Two CZ.NIC managers appointed to important positions in international internet organisations

Prague, 6 December – At the recent meeting of the DNS-OARC organisation, watching over global security and the stability of the DNS system, the Executive Director of the CZ.NIC Association, Ondřej Filip, was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of DNS-OARC. He became the first Czech to hold a position of this importance. Ondřej Surý, the head of the CZ.NIC Laboratories research and development centre, was selected as one of the 13 arbitrators of the RIPE NCC organisation, administrator of IP address blocks for the regions of Europe and Central and Eastern Asia. These two achievements of managers of the administrator of the .CZ domain confirm the high esteem they are held in in the eyes of the international internet community, and the strong position of the CZ.NIC Association in the world.

Ondřej Filip’s position in the DNS OARC organisation is an honorary one, and the appointment is for two years. The members of the Board do not receive any financial remuneration for the work they do for the worldwide internet community.

Ondřej Surý, together with the other arbitrators of RIPE NCC, will help in evaluating and deciding about disputable cases and arbitration proceedings, related, for example, to the allocation of the last remaining IPv4 address blocks. His position is also honorary and unpaid. More information about the Arbitration Committee and its activities may be found in the RIPE Conflict Arbitration Procedur document.


The Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center (DNS-OARC) is a non-profit, membership organization that seeks to improve the security, stability, and understanding of the Internet's DNS infrastructure. DNS-OARC's mission is: to build trust among its members through forums where information can be shared in confidence; to enable knowledge transfer by organizing semiannual workshops; to promote research through data collection, analysis, and simulation; and to increase awareness with publicly available tools and services. More information at


Founded in 1992, the RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services to a current membership base of around 7,000 members in over 75 countries. These members consist mainly of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunication organisations and large corporations located in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. More information about RIPE NCC at