Learn more about the main services provided by the NIC.br and their respective activities:
Since 1995, Registro.br is responsible for performing some of the duties of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, such as domain name registration activities, as well as the administration and publication of the DNS for the <.br> domain. It is also responsible for the distribution and maintenance of Internet addresses. In March 2010, there were 2 million registered domain names in the country. For LACNIC - Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Register, Registro.br provides engineering and hosting services.
Internet security is one of the major concerns of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, for which reason it maintains, since 1997, the CERT.br - Brazilian Computer Emergency Response Team. Besides handling security incidents, CERT.br conducts activities to support network administrators and Internet users in Brazil. Worthy of mention are the production of documents on network security, the continued production of statistics on spam and security incidents in Brazil and the development of advance alert mechanisms for networks potentially involved in malicious activities. CERT.br also promotes increased awareness of security problems, correlates events that occur in the Brazilian Internet and supports the establishment of new Computer Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) in Brazil.
The Center of Studies on Information and Communication Technologies (CETIC.br) is responsible for the production of indicators and statistics on the availability and use of the Internet in Brazil, and it periodically publishes information on the development of the network in the country. These data are essential to monitor and evaluate the socio-economic impact of ICTs, as well as to enable comparisons between the Brazilian reality and the reality of other countries.
The Center of Studies and Research on Network Technologies and Operations (CEPTRO.br) is responsible for designing projects to enhance the Brazilian Internet and disseminate its use, especially regarding its technical and infrastructural aspects. CEPTRO.br manages, among others, the PTT.br, the NTP.br, and the IPv6.br projects.
Pursuant the deliberation by the CGI.br and the requirements set forth by the W3C - World Wide Web Consortium, NIC.br set up a W3C office in Brazil – which is the first in South America. The W3C is an international consortium whose aim is to bring the Internet to its full potential through the establishment of standards and guidelines which will ultimately ensure its constant development. Over 80 of these standards have already been published, such as HTML, XML, XHTML and CSS standards. The W3C in Brazil seeks to advance the global objective of Web access for all, from any device, based on knowledge, safely and responsibly.