31 January 2021
On 31 January 1996, Piet Beertema, the man behind creation of the .nl domain, got together with Ted Lindgreen and Boudewijn Nederkoorn to set up the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands. Since that day, we've been honoured to continue the work that Piet began.
18 February 2021
With the help of ICT-related legal advice provider ICTRecht, we now offer SIDN BrandGuard subscribers the option of getting legal advice and initiating proceedings if their brand name is abused in a (maliciously registered) domain name.
CyberSterk – our security solution for SMEs – was transferred to our long-time partner Guardian360. Guardian360 is an experienced market player with an extensive client portfolio, capable of taking CyberSterk forward and thus promoting security in the SME sector.
29 March 2021
In the Netherlands, cybersecurity expertise of the kind needed to counter large-scale cyber-attacks is in short supply. The Twente University Centre for Cybersecurity Research aims to change that. We co-founded the project and remain involved.
18 June 2021
In June, the NCTV and NCSC organised the biggest cyber-emergency exercise ever held in the Netherlands, ISIDOOR 2021. We took part because we're a designated 'operator of essential services'. As well as reassuring us that we're generally well-prepared, the exercise flagged up a few areas where we can do even better.
20 July 2021
We entered into a partnership with Zynyo, the electronic signing platform. The integration of IRMA into the Zynyo platform underscores the great potential of IRMA. It gives enterprises and public bodies assurance that the person signing an electronic document is who they say they are. At the same time, the signatory is assured of the privacy they're entitled to.
17 November 2021
Since its launch, our Domain Name Surveillance Service (DBS) has evolved. By autumn 2021, we felt the name no longer fitted. So we renamed the service to coincide with the unveiling of a completely redesigned web interface. SIDN BrandGuard now protects more than three hundred brand names.
21 December 2021
To mark thirty-five years of .nl, we decided to look back at the history of our national domain. As a vital component of the Dutch economy and Dutch society, .nl is an institution the Netherlands can be proud of. An institution that deserves its own podcast!