SIDN and PwC launch National .NL Internet Survey

SIDN logoSIDN, the registry for .NL, launched the Dutch National Internet Survey in partnership with PwC. All this month, Dutch people and businesses are being asked to complete a questionnaire at www.denationaleinternetenquete.nl.

The aim is to gather information about the role that the internet plays in life in the Netherlands. SIDN and PwC hope that the feedback will help businesses and policy-makers to identify and take account of the key issues and themes in this field. The survey findings will be published on 10 November at ‘25 Years of .NL’ – a congress for internet experts from the Netherlands and other countries. The National Internet Survey forms part of the activities marking the silver jubilee of .NL – the country-code domain for the Netherlands. For details, visit www.de25jaarvan.nl.

Launch of the National Internet Survey

SIDN, the company behind .nl, today launched the National Internet Survey in partnership with PwC. By organising the survey, SIDN and PwC aim to study the significance of the internet to the Dutch economy and society, as well as to the everyday life of people in the Netherlands.

Roelof Meijer, SIDN’s CEO: “With more than 94 per cent of Dutch people now using the internet, it is hard to imagine what life would be like without it. So, by carrying out the National Internet Survey, we want to find out what Dutch internet users see as the main issues and themes involving the internet and what they expect a future with the internet to be like. We also hope to improve awareness of what people are thinking, so that the government and the business community can take that into account in their future policies.”

The National Internet Survey is aimed at all Dutch people and businesses, and deals with the following themes:

  • Standards & Values
  • Privacy & Security
  • Politics
  • Consumption
  • Relationships
  • Knowledge
  • Internet use
  • Mobile internet use

The survey questionnaire can be completed at www.denationaleinternetenquete.nl up to and including 30 September 2011. Respondents have the chance to win a MacBook, an iPad2 or an iPhone5.

Publication of the results

The National Internet Survey forms part of the activities marking the silver jubilee of the .nl domain. The survey findings will be published interactively on 10 November at the congress ‘25 Years of .NL’. As part of the proceedings, internet experts from the Netherlands and other countries will give their views on the important, topical internet themes covered by the survey.

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