About CZ.NIC Labs

CZ.NIC, z. s. p. o., is an interest association of legal entities, founded in 1998 by leading providers of Internet services. The association currently has 113 members. The key activities of the association include operation of the domain name registry for the .CZ domain and the 0.2.4.e164.arpa (ENUM) domain, operation of the CZ top-level domain and public education in the area of domain names. The association is now intensively working on development of the DNSSEC technology and mojeID service, extension and improvements of the domain administration system and support of new technologies and projects beneficial to the Internet infrastructure in the Czech Republic. The Association also operates the CZ.NIC-CSIRT internal security team and, since 2011, the Czech CSIRT team – CSIRT.CZ. Since 2013 the Association is a member of the security project FENIX. CZ.NIC is a member of international organizations uniting similar organizations around the world (CENTR, ccNSO and more) and a member of the EURid association, managing the European domain .EU.

CZ.NIC Labs are a research and development department of the CZ.NIC association. Its purpose is to do a research in the field of the Internet, internet protocols, an analysis of a network traffic, a passive and active monitoring and to propose prototypes to be further developed inside the CZ.NIC association.

The work of CZ.NIC Labs is focused on the benefit of a local internet community. However its reach is not only local, but also global. Employees of the CZ.NIC Labs are actively participating international working groups of the organizations, which propose a new internet standards, monitoring a network traffic and the Internet in general. This includes IETF, ICANN, DNS-OARC, RIPE and more.