About SIDN Labs and ENTRADA

SIDN Labs is the R&D department of SIDN, the domainname registry for the .nl ccTLD. We develop and evaluate new technologies and systems with a goal of further enhancing the stability and security of .nl, the DNS and the infrastructure of the wider internet. The results of our work include prototypes, performance analyses, standards, articles and reports. SIDN Labs focuses particularly on DNS scalability and security, DNS big data and privacy and identity management.

We have developed the ENTRADA big data platform to analyse very large volumes of DNS traffic. The platform is intended to increase the stability and security of the .nl internet zone and the global internet infrastructure by enabling new applications and automated services that scan our DNS traffic for anomalies and threats.

The ENTRADA deployment at SIDN currently contains about 2 years of DNS traffic from our name servers, which equates to over 100 billion queries and the responses to them. Every day, the database increases with a further 400 million queries. The ENTRADA applications that we are working on include algorithms for phishing detection and the identification of botnet traffic.

By releasing ENTRADA as an open source project we hope to jumpstart a community of ENTRADA users. New applications based on ENTRADA can aid in further enhancing the stability and security of the internet as a whole.