The management of the global domain Internet space, as well as the system of central servers that ensure the functioning of the DNS (Domain Name System) system, is realized through an independent organization ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). CARNET (Croatian Academic and Research Network) has been managing the national domain of the Republic of Croatia (.hr) since 1993. All .hr domains are registered in accordance with the Ordinance on the organisation and management of the national top-level domain.
- enter the domain name (e.g. 'carnet.hr')
SEEDIG, the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance, is excited to announce its 8th annual meeting, "SEEDIG 8 - 8th Annual Meeting of the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance." This prestigious event will take place from November 6th to 7th, 2023, in Zagreb, Croatia.
SEEDIG 8 will be held under the overarching theme "Digital Beyond Borders: Regional Synergy for Community Advancement." This theme was chosen with careful consideration of SEEDIG's core values and commitment to foster community expansion and strengthen partnerships across the region. It emphasizes the idea that in our increasingly interconnected digital world, the boundaries that traditionally defined countries are transcended by opportunities for collaboration and growth. SEEDIG 8 recognizes that cooperation across borders is essential for empowering local communities and offers a space where stakeholders from South Eastern Europe can connect, exchange insights about in-country projects and initiatives, and explore opportunities for enhanced synergies.
SEEDIG 8 brings together experts, decision-makers, academics, and activists from the South Eastern European region to discuss issues related to internet governance, digital rights, and technological development. This two-day event provides an opportunity for in-depth analysis of current challenges and opportunities in the digital space and promotes dialogue and collaboration among various stakeholders.
To learn more about SEEDIG 8, register for participation, and view the complete event program, visit the official SEEDIG 8 website at SEEDIG 8 - Official Website.
Once again, the .hr Registry participated in the largest annual gathering of the Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR) community - the Jamboree 2023. The CENTR Jamboree took place from May 31st to June 2nd in Belgrade, and it was attended by over 200 participants.
During plenary and working sessions, attendees had the opportunity to discuss trends in areas crucial for the successful operation of the entire internet domain community. Topics that stood out included the EU's NIS2 (Network and Information Security) directive, artificial intelligence, information security, and cooperation between registries and registrars. Presentations of individual projects from CENTR's working groups were also organized, including legal, marketing, administrative, technical, security and research and development groups.
As always, the formal program was complemented by informal activities that provided an excellent opportunity for exchanging experiences and sharing examples of best practices within the community.
CARNET marks the 30th anniversary of the Croatian national domain today. The formal recognition of Croatia in the global internet space begins on February 27, 1993 with the confirmation of the use of a new top-level .hr domain by the international organization of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
The first registered domain was srce.hr and there are currently 124 601 registered domains. Croatia is the only European country that allows its citizens and legal entities to register free .hr domains. They make almost 70 percent of registered domains.
In addition to free and paid secondary .hr domains, it is possible to register free tertiary .from.hr domain whose purpose is to achieve the virtual identity of natural persons and paid tertiary .com.hr domains for the market activity of natural and legal persons from around the world. The registration of all .hr domains is carried out in accordance with the Ordinance on the organisation and management of the national top-level domain.