SIDN manages the registration of all .nl domain names
Every new .nl domain name that is created is registered by SIDN. The organisation also ensures that all these domains can be reached. In 2018, there were almost 6 million registered domains, which were called up by users around the world. Every day, SIDN's systems process more than a billion search queries.
Wouter Selen, Network Engineer at SIDN, explains the importance of a stable IT infrastructure: “It is essential for all internet users in the Netherlands that our systems operate stably. If we experience a malfunction then, in the most extreme case, it will be impossible to call up or access any .nl domain; something which is unthinkable in today's world. In addition, the datacenter is our primary production location. If our infrastructure breaks down, no new .nl domains can be created."