The Brazilian Network Information Centre – NIC.br was created to implement the decisions and projects designed by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – CGI.br, which is responsible for the co-ordination and integration of all Internet service initiatives in the country.

NIC.br is the executive arm of the CGI.br. Its mission involves certain rights and obligations, which include:

  • registering and maintaining <.br> domain names, as well as allocating Autonomous System Numbers (ASN) and IPv4 or IPv6 addresses in the country through Registro.br;
  • handling and responding to computer security incidents involving networks connected to the Brazilian Internet, activities to be carried out by CERT.br; 
  • projects that support and improve the network infrastructure in the country, such as the direct interconnection between networks (PTT.br) and the distribution of the Brazilian Official Time (NTP.br). These projects are the responsibility of CEPTRO.br;
  • producing and publishing indicators, statistics and strategic information on the development of the Internet in Brazil, under the responsibility of CETIC.br;
  • promoting studies and recommending procedures, regulations, and technical and operational standards that will improve network and Internet service security, as well as ensure its increased and adequate use by society, as established by the W3C.br; 
  • providing technical and operational support to LACNIC, the Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre.

Website: https://nic.br