The second edition of LACNIC On The Move for 2017 was held successfully on October 12 at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.
LACNIC On The Move Guyana was part of a wider initiative called Internet Week Guyana held from October 9 to 13. The five-day event was hosted by the Guyana Ministry of Public Telecommunications, and jointly organised by LACNIC, the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG), the Internet Society, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) also supported the initiative.
The weeklong meeting was geared towards ISP technicians, policy makers, regulators, ICT professionals, university students and other Internet stakeholders. It focused on enhancing knowledge about Internet numbering resources, registry services, and sharing best practices on issues such as IPv6 deployment, Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) for resource certification and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
Sergio Rojas, Registration Services Specialist, provided an overview of how the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) work to assign and register Internet number resources like IP addresses and autonomous systems for their respective parts of the world. He identified ICANN’s WhoIs as a valuable resource to see who is registered to a domain name and enable users to report inaccuracies or submit complaints if their domain name was stolen or transferred without the original registered owner's permission.
Alejandro Acosta, Research and Development Engineer, presented on IPv4 and IPv6, bringing global statistics into the regional perspective and even providing a current snapshot of some local realities. Then Rojas returned to the microphone to deliver some more insights on the LACNIC Policy Development Process (PDP).
Justin Nedd, CEO of Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T), delivered the day’s feature presentation, in which he outlined and advocated for his company’s position on various issues, including market liberalization, IPv6 transition and IXP deployment. The lively, lengthy Q&A session that followed Nedd’s presentation confirmed the high level of audience interest in the topics covered.
Kevon Swift, Head of Strategic Relations and Integration introduced participants to some practical policy and strategy approaches to promoting IPv6 deployment, focusing on specific actions that non-Internet Service Providers can undertake.
If you want to refer to anything you’ve seen so far, the slides from the meeting have been posted online. In the coming days, full webcasts from the meeting will be made available as well.