The delegation of the .DO ccTLD happened on August 25, 1991. This delegation took place during the first stage of the CUNet (Caribbean University Project), the initiative from the OAS undertaken to set up an academic, scientific, technological and research network among the universities in the Caribbean.
On October 10, 2010, the Netherlands Antilles were dissolved. Consequently, three new countries were born: Curaçao, Saint Martin and the BES Islands. A few months later, on January 2011, the University of the Netherlands Antilles presented its initial application to ICANN for the delegation of the .CW top-level domain for Curaçao.
In December of 1991, the .CU was registered and delegated to the NIRV Center, from APC in Canada. A few years later, in January, 1997, the .CU country code top-level domain began to be administered by CENIAInternet, a network of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in Cuba. This is how Cuba’s NIC was created.
Carolina Aguerre writes: "It is increasingly evident that LACTLD’s original mission has been revitalized in the new global scenario with new actors, technologies and rules."
In 1990, the IANA delegated the .CR top-level domain to Costa Rica. This delegation was completed by a renowned promoter of initiatives in the technological sector of the country and the region: Dr. Guy De Téramond Peralta. Then, on September 10, 1990, NIC Costa Rica was created as a specialized, non-profit unit, belonging to the National Academy of Sciences.
.CO Internet SAS, a subsidiary of Neustar INC, has been promoting, administrating and technically managing the .CO ccTLD since February 2010. It has been positioned as a world-renowned brand and as a Colombian virtual asset. By resorting to the best international practices, the aim has always been to ensure the security and reliability of the domain.
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: