Activities

The Brazilian Network Information Centre BR (NIC.br) is a civil non-profit corporation which since 2005 has been given the responsibility for the administrative and operational functions related to the .br domain.

Aside from keeping up the activity of registering quality domains, with the excess funds collected with this activity NIC.br invests in activities and projects that bring a series of benefits for the improvement of activities related to the Internet infrastructure available in Brazil, in compliance with guidance given by CGI.br.

Here you can check out the list of our activities and projects:

REGISTRATION OF NAMES USING THE ‘.BR’ DOMAIN

With the use of DNSSEC technology, thereby reducing the risks involved in the manipulation of data and information, thereby assuring authenticity and integrity for the DNS system.
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Administration of numbering resources in brazil

Allocation of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses (Internet Protocol, in versions 4 and 6) and distribution of numbers for Autonomous Systems (ASN).
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SACI-Adm

An administration system for Internet Conflicts, with regard to names of .br domains (SACI-Adm), allowing quicker solutions.
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TReatment of security incidents

Apart from the handling of security incidents in computers involving networks connected to the Internet in Brazil, a special work project is implemented, for awareness building and also aid in the establishment of new CSIRTs throughout the country.
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Analysis of attack trends

Projects for the analysis of attack trends, in order to gain a better understanding of their characteristics within Brazil’s Internet space: Distributed Honeypots and SpamPots.
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Indicators about the use of tics

Co-ordination and publication of reference research studies on the availability and use of the Internet in Brazil, with support of information for the preparation of Government policies, and also to monitor and appraise the social and environmental impact of the TICs on several different segments.
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IX.br

Traffic Exchange Points: Infrastructure for direct interconnection between the networks that make up the Internet in Brazil. A more efficient Internet, with lower costs.
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simet

Broadband quality – 100% independent measurements, which serve as input for access providers, supplying information that makes a steady improvement of the network possible.
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NTP.BR

Distribution of Official Time through NTP, together with the National Observatory, in a move to keep all devices on the networks and on the Internet showing the correct time.
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reference materials

Production of documents, educational materials, sites and portals that bring recommendations and tips about Internet security (cert.br), protection, and fighting spam (antispam.br)  for users and also for webmasters.
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Courses

Courses focused on the treatment of security incidents, with the aim of setting up special Security Incident Response Groups (CSIRTs) and also special skills training courses about the adoption of IPv6, to keep the Internet in operation in a secure and stable manner.
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INOC-DBA

Direct communication between Network Operation Centres (NOCs) or Security Incident Response Groups (CSIRTs) of the infrastructure providers or major networks linked up to the Internet.
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ZAPPIENS

Disclosure, dissemination and distribution of digital content in the Portuguese language.
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PORTAL of best practices

Special attention is given to some of the practices which, even though they are extremely important, are not yet widely used by Brazilian providers, including some published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
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AUTOMATIC SITE ANALYST

Several methods for checking the quality of a site, all in one place! ASA maintains its site according to the standards that are most commonly used on the Web.
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VOIPIX

Peering between VoIP telephone networks, whose target public is the Brazilian community of companies and institutions with VoIP (Voice over IP) services.
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LABORATORY FOR WEB EXPERIMENTATION

Laboratory for Web experimentation for the areas of Ceweb.br and also for anyone wishing to experiment.
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OPEN DATA FOR DEVELOPMENT (OD4D)

The project known as the OD4D Network – Open Data for Development has the main aim of consolidating a platform for the use of Connected Data tools and Web Semantics.
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