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.



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.hr domains in 2023

With the desire to improve the service and expand the availability of .hr domain registration, in the course of the next year CARNET is opening the possibility of registering paid .hr domains to all natural persons from the European Union with the use of a personal identification number (OIB).

Additionally, interested legal entities and natural persons with independent activities who have their registered office in the European Union, who are registered to carry out commercial activities and whose registered activities include some form of providing services via the Internet will be able to become the registrar of the .hr domain

At the proposal of the .hr Domain Management Committee, a new Ordinance on the organisation and management of the national top-level domain is being prepared, along with the General Terms and Conditions for domain registration.

In 2023, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the .hr domain with various year-round activities.

CARNET at CENTR workshops

In October of this year, the .hr domain Registry participated in workshops organized by CENTR (Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries). The admin workshop that took place on October 6 and 7 in Barcelona covered the topics of identification and verification of domain applicants, DNS abuse and NIS2 directive. A marketing workshop was held in Ljubljana on October 17 and 18, which was focused on the topics of promotional campaigns, online presence, crisis communication and sustainable development goals.

Workshops have been regular activities for many years, in which all members of the CENTR organization can participate. Like other events of a similar nature, they are an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and examples of good practices.

New arbitrators for resolving domain disputes have been appointed

Based on Article 38 of the Ordinance on the organisation and management of the national top-level domain, and after a public call published on July 26, 2022 on the websites and, and on the proposal of the .hr Domain Management Committee, CARNET's Managing Council made a decision on the appointment of new arbitrators.

The list with names and personal qualifications of arbitrators is published here.

Arbitrators are appointed from among independent experts, and especially from the ranks of individuals who possess the technological and legal knowledge necessary for objective decision-making.

The arbitrators were appointed on September 15, 2022 for a mandate period of four years.