Almost 90 people participated in the first annual conference of the newly launched European TLD ISAC in Brussels. Under the motto “taking cybersecurity to the top level”, the programme featured an impressive line-up of expert speakers from the cybersecurity realm.
With the launch of its website, the work of the first European top-level domain Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EUR TLD ISAC) has officially kicked off. The European TLD ISAC aims to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities and resilience and fosters collaboration among top-level domain operators across Europe.
We are transported back to 1998, when a domain name could only be the full or abbreviated registered name of an organisation, when .si registration documents travelled from office to office, and when you waited for days to be approved!
What bureaucratic hurdles did Peter have to overcome to become a .si domain holder?
Geographical indications will soon get a new level of protection at EU level. Two regulations which should additionally unify the regulation of geographical indications in the EU are being adopted – for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products and the other for craft and industrial products.
The Registry .si recently obtained the ISO27001 certificate – one of the most recognizable standards relating to information security, which provides requirements for the Information Security Management System (ISMS). The certificate attests that the Registry .si is proficient in protecting user data, reducing risk exposure and promoting a culture of information security. We talked with Barbara Povše Golob, Head of the Registry .si, who has presented the challenges we faced in the certification process.
The strategic goals is a cornerstone document on goals, values and development of Registry.si.
The revised ARDS Rules of Procedure and General T&C will enter into force on the 1 February 2021, until then the currently valid documents remain in force.
Information Security Administrator at the Registry, Zala Primožič
Already during my studies at the Faculty of Security Sciences, where we focused mainly on police work, criminology, criminology and criminal law, I also became interested in information technology. So, I started thinking about upgrading my security skills with information security and computing skills, and maybe merging those areas someday.
Political, economic and social conditions affect the users’ choice of domain names, how many they register and for what purposes.
Domain holder under the .si top-level domain is obliged – in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions (GTC) for registration of domain names under the .si top-level domain – to ensure that the registration data is always accurate, complete and current, that the contact email is valid and that the domain holder has exclusive and direct access to it.
While the work of the .si Registry is going smoothly, we are aware that many are still facing great concerns. Therefore, we decided to extend some of the measures we adopted at the .si Registry at the end of March in order to facilitate the operations of registrars and domain name holders.
Such massive consequences of the pandemic, were surely unexpected by most during the weeks, leading to the announcement of strict safety measures. Despite of this, Registry staff introduced several precautions. In accordance with our expectations, our systems turned out to be resilient and well planned.
Once again, 4th of April has come an passed – an important date for Register .si. This year, this date marks 15-th anniversary of fundamental change of domain registration rules.
While we are making sure all processes of Register.si are running smoothly, we are also aware that current circumstances are affecting your business. Given that many domain holders are at this time facing great challenges, we are trying to come up with ways to aid you and them.
Functioning of websites, e-mail addresses and other functionalities is, in these circumstances, surely even more important then usual.
Peter Van Roste, general manager of CENTR (Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries) spoke in Ljubljana on the matter of the inner workings of the world wide web and the different actors and communities that take care of different parts of the networks. He also warned about the innefective measure of DNS blocking and the problem of internet censorship.