European TLDs Form Centre To Strengthen Cybersecurity Capabilities and Resilience

Eleven European TLDs with support from the organisation representing 50 TLDs across Europe, CENTR, have launched the European top-level domain Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (EUR TLD ISAC). The Centre has the goal of strengthening cybersecurity capabilities and resilience among TLD operators across Europe as well as fostering collaboration.

The European TLD ISAC, which launched a website today, has a mission “to enhance the security posture of top-level domain registries in Europe through information sharing, collaboration, and the promotion of best practices. In an age where cyber threats evolve rapidly, cooperation among domain registry operators, security experts, and other stakeholders is vital to protect the digital infrastructure.”

The website contains freely available resources including:

  • Threat Intelligence Reports: Stay informed about the latest cyber threats and vulnerabilities affecting top-level domain registries in Europe.
  • Best Practice Guidelines: Access comprehensive guides to help strengthen your domain’s security posture.
  • Upcoming Events: Stay connected by exploring our calendar of cybersecurity seminars, workshops, and webinars.
  • Membership Information: Learn how you can become a part of our community and contribute to Europe’s digital resilience.

The founding members of the TLD ISAC are:, DNS Belgium, SWITCH, DENIC eG, Punktum dk, EURid, AFNIC, SIDN,, and Nominet.

“This ISAC is incredibly valuable as it gives us a platform to share our collective challenges, and the knowledge, thoughts, and best practices needed to face these,” said Paul Lewis, CISO at Nominet and Chair of the TLD ISAC Steering Committee. “Right now, cyber criminals are out there sharing information and we need to do the same if we’re going to keep pace with the threat landscape. By taking this proactive approach, we can set a positive example for the TLD operator industry.”

“The TLD ISAC Working Group will allow us to make use of the shared knowledge of all members across Europe to further improve our cybersecurity and response to emerging cyber threats,” said another partner Kristof Tuyteleers, CISO at DNS Belgium and Chair of the TLD ISAC Working Group. “The website is an important facilitator. It is also our calling card for interested stakeholders to see what the ISAC has to offer and how important our joint contribution is to the global security of the domain name space.”

The TLD ISAC is supported by CENTR, the association of European country code top level domain (ccTLD) registries. Strategic oversight and impetus come from the Steering Committee consisting of the founding members of the TLD ISAC. The TLD ISAC will be welcoming collaboration partners at a later stage. Interested parties are invited to contact the Steering Committee and Working Group Chairs.

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