The management of the global domain name system as well as the system of the central servers that ensure the functioning of the DNS (Domain Name System) is realized through the independent ICANN organization (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). The Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNET) manages the national domain of the Republic of Croatia (.hr) since 1993.
- enter the domain name (e.g. 'carnet.hr')
from 1 to 6 June 2021, CARNET participated on the 2021 CENTR Members' Days. Topics of discussion were Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Web Crawling, Cybersecurity (3SG) and security tools, Machine Learning, and a series of interactive whiteboards and presentations from current CENTR projects.
The emphasis of the second day was on the advantages and disadvantages of publishing TLD zone files and law compliance in the light of EU GDPR, NIS directive,
The last day was dedicated to the registrars themselves and their work and cooperation with the registers.
As technical operators in the internet’s infrastructure, what do ccTLD registries actually do? What are their limitations? How can they help in the battle against illegal online content?
If you want to know the answers to these questions, we suggest you watch the informative video designed by the organization CENTR (Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries).
You can watch the video with the Croatian translation here.
For more information on video creation and the Digital Services Act, you can find it here.
From 22 to 25 March 2021, a virtual public meeting of ICANN70 (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) was held. It was ICANN's fourth virtual public meeting since the start of the pandemic.
CARNET participated in ccNSO (Country Code Names Supporting Organization) meetings where members focused on sessions on the future of ccTLDs (Country Code Top-Level Domains) and question and answer sessions where ICANN board members were associated.
The CcNSO has evolved since its inception in 2003 - its membership has grown from just over 40 members to 172 members. The aim of this session is to review (and update if necessary) the management structure of the ccNSO. The focus of the discussions is on decision-making processes, roles and interaction between the ccNSO Council and ccNSO members. The results of the session provided the basis for further work on these topics by the ccNSO Council and the ccNSO Guidance Evaluation Committee (GRC).
GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee) meetings were also held. Seventy-two (72) GAC members and five (5) observers attended the meeting. All GAC plenary meetings and working group sessions were held as open meetings.
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. It was founded in 1998 as a non-profit corporation in the public interest with a community of participants from around the world. The ICANN community develops and regulates policies that ensure the security, stability, and resilience of the global Internet. The organization facilitates this work and supports a multistakeholder model where policies and advice are adopted guided by consensus of community development work.
Read more about ICANN here.