CZ: IPv6 and DNSSEC will help…

CZ: IPv6 and DNSSEC will help choose the best websites of Cities and Municipalities

Published on: 08/01/2013

Thus, in this context, websites will not be evaluated using only traditional criteria such as publishing mandatory information, visual design or site control and navigation, but also regarding the Implementation of these technologies both in regional rounds and the national round as well.

Evaluation of the “IPv6 and DNSSEC Implementation” category will be carried out by the CZ.NIC Association, responsible for the maintenance of the Czech national domain, which has been promoting these technologies in the country for a long time. To achieve widespread adoption of these new internet technologies, CZ.NIC decided to reward all participants who receive full marks for this criterion (i.e. if their domain is signed with DNSSEC and all their web, DNS and e-mail servers support IPv6) with a special prize. The responsible believe that the new criterion will contribute to further expansion of the new technologies in public administration (as eGovernment services should be setting an example for others to follow).

The introduction of these new criteria is also a response to the “Digital Czech Republic 2.0” strategy, which aims to support the digital economy and competitiveness of the Czech Republic. The deployment of IPv6 is also the focus of Government Resolution no. 727, dated 8 June 2009, which has the form of a recommendation for regional governors and the mayor of Prague. After the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses in September 2012, the Economic Committee of the Czech Parliament adopted a resolution in which it invited representatives of local authorities to make their electronic services accessible over IPv6 and include IPv6 compatibility requirements in the conditions of their selection procedures.

According to a survey of the CZ.NIC Association implemented as part of the European GEN6 project, IPv6 is supported by the web services of only one regional office and 9.8% of major cities and municipalities (with extended powers). DNSSEC is enabled at only 30% of regional offices and 26% of municipalities with extended powers, which is below the national average (37%).

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