NLnet Labs participates in various stakeholder groups, offering advice and insight on Internet technology and governance.

IETF DNS Operations (dnsop) Working Group

Benno Overeinder is co-chair of the DNS Operations Working Group in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The dnsop WG will develop guidelines for the operation of DNS software and services and for the administration of DNS zones. These guidelines will provide technical information relating to the implementation of the DNS protocol by the operators and administrators of DNS zones.

Quad9 Foundation Council

Benno Overeinder serves on the board of directors of the Quad9 foundation. Quad9 is a recursive DNS service providing cybersecurity protection against malware and phishing. As a not-for-profit organisation, Quad9 does not collect or resell personal data and provides a trusted service to individuals and organisations at no cost and with no contract.

DNS-OARC Board of Directors

Benno Overeinder serves on the board of the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS-OARC), which brings together key operators, implementors, and researchers on a trusted platform so they can coordinate responses to attacks and other concerns, share information and learn together.

DNS-OARC Programme Committee

Willem Toorop is a member of the DNS-OARC Programme Committee, which consists of seven volunteers whose role is to solicit and review material for OARC Workshops and other meetings.

ICANN Advisory Roles

Jaap Akkerhuis has served on the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) since its inception. SSAC advises the ICANN community and Board on matters relating to the security and integrity of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems. This includes operational, administrative, and registration matters. SSAC engages in ongoing threat assessment and risk analysis of the Internet naming and address allocation services to assess where the principal threats to stability and security lie, and advises the ICANN community accordingly.

In addition, Jaap Akkerhuis has various other ICANN advisory roles to support the Internet community. These include Work Track 5: Geographic Names at the Top-Level, which focuses on developing proposed recommendations regarding the treatment of geographic names at the top-level, as well as the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC), responsible for advising the ICANN community and Board on matters relating to the operation, administration, security, and integrity of the Internet's Root Server System. Lasty, he serves on the Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP), ICANN's process for evaluating proposed gTLD registry services or contractual modifications for security, stability or competition issues.

The Internet Society Organisation Member Advisory Council

Jaap Akkerhuis represents NLnet Labs on the Internet Society Organisation Member Advisory Council. It serves as an advisory body to Internet Society senior management and board on matters affecting the general welfare and effectiveness of the global Internet and its users.

Dutch Internet Standards Platform

NLnet Labs is a member of the Dutch Internet Standards Platform (Platform Internetstandaarden). Through this initiative various partners from the Internet community and the Dutch government collaborate to raise awareness about and increase the usage of modern Internet Standards, such as IPv6, DNSSEC, RPKI, TLS, SPF, DMARC and DKIM.

Dutch Forum Standardisation

Benno Overeinder was appointed to the Dutch Forum Standardisation (Forum Standaardisatie) by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands. The forum aims to ensure interoperability and supplier independence through the use of open standards in the public sector. To achieve this, Forum Standardisation stimulates the use of open standards and maintains a list of which ones are required. In addition, the forum monitors adoption and compliance, as well as advising on the implementation and application of open standards.