NLnet Labs is a not-for-profit organisation which specialises in the development of free, open source projects for the core of the Internet. The initial work on the RPKI toolset has been funded by grants. Now that Krill and Routinator are widely used production grade projects, we rely on the industry to fund continued development and maintenance.

Current Sponsors


The Brazilian Network Information Centre – has committed to offering RPKI services for their members in 2019. For this purpose, they fund the development of the NLnet Labs RPKI toolset. was created to implement the decisions and projects designed by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee –, which is responsible for the co-ordination and integration of all Internet service initiatives in the country. is the executive arm of the

Presentation by LACNIC and on RPKI efforts during GTER 46, in Portuguese.


DigitalOcean kindly sponsors us with their cloud platform. Their managed Kubernetes solution, designed for simple container orchestration, allows our development team to easily deploy and test Krill with a wide range of Relying Party software, as well as Routinator with a variety of virtual routers.

DigitalOcean has several open source project of their own, and actively gives back to the open source community by sponsoring projects.

Read more about DigitalOcean's Open Source Sponsorships.

Past Sponsors


In 2018, the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) programme awarded a grant for the development of Routinator, NLnet Labs’ RPKI Relying Party software. The MOSS awards programme supports open source projects that contribute to Mozilla’s work and the health of the Internet. Specifically for the MOSS Mission Partners track, Mozilla looks for projects that are closely aligned with its own mission.

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) endorsed this project. AMS-IX was one of the world’s first Internet Exchanges to offer RPKI-based filtering on their route server platform.

Learn more about the Mozilla MOSS program and read the MOSS news announcement.


The RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund supports non-commercial projects of value to the operation and resilience of the Internet, with a focus on tools and services benefitting the technical community in the RIPE NCC service region.

A selection committee comprised of a RIPE NCC Executive Board Member and three volunteers from the RIPE community has selected the NLnet Labs RPKI toolset as one of the recipients in 2018, out of more than 40 applications from 20 different countries.

Learn more about the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund and the recipients for 2018.


The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of the Netherlands has funded the development of the RPKI toolset that is developed by NLnet Labs in 2019, to support availability and diversity in the software landscape. As a result, the NCSC aim to contribute to the adoption of RPKI, in order to prevent route leaking and hijacking.

The NCSC is the central information hub and centre of expertise for cyber security in the Netherlands. The NCSC's mission is to contribute to enhancing the resilience of Dutch society in the digital domain, and thus to create a secure, open and stable information society.

Read the announcement by the NCSC (in Dutch) and the news post on our website.