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{{CompanyInfo|
 
{{CompanyInfo|
| logo            = SIDNLogo.gif
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| logo            = SIDN-logo-thumbnail.jpg
 
| type            = Non-Profit
 
| type            = Non-Profit
 
| industry        = Registry
 
| industry        = Registry
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| founders        = [[Piet Beertema]]
 
| founders        = [[Piet Beertema]]
 
| ownership      =  
 
| ownership      =  
| headquarters    = Utrechtseweg 310 6812 AR Arnhem
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| headquarters    = Meander 501 6825 MD Arnhem
 
| country        = Netherlands
 
| country        = Netherlands
 
| businesses      =  
 
| businesses      =  
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| twitter        =  
 
| twitter        =  
 
| keypeople      = [[Roelof Meijer]], CEO<br>
 
| keypeople      = [[Roelof Meijer]], CEO<br>
[[Erwin Heringa]], System Engineer<br>
   
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'''Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland - SIDN''' provides registry services in Netherlands for [[.nl]] domains. It is [[ICANN]] accredited and is responsible for issuing all Dutch domain names. It has around 1900 registrars and ISPs operating under it. [[.nl]] is considered world's fourth largest and safest [[ccTLD]] with over 4 million domain names.<ref>[https://www.centr.org/main/about/members/1809-CTR.html centr]</ref> SIDN is having some issues regarding implementation of IPv6.<ref>[http://webwereld.nl/nieuws/107432/sidn-nl-faalt-met-ipv6-en-dnssec---update5.html webwereld]</ref> [[ICANN]] signed Accountability Framework for [[.nl]] [[TLD]] with SIDN in 2007.<ref>[http://www.web-hosting-top.com/news/19-icann-formalizes-relationship-with-cctld-manager-for-netherlands web-hosting-top]</ref>
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'''Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland or SIDN''' (Netherlands Domain Registration Foundation) is the national manager of the Dutch [[ccTLD]] and provides [[registry]] services in Netherlands for [[.nl]] domains. It is [[ICANN]] accredited and is responsible for issuing all Dutch domain names. It has around 1,800 registrars and ISPs operating under it.<ref name="centr">[https://centr.org/member/sidn SIDN], CENTR.org. Retrieved 2015 August 10.</ref>
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In English SIDN means Netherlands Domain Registration foundation.<ref>[http://www.f5.com/pdf/case-studies/sidn-cs.pdf f5]</ref>
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As of July 2012, .nl was the third largest ccTLD in the world, after Germany and the UK.<ref name="centr"></ref> There is one .nl domain for ever 5 people in the Netherlands, the highest such ratio of any ccTLD worldwide.<ref>[https://www.sidn.nl/en/about-sidn/About SIDN, SIDN.nl]</ref> However, SIDN has had some issues regarding the implementation of IPv6.<ref>[http://webwereld.nl/nieuws/107432/sidn-nl-faalt-met-ipv6-en-dnssec---update5.html webwereld]</ref> [[ICANN]] signed the Accountability Framework for the [[.nl]] [[TLD]] with SIDN in 2007.<ref>[http://www.web-hosting-top.com/news/19-icann-formalizes-relationship-with-cctld-manager-for-netherlands web-hosting-top]</ref>
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SIDN is a member of ICANN's [[ccNSO]].<ref>[http://forum.icann.org/lists/op-budget-fy2012/msg00002.html Budget 2012 email thread, Forum.ICANN.org]</ref>
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==DNSSEC==
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The .nl domain is considered one of the safest domains in the world. SIDN implemented DNSSEC Tier 2 for the .nl zone in 2012 and had over 600,000 domain names signed as of August 2012. It also developed the DNSSEC course and dnssec.nl to share knowledge on [[DNSSEC]], as well as contributes to the development of [[OpenDNSSEC]].<ref name="centr"></ref>
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==Comments on ICANN FY2012 Plan Framework==
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In April 2011, SIDN pointed out the need for further explanation of ICANN's 2012 budget plan. CEO of SIDN, Roelof Meijer, told ICANN that budget regarding new [[gTLD]]s, ICANN's core operations, as well as general financial aspects were over estimated and should be reviewed before finalization. Mr. Meijer esepcially takes issue with ICANN's lack of clarity and absence of further explanation on many of its budgetary figures.  Moreover, ICANN does not even have the minimum set amount in its reserve fund, and according to ICANN's Strategic Plan, it should have on hand funds for at least one year of operation.
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SIDN believes that ICANN should better plan its finances as it is a public organization.<ref>[http://forum.icann.org/lists/op-budget-fy2012/msg00002.html ICANN Forum]</ref>
    
==Domain Names==
 
==Domain Names==
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[https://www.sidn.nl/en/about-sidn/annual-reports/ SIDN Annual Reports]<br>
 
[https://www.sidn.nl/en/about-sidn/annual-reports/ SIDN Annual Reports]<br>
 
[https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/ SIDN News]<br>
 
[https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/ SIDN News]<br>
[http://www.icann.org/en/cctlds/nl/nl-icann-af-28jun07.pdf ICANN Accountability Framewrok with SIDN]
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[http://www.icann.org/en/cctlds/nl/nl-icann-af-28jun07.pdf ICANN Accountability Framework with SIDN]
    
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Companies|SIDN]]
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[[Category:CcTLD Registry]]
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