Internet security

We often take it for granted that .nl websites and mailboxes can always be reached. But a lot of work goes in to making sure that they can. SIDN maintains the foundations for the security and accessibility of the .nl domain. And there are things that you can do to keep your domain name safe. Read about our security work and your protection options.

DNSSEC

This website brings you the latest news about DNSSEC. There's also technical and practical advice on how to improve the security of your domain names.
  • DNSSEC

Security of .nl

We have put a variety of security measures in place and cooperate with other parties on security issues. Our own security team maintains a constant watch, but if you discover a weakness, please let us know.
  • Security of .nl

  • Combat phishing and malware

  • DNS abuse

  • Anycast

  • The Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)

  • Reporting a security breach

Abuse of the internet

Information about the most common forms of internet crime, such as phishing and typosquatting.
  • Protecting yourself against internet abuse in the Netherlands and in gTLDs

  • Abuse of the internet

Security options

Interested in the security of your domain name? There are various ways you can enhance security, including DNSSEC and the SIDN services linked below.
  • Salaries stolen using hacked e-mail addresses

  • Domain name Surveillance Service (DBS)

  • .nl Control

  • Tuesday 29 January 2019 Internet security

    Fake webshops taken off line much sooner

    Faster detection and take-down procedure means less fraud

    Afbeelding van Fake webshops taken off line much sooner
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  • Tuesday 15 January 2019 Internet security

    Registrants and operators need to test for EDNS compliance

    Domain names on non-compliant servers may be unreachable after 1 February

    Afbeelding van Registrants and operators need to test for EDNS compliance
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  • Tuesday 8 January 2019 Internet security

    DDoS attacks hit 15% more websites in 2018

    Attacks are increasingly targeted

    Afbeelding van DDoS attacks hit 15% more websites in 2018
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