Victims temporarily isolated from the global internet
The idea behind the initiative is that, in an emergency, a DDoS attack victim can 'escape' by temporarily isolating themselves from the global internet and providing services only to clients of 'trusted networks'. Most of the trusted networks in question are the networks of Dutch ISPs such as XS4ALL. However, TNI is in principle open to non-Dutch participants as well. The Czech Republic has a similar initiative known as Project Fenix, which the Czech national registry participates in.
Companies and organisations already affiliated to TNI include AMS-IX, ASP4ALL, ING, Joint Transit, NL-IX, Open Peering Initiative, Logius, Rabobank, SIDN, SNS Bank, SURFnet and XS4ALL. NLnet's Marc Grauw heads up the initiative, which is also supported by the Ministry of Security & Justice, DHPA, the Dutch Datacenter Association, DINL and others.
Internet security and stability
SIDN has signed the TNI declaration of intent because the initiative contributes to further enhancement of the stability of the internet in the Netherlands, which is very important for Dutch internet users and for SIDN, as the national domain name registry. We also believe that the initiative has great relevance for .nl registrars, many of whom also provide hosting services.
In the period ahead, we will work with the other participants to develop TNI further and will involve the Registrars' Association in the project.
View a short video on YouTube about TNI.