NGI Zero awarded two EC research and innovation actions 2018/12/01

EC publishes study on Next Generation Internet 2025 2018/10/05

Bob Goudriaan successor of Marc Gauw 2017/10/12

NLnet Labs' Jaap Akkerhuis inducted in Internet Hall of Fame 2017/09/19

NLnet and Gartner to write vision for EC's Next Generation Internet initiative 2017/04/12

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs donates 0.5 million to "Internet Hardening Fund" 2016/12/16


Announcement: NSD 2.0.0

NSD is an authoritative only, high performance, simple and open source name server, which is being developed at NLnet Labs. You can download NSD from

This release is a major release. The most important new feature is experimental support for DNSSEC. This support is disabled by default until the DNSSEC standards are finalized. Also new is a lex/yacc based zone parser that should be RFC compliant.

Since NSD 1.2.4 there are major internal code changes: the database format is much more compact and responses are generated on-the-fly instead of being precompiled in the database. These changes were made to make DNSSEC implementation easier. See the presentation for a description of these changes and the performance impact.

NSD 2.0.0 has been fully regression tested against bind 8.4.4 and NSD 1.2.4 using the root and .nl zones. Please read the README document for configuration and installation instructions.


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Deadline June 1st, 2019.


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