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')
The 16th meeting of ICANN Studienkreis was held on 6 and 7 October 2016 in Dubrovnik, where CARNet was the national organizing partner..
ICANN Studienkreis brings together top experts from the ranks of state organizations, private sector, academic and technical community and civil society on the topic of global internet governance and global domain space.
The introductory speech was given by the CEO of CARNet, Zvonimir Stanic, in which he presented Croatia, CARNet and the .hr domain Registry.
Other topics of the meeting included the management of the Internet on a global level, the transition of IANA and the role of ICANN, news from the world of generic domains and Internet security within Internet governance. More information about ICANN Studienkreis can be found here.
In the first 24 hours of allowing the registration of short domains and IDN domains there were 216 domains registered. Users have shown most interest in IDN domains which resulted in the registration of total 181 domains.
There was 23 one character and 12 two character domains registered in the same period.
The release of new domain types in circulation is an additional step in the process of modernizing management for .hr domains
From 4th July 2016, at noon .hr domain Registry will allow domain registration of one and two alphanumeric characters and IDN domains. To register these domains it is necessary to contact one of the accredited registrars whose list is on the following link:
IDN domains containing č,ć,đ,š and ž will be possible to register as free or paid .hr domains depending on meeting the conditions set out in the Ordinance and the desires of users. The application for registration of free domains can be submitted via following link: https://www.dns.hr/en/portal/register/info-free-hr .
Domains are registered as so far, according to the principle of first come first served without preference to any natural or legal person.