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Type: Public
Industry: Internet
Founded: 1999
Headquarters: 6F, IT Venture Tower,78

Garak-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-950

Country: Korea

KRNIC (Korea Network Information Center) is the domain name registry for the .kr country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) in Korea.


KRNIC was founded in 1999 to manage the internet resources of Korea. In 2009, it was merged with Korea Internet Security Agency (KISA) and (National Internet Development Agency of Korea)NIDA. KRNIC is now performing its responsibilities as Korean registry under supervision of KISA.[1]


KRNIC's primary role is the coordination of Korean internet resources such as:[2]

  1. allocate and assign internet protocol (IP) addresses and autonomous system (AS) numbers
  2. manage and develop policies for .kr. domain
  3. ensure the operation and evolution of DNS, accreditation of registrars, etc.