Internet.nl launched during Dutch Cyber Week 2015
April 15, 2015
During the Dutch Cyber Week 2015 the website Internet.nl was launched by the Internet Standards Platform, a collaboration among organisations from the Internet community and the Dutch government. On this website, visitors can check whether their Internet is up to date. Are your internet connection, e-mail and website actually using modern, secure internet standards? And if not, what can you do about it?
The Internet belongs to all of us and is heavily used every day by entrepreneurs, governments and citizens. To most people, the Internet has now become indispensable. The technical fundament of the Internet, however, is completely invisible and unknown to most of its users. As a consequence, modern, secure internet standards are often implemented too late or not at all. That's the context in which the Internet Standards Platform was founded and the Internet.nl website was launched.
Through Internet.nl, visitors can easily and automatically check whether their internet connection, e-mail and websites support modern, secure internet standards. If one or more standards are not up to date, the user gets guidance on how to improve this. Currently, the portal covers the following standards:
- IPv6: an extended, modern range of internet addresses;
- DNSSEC: security extensions for domain names;
- TLS: secured connections;
- DKIM, SPF and DMARC: anti-phishing and anti-spoofing.
The current website is the first public release. The Platform will continue to improve and extend the website. Feedback is appreciated.
Dutch Internet Standards Platform
The Internet Standards Platform aims to increase the usage of modern and secure internet standards in order to make the Internet more reliable for everyone. The organisations participating in the Internet Standards Platform are: the Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA), ECP, Standardisation Forum, Internet Society international, Internet Society Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), NLnet, RIPE NCC, SIDN, and SURFnet.