First top level domain .nl celebrates its 30th anniversary | CWI Amsterdam

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  • First top level domain .nl celebrates its 30th anniversary |CWI Amsterdam

    On 25 April 2016, the initial national best level domain , .nl, celebrated its 30th anniversary. About25 April 1986, CWI took care of registering the particular NL leading level domain within theframework involving its international as well as national networking activities. This specific initialcountry domain had been registered simply by Piet Beertema (CWI), which played the central roleinside EUnet - predecessor regarding the open European Internet, together using Teus Hagen, JaapAkkerhuis along with others. The initial domain Piet Beertema registered had been cwi.nl.

    Beertema managed the actual .nl domain regarding ten years. Because Of towards the explosivegrowth of the variety of domains, the particular job became as well hard for just one person. in 1996,the Stichting World wide web Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN) was LayerOnline founded, whichusually took over Beertema's registration operate in January 1997. Following that, Beertema becamea new board part of SIDN. Throughout 1999 he received the royal decoration for his pioneeringperform for that World wide web inside the Netherlands and also Europe.

    More info can end up being found on Beertema's homepage 'godfatherof.nl', Peter Olsthoorns book:25 Jaar World wide web inside Nederland en SIDN: Ons verhaal

    Picture above: Web pioneers Jaap Akkerhuis, Daniel Karrenberg, Teus Hagen, and also PietBeertema (CWI) at Piet Beertema's farewell party in CWI on the occassion associated with hisretirement upon 16 September 2004. Source: CWI.

  • Piet Beertema within 2011. Foto: Aschwin Fokker.