Member Profile: .ro
Full Name of Registry:National Institute for R&D in Informatics
Contact details (address, phone, fax, general enquiries):
Bd. Averescu 8-10, Sector 1
Founding date: 1970
Registration Model (Registry/Registrar system; Direct registrations; Both): Both
Number of domain names: 750.263 on July 27, 2014
History: The Central Institute for Informatics (ICI) was founded in 1970 as the main center for advanced researches in informatics in Romania. Throughout the years ICI has been reorganized under different names. In 1998, December 23, the Romanian Government approved the Decision no. 936 to give to the institute a new name: "National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest". ICI is under the coordination of the Ministry for Information Society. In 1992, under the coordination of the Ministry of Research, ICI started the development of the RNC network for research in Romania, becoming the first ISP in Romania. On February 26, 1993, the .RO domain name was delegated by IANA to ICI. The Romanian Government's Decision nr. 22 on March 11, 2009, acknowledges that ICI has responsibilities for the organization, administration and management of the top level domain, acting as the registry for .ro domain names.