LACTLD's 20th Anniversary: Institutional milestones


LACTLD celebrated its 20th Anniversary. The Latin American and Caribbean ccTLDs Organization was founded on August 20, 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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 ccTLD registries together.

Finally, on August 20, 1998, LACTLD was founded by seven representatives from different regional ccTLDs: .AR (Oscar Sznadjer), .BO (Clifford Palaviccini), .BR (Demi Getschko), .CL (Patricio Poblete), .MX (Oscar Robles), .PE (José Soriano) and .UY (Ida Holz), who attended the meeting defined by the IFWP debates on the creation of ICANN. 

LACTLD was properly created, in line with the ongoing practices in other regions, to channel discussions and worries that started to emerge with the consolidation of the international regime of the Internet.

Twenty years later, 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:

*The original version is included in the LACTLD 20th Anniversary Publication.