Welcome to SK-NIC,
Dedicated to the management of the top level .SK Internet domain that is reserved for the Slovak Internet. .SK was created in 1993 and is managed by SK-NIC, a.s. (Formerly EuroWeb Slovakia a.s. and EUnet Slovakia s.r.o.)

We support meaningful projects

It happenedOnline predation and abusing of young people is, unfortunately, even more intense during the isolation caused by the COVID-19 virus. Many of them still suffer from feelings of insecurity and uselessness, or thoughts about suicide.

That’s why we have launched a series of podcasts in collaboration with Startitup and the first of them is aimed just to the topics, which are still taboo in our society.

We invited PhDr. Marek Madro, a psychologist and also a founder of the Internet online counseling centre called IPčko (which collaborated, for example, with the „Caught in the Net“ film), which talked about child predators in the virtual world, explained the concept of grooming and explained also the possibilities of helping the victims of such attacks.

A view at the current state of mental health of Slovaks and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected our psyche can be found in the following podcast:

Anonymous help for victims of online sexual abuse is offered by stalosato.sk (Slovak only). If necessary, do not hesitate to visit this website!

We have also contributed to the development of virtual Slovakia during the crisis

We protect virtual SlovakiaIt has been almost 2 months since many Slovak doors remained closed. We have decided to take an active approach to this crisis from the beginning.

Therefore, let’s remember what activities we were engaged in.

In order to simplify the entry to the virtual Slovakia, we have reduced the cost of registering new domains from 21st March to 30th April 2020 to 4 EUR without VAT. And we were not alone in this! We invited other partners, our Registrars, who also made favorable offers for the services such as webhosting, offers of templates or online instructions for website creation and so on.

We have also extended the date of the current call of the SK-NIC Fund for large projects until 31st May 2020, so that the applicants can have more time for preparing and sending their projects. We are interested in the projects with the potential to raise the level of education, help the environment or people with special needs. All necessary information can be found on our website (Slovak only). Up to 30,000 EUR can be allocated for one project!

We realize that combining a job with housekeeping and raising children is quite demanding. That is why we have launched the „Virtual Reading Party“ project, thanks to which we transferred several real books by Slovak authors to the virtual world. You can also listen to them on our Youtube channel (Slovak only).

From the very first days of the crisis, various statistics focused on COVID-19 have been appearing in the virtual space. We have received several questions about how has this situation been reflected in the space of virtual Slovakia, so we prepared a statistical overview of the domain environment and how the interest in registering COVID-19-related domains has been growing. You can find in on our website.

How much time is left until the measures are completely relaxed? And will it happen again? – nobody knows for sure… However, we independently continue protecting virtual Slovakia and we are ready to take further measures if it is necessary.

Junior Internet competition conference online for the first time!

Junior Internet - logoEvery year, the Association for Youth, Science and Technology (AMAVET) organizes a two-day event for primary and secondary school students with a passion for science and technology. However, the implementation of this 15th year was endangered by the COVID-19 infection. Therefore, the organizers decided to realize the event in a different way than ever before – virtually!

„152 works were submitted for this year’s competition, which is 30 more than the previous year. We are pleased with the higher number of projects because it occurred during the coronavirus pandemic that affected each of us,“ said Mr. David Richter, director of the competition.

A total of 46 projects advanced to the finals, which will be held from 24 to 25 April 2020. More information and also a video about the Junior Internet project can be found on our website (Slovak only).

AMAVET received funding for the implementation of this year’s Junior Internet competition from the SK-NIC Fund.

We are glad that we were able to support this excellent competition again. At the time of submitting the support, no one of us had any idea about how the coronavirus situation would complicate the preparation of the event. Therefore, we are very happy that the organizers accepted this challenge and will realize the finals of the competition through a video conference

[Click here to watch the live stream]

If also you have a great idea with the potential to raise the level of education, help the environment or people with special needs, do not hesitate to apply for the current call of the SK-NIC Fund, which is open until the end of May 2020. The terms, topics and all important information can be found on our website (Slovak only).