Network Information Center


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Network Information Center

(NIC) A body that provides information, assistance and services to network users. These will typically include telephone and electronic mail "help desk" type services for users and network information services such as hostnames and addresses which are accessed automatically by computers using some client-server protocol (usually Sun's NIS).

See also Network Operations Center.
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The Brazilian Network Information Center - NIC.br (http://www.nic.br/) is a civil entity, under private law and non-profit, which, in addition to implementing the decisions and projects of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br).
According to the China Internet Network Information Center's (2013) most recent survey, China has 564 million Internet users, representing 42.1% of the population.
The figures from China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) show that approx 54.9% of its Internet users are male, 57.9% are unmarried, and 51.2% are under 25 years old.
The number of online users in China gained 10 per cent last year to 564 million, more than the population of any country except India, the government-run China Internet Network Information Center said last month.
Earlier, allocation of IPv6 was handled by an Australian internet-registrar, Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC, also an anagram for PANIC), who did not share their database freely and in a timely fashion in the event of a cybercrime.
Taipei, July 11, 2012 (CENS)--The number of mobile internet users in Taiwan hit 5.35 million in the first half, double from 2.66 million year on year (YoY), according to the "Survey of Broadband Usage in Taiwan" released by the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).
ISLAMABAD -- Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) are organizing a 3-day workshop on the topic of Internet Resource Management, IP version 6 (IPv6) and DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) starting from July 18 in a local hotel.
The Africa Network Information Center (AfriNIC), Africa's regional Internet registry, has been working with governments, universities and corporations to drive up the rate of deployment.
In China the use of microblogging quadrupled in 2011, while the total number of Weibo users rose 296 percent over the year to 249.9 million, half of the country's total internet population, according to data from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
This local search engine is linked up with APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Center) database which would help the users to access ownership and management information of an IP address of the country.
The Whois service is linked up with APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Center) database.
The beginning of the open registration of Vietnamese IDNs was celebrated by Dot VN, the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) and Key-Systems on April 28, 2011 at VNNIC's headquarters in Hanoi.

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