cr - NIC-Costa Rica .cu - Cuba NIC .do - NIC-DO .ec - NIC-EC .gp - NIC-GP .gt - NIC-GT .py - NIC-Paraguay .sv - SvNET .tt - TTNIC .uy - NIC-UY .us - NIC-US .com - VERISIGN [3]


LACTLD has organized various workshops to help its members to gain a better understanding of ccTLDs. The most notable workshops organized by the LACTLD include the one organized in Colombia regarding the Economic/Commercial aspects for ccTLDs. Other workshops organized by LACTLD include workshop on Advanced Registry Operations Course Details, Workshop on Technical Aspects for ccTLDs, Attack and Response Contingency Planning Workshop, Legal issues and policies for ccTLD Workshop and many others. [4]


The LACTLD was supportive of the functioning of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a private entity. It was of the view that with ICANN it would be easy to coordinate with the entire global Internet community. It was also of the view that ICANN would help to ensure that there is an appropriate operation of the protocol parameters, IP numbers and domain names. The LACTLD also supported the constitution of the ccSO or an institution within the ICANN structure that would help identify the entire volume of ccTLDs in general and the issues related to it in particular.[5]