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/ nic.at News - 04.10.2018 11:10
The nic.at R&D update – big data, DNS, blockchains

The nic.at research and development team focuses on topics relating to the future of the DNS and the internet. Two meetings are coming up this October: the informal DNSheads Vienna and a meet-up dedicated to blockchains. We talk to Alexander Mayrhofer, head of the nic.at R&D team.

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/ nic.at News - 25.09.2018 18:00
Austria's Domain Map

.at is the chosen home for many Austrians online. In fact, 936,857 .at domains are registered to postal addresses in the country – 72.6 % of all .at domains out there. But which towns, cities and districts lead the way when it comes to domain names? To mark the 30th anniversary of the .at domain, we went off in search of answers. The good news right away: there is not a single district in Austria without at least one .at registration. Even tiny places like Namlos, Tschanigraben, Gramais and Kaisers – each with a population of below 70 – are home to owners of .at domains.

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/ nic.at News - 25.09.2018 10:37
10 years CERT.at

Promoting the Internet in Austria is one of the goals enshrined in the articles of incorporation of the Internet Foundation Austria, nic.at’s owner. Over recent decades the Internet has not only become an essential element of numerous business processes, but is also an integral part of many people’s daily lives. As a result, we have to ensure that we are ideally placed to meet and counter threats and security risks as they emerge. A national CERT as an independent information hub presented itself as the ideal opportunity to leverage the available synergies while promoting the goals of the foundation. The greatest challenge that we faced was establishing an effective team to rapidly embed us in national and international networks and help us establish the level of trust required for quality information exchange. As face to face contact and direct communications are an essential part of this, a significant amount of our initial work focused on building up a network of dependable contacts at home and abroad, rather than the technical side of things.

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/ nic.at News - 25.09.2018 10:31
20 years Stopline - an interview with Barbara Schlossbauer

Stopline was an independent initiative set up by the Austrian Internet service providers to combat illegal content online, after images of child abuse were discovered on the server of an Austrian host provider. ISPA (then newly founded), nic.at, representatives of the police reporting centres, legal experts and other national stakeholders were involved in establishing Stopline. The challenge at the time was to raise awareness of illegal content online and publicise the existence of the new reporting centre without demonising the Internet as a whole.

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/ nic.at News - 17.05.2018 12:26
Data protection changes at nic.at

Due to the GDPR nic.at has undertaken changes in the Whois policy as well as the registration and management of .at-domains and has published all necessary data protection information. These are the most important points:

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/ nic.at News - 18.12.2017 15:08
Cranberry Orange Secco. The nic.at New Year's Eve drink

In case you are looking for a creative New Year's Eve drink to surprise your guests with: We have come up with something special this year! Try the nic.at Cranberry Orance Secco. The elegant drikn in nic.at red is bound to turn heads at your party.

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/ nic.at News - 01.12.2017 10:17
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on the domain industry

Like all other companies, registries and registrars must ensure they comply with the GDPR from 25 May 2018. A group of experts discussed the specific implications for the domain industry – which come in addition to the general requirements – at the nic.at Registrar Day in Vienna on 30 November 2017.

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/ nic.at News - 27.06.2017 08:43
The new nic.at brandworld

Since it was founded in 1998, nic.at has steadily expanded its service portfolio. In 2004 we set up ipcom GmbH, the subsidiary tasked with taking RcodeZero Anycyst DNS to market. What began as a basic Anycast service with only a few locations is now a powerful network with a host of additional services for a stable DNS.

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/ nic.at News - 26.06.2017 15:52
The nic.at beer mat challenge

We have the perfect accessory to help bring the curtain down on summer: a year’s subscription to Hopfenbox, a range of carefully selected, slow-brewed speciality beers with a seasonal theme from international award-winning private brewery Trumer in Salzburg.

All you need to take the beer mat

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