SGNIC
Singapore Network Information
Centre (SGNIC) Pte Ltd
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Company Information

Name of Company: Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) Pte Ltd 
Company Registration no.:199704146E
GST Registration no.: 199704146E
Place of Registration: Singapore

SGNIC is a fully owned subsidiary of the Infocomm Media Development Authority.
 

Mission

The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) Pte Ltd is committed to providing Internet registry and information services in an efficient, effective and reliable manner to enhance the security, stability and resilience of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure in Singapore, as well as to be a trusted outsource provider for telecommunications related operations.
 

History of SGNIC

SGNIC was formed in October 1995 with the main purpose of administering the Internet domain name space in Singapore as well as to provide a forum for the local Internet Service Providers and regulatory bodies to discuss issues related to the efficient administration of internet services in Singapore

In June 1997, SGNIC was incorporated as a private limited company, wholly-owned by the National Computer Board (NCB). SGNIC was subsequently transferred to the *Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) when the government merged the NCB and the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore on 1 December 1999.

Today, SGNIC is the appointed national registry responsible for authorising and regulating the registration, administration and management of domain name ending with the .SG Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).

In 2019, as part of Singapore’s nationwide e-invoicing initiative (now known as InvoiceNow), IMDA appointed SGNIC as the Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) provider. The SMP serves as an address book for all businesses who register to receive e-invoices.

In 2020, IMDA appointed SGNIC as the trusted outsource provider for telecommunications related operations.

*From 1 Oct 2016, SGNIC became a subsidiary of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) when IDA and MDA (Media Development Authority of Singapore) merged to form IMDA.
 
 

SGNIC Business Units

Network Information Centre (NIC)

SGNIC is the appointed national registry responsible for authorising and regulating the registration, administration and management of domain names ending with the .SG Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).

As a NIC, it aims to:
  • Establish and implement an effective policy and registration framework for administering the registration
    and promoting the growth of .SG domain names
  • Provide a Domain Name System (DNS) to enhance the security, stability and resilience of the Internet infrastructure;
  • Implement relevant emerging technologies and services in the area of DNS, and to develop the policy and technical
    frameworks necessary for their implementation; and
  • Raise technical competency of the Internet community in supporting DNS through organising workshops and
    forums on best practices and technical knowledge of DNS.

Membership Affliations

  APNIC      Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
  APTLD      Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association
  ccNSO       Country Code Name Supporting Organisation
  CDNC      Chinese Domain Name Consortium
  ICANN       Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers


Telecom Resource Operations

Telecom Resource Operations (TRO) is a trusted outsource provider to the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), with several key assignments under its charge. 

Carrying Out Radio Surveillance & Monitoring Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) 
TRO safeguards the radio spectrum in Singapore, for users to experience an interference free radio environment during their radio-communication operations. This ensures that licensed radio frequency users can provide high quality radio services and networks to their users.

TRO conducts regular radio surveillance to ensure that the licensees comply with the operating radio parameters such as Radio Frequency (RF) output power, modulation, and frequency accuracy. TRO also investigates cases and reports of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), which are referred by IMDA. 
 
You can read more at IMDA. 

Monitoring Mobile Network Operators’ (MNOs’) Quality of Service (QoS)
TRO assists IMDA on feedback related to poor mobile coverage and RF radiation hazards. It ensures that MNOs comply with IMDA’s mandated QoS requirements for mobile service coverage in Singapore.  TRO also works with stakeholders such as the National Environment Agency (NEA) and MNOs to ensure that the RF radiation limits comply with internationally accepted guidelines set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). 

You can read more on quality of service, and radiofrequency radiation.

Administering the Assignment of IMDA’s National Numbering Plan

TRO reviews all new number applications according to the National Numbering Plan (NNP) before they are submitted to IMDA for approval. 

You can read more at IMDA

Issuing Ship Station Licenses
TRO issues Ship Station Licences (SSL) for the operation of radio-communication equipment installed on-board ships registered in Singapore. TRO also ensures that vessels sailing in Singapore waters are granted the proper permits and supports/authorises new General/Restricted Operator’s Certificate (GOC/ROC) applications or revalidations.

You can read more at IMDA.

For any enquiries, please contact us via our email address.


Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) for InvoiceNow

SGNIC is the appointed SMP for Singapore’s InvoiceNow.  The SMP serves as a lookup directory to facilitate registered entities such as companies and service providers to send and receive e-invoices.