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')
CARNET marks the 30th anniversary of the Croatian national domain today. The formal recognition of Croatia in the global internet space begins on February 27, 1993 with the confirmation of the use of a new top-level .hr domain by the international organization of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).
The first registered domain was srce.hr and there are currently 124 601 registered domains. Croatia is the only European country that allows its citizens and legal entities to register free .hr domains. They make almost 70 percent of registered domains.
In addition to free and paid secondary .hr domains, it is possible to register free tertiary .from.hr domain whose purpose is to achieve the virtual identity of natural persons and paid tertiary .com.hr domains for the market activity of natural and legal persons from around the world. The registration of all .hr domains is carried out in accordance with the Ordinance on the organisation and management of the national top-level domain.
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.
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.