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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.)

News

 

12.12.2019 New domain registration campaigns continue in 2020

2019 is significant for us – we have much to celebrate! We achieved the milestone of 400,000 domains ending with .sk! The number of those who decided to enter virtual Slovakia is growing. Communication is developing, we have many education offers, there are many different shops and also entertainment options. However, various dangers are growing too!

We know that this space needs to be protected, so we launched the DNSSEC service in April. Together, we have managed to secure more than 25% of the domains with this service, and this number continues to grow. Thus, Slovakia ranked among the top European countries in the share of domains secured by DNSSEC.

9.12.2019 Very soon - automated DNSSEC activation

Even if the deployment of DNSSEC in the .sk domain is already now excellent, in order to secure a higher standard of the services for domain holders and a comfort of services for the registrars, we are planning to introduce automated DNSSEC activation on the basis of the data on the DNS servers (so called CDS scanning).

This process is an alternative to entering the data for DNSSEC to our .sk domain registry. We also point out that only two ccTLD – .ch (Switzerland) and .cz (Czech Republic) have this state-of-the-art technology in the DNSSEC field, Slovakia will thus rank as a third!

The CDS scanning service for the .sk domain will be launched already from 1 January 2020 and we are glad that we can again increase the standard of the provided services and contribute to the higher security of virtual Slovakia.

This system will function by daily scanning of the zone records of individual domains for a so called CDS record (according to RFC 8078). More detailed technical information for the registrars is available in the registrar console.

2.12.2019 The projects of the first call of the SK-NIC Fund have been approved!

After closing the call of the SK-NIC Fund for the support of young projects the assessment committee has announced the results. From among 56 projects that applied 11 were recommended for the support!

43 % of all requests are from the field of education, however also citizens associations, natural persons, limited liability companies, foundations or church organizations were among the applicants.

We are glad that the process of the first call has passed successfully. Enough applications were accepted and most of the applicants chose the topic of education in the field of information-communication technologies. This confirms that the topics for the first call were chosen correctly.

40 from the overall amount of the projects that applied (56) have gone through the formal control. 18 of them fulfilled also quality requirements and passed also to the second round of the assessment process. In the process of assessment the emphasis was being put not only on the benefit for the target group, but also on the way of the realization of the project, efficiency or sustainability of the project. In the end the assessors moved 11 best projects for the approval.