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Activities

The Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br) is a non-profit civil entity that since 2005 has been assigned with the administrative and operational functions related to the .br domain.

In addition to providing and maintaining the domain names registration activity quality, and with a revenue collected exclusively through this channel, NIC.br goes beyond similar entities in other countries, investing in actions and projects that bring a series of benefits to the improvement of activities related to the available Internet infrastructure in Brazil, following CGI.br guidelines.

NIC.br is currently made up of five directories, four centers, five advisory services and also hosts the Brazilian W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) office. Know more about our actions, activities and project and understand how we steer the Internet development in Brazil, so that its infrastructure and use will become increasingly better.

REGISTRATION OF NAMES USING THE ‘.BR’ DOMAIN
REGISTRATION OF NAMES USING THE ‘.BR’ DOMAIN

Before creating your project, company or event website, you can choose a domain name using one of the more than 60 .br categories available for registration. Having a .br domain identifies you as Brazilian, and puts you on the map!


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DNSSEC
DNSSEC

DNSSEC extends DNS technology and adds security to the name resolution system, reducing the risk of data and information manipulation. All .br domains can deploy this technology. 


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Administration of numbering resources in brazil
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
SACI-Adm

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

We operate mirrors for some Internet root servers. This improves the quality of Internet access by Brazilian networks, since information on the Internet root is physically closer.

IX.br
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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Broadband quality
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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Indicators about the use of tics
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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UNESCO Category II Center
UNESCO Category II Center

First UNESCO research center on the Information Society, with an area of expertise including Latin America and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa.
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TReatment of security incidents
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
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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Reference materials - Security
Reference materials - Security

Production of documents, educational materials, sites and portals that bring recommendations and tips about Internet security, protection, and fighting spam (Antispam.br) for users and also for webmasters.
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NTP.br
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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INOC-DBA
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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Web accessibility
Web accessibility

By fostering actions in favor of accessibility, we aim to eliminate barriers between the Web and people with physical or technological limitations. The main objective of this work is to guarantee universal access to Web content.
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Courses
Courses

Several courses and events contribute to the development of the Internet in Brazil. One of them certainly has the subject you are looking for. Check our events and courses list, with in-person and online modalities.
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PORTAL of best practices
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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ZAPPIENS
ZAPPIENS

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