DNS Week: New opportunities for capacity-building and collaboration among Latin American and Caribbean Organizations

22/07/2019

Management nodes

DNS Week brought together ccTLDs from the Caribbean, Internet organizations from the region, and the local community in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Within the framework of .PR’s 30th Anniversary, the four-day week of events organized by LACTLD and Puerto Rico Top Level Domain allowed participants to address the most relevant DNS and ccTLD issues from a regional perspective.

The week of events began with the LACTLD Workshop and the IPv6 Protocol Course, an IPv6 training organized by PR Top Level Domain and the Internet Society Puerto Rico Chapter. During both events, the regional experts were able to present best practices and share their experiences by working in collaborative dynamics.

Caribbean ccTLDs (members and non-members of our Association) participated along with other regional and global stakeholders and organizations in the various activities and sessions held during the LACTLD Workshop. The themes were particularly focused on the Caribbean region. These included disaster preparedness, DNS security, DoH and DoT, business models, marketing issues, and regional ccTLD challenges and opportunities. The LACTLD Workshop reflected the commitment shown by all participants and enabled the development of new opportunities for collaboration among ccTLDs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The LAC DNS Forum was another event that took place during DNS Week. The sixth edition of the Forum was jointly organized by ICANN, LACNIC, Internet Society, Public Interest Registry, .PR Top Level Domain and LACTLD. As part of the event, actors from industry, the technical community, and the Internet policy field collectively debated the policy, security, and business-related aspects of the Domain Name System. The week of events concluded with an online meeting for Latin American and Caribbean Top Level Domain Registries facilitated by ICANN.

All DNS Week activities were made possible thanks to the contributions of Afilias, Public Interest Registry, LACNIC, Internet Society, ICANN and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). Also, participants emphasized the hospitality and hard work of our host, Puerto Rico Top Level Domain, on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary.

LACTLD and its members appreciate the collaboration of all regional participants and renew their commitment to work towards the security, stability and resilience of the DNS in Latin America and the Caribbean.