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Brief regulationsDomain .nl (Netherlands). No restrictions
All presented fees for .nl domains are Net value, tax excluded, and apply to 1 year upkeep
VAT tax in local rate will be applied to the subjects based in the European Union which are not registered as an active VAT EU entities and to all subjects from Poland
Information regarding registration of .NL domains
Full registration regulations for .NL domainsDomains .nl do not have any special requirements. We can register unlimited amount of .nl domains for the aplicant.
.NL domain name transfer sets new expiration date, which is 1 year further from the transfer date.
How to register .NL domainIn order to register Dutch .nl domain name, enter your chosen domain, together with it's .nl extension in a search box above and check if it's available by clicking Search. You may also contact our Support directly and let us know the domain name you are interested in for manual check.
How to transfer domain .NLTo transfer .nl domain you need to provide us the AuthInfo code, also known as EPP code. You should obtain it from your current domain supplier.
Transfer of .nl domain sets new expiration date to 1 year ahead from the transfer date. During the transfer process DNS and owner contact details remain unaffected.
You can ask for more information regarding transferring procedure of domain names in the Netherlands via our contact form.
To transfer your domain name with .nl ending, simply use our transfer form which can be found at Transfer in.
Frequently Asked Questions
for .NL domains
Are there any SIDN registry's restrictions in force when ordering .nl domain?
Yes. There are additional requirements for .nl domain registration. More detailed description of .nl ending limitations can be found in full regulations above or further down in our FAQ.
Mentioned restrictions do not apply if you or your company have chosen to register .nl domain with our organisation. When using our Local Agent service in the Netherlands all .nl registry's registration requirements would be fulfilled - free of charge
Is the local company in the Netherlands required in order to register .nl domain?
No. In order to buy .nl domain there is no need in having a local company registered in the Netherlands
Is the local administrative contact in the Netherlands required in order to register .nl domain?
Yes. To register .nl domain you need to assign local admin contact in the Netherlands. Dutch domains require local administrative contact. We provide it for our applicants free of charge
Do you offer a service that allows anyone to register domain in the Netherlands despite local restrictions?
Yes. Our service called Local Agent in the Netherlands will let you register .nl domain, fulfilling all Dutch registry's requirements - please contact us if you wish to know more about the Local Agent service
I already own Dutch trademark which is identical to my chosen .nl domain, or own any other active trademarks, would this help me in aquiring .nl domain?
No. Registered Dutch trademarks or other trademarks do not have any major impact on .nl domain registration possibilities in the Netherlands. There is first-come, first-served basis
Can I register any domain name with .nl ending?
Yes. Any names are allowed within .nl zone (including generic and dictionary words), however registry in the Netherlands may have a list of forbidden domains and registration of such names would not be possible
Can I register Dutch domain .nl with non-standard ASCII characters (IDN)?
No. Currently it is not possible to register .nl domains with non-standard characters outside ASCII alphabet.
If you still want to register .nl domain (IDN) with national non-standard characters, please contact us
What is the minimum and maximum length of a domain name with .nl ending?
Dutch domains must consist between the minimum 2 and maximum of 63 characters
Is there any limit in the amount of .nl domains that could be registered in the Netherlands?
No. Domain registry in the Netherlands allows an unlimited amount of registered .nl domains per single entity
Is there any way to check who is the owner of previously registered .nl domain?
You could try to check whois server response in Dutch registry WHOIS database for chosen .nl domain
Our free .nl whois tool is available here:
The information regarding domains .nl in the Netherlands presented on this page and .nl TLD prices are not an offer in the meaning of the Civil Code. Displayed data and Dutch .nl domain logo together with SIDN registry logo are for information purposes only.
In case of any questions or issues with .nl domain registration in the Netherlands please contact us!
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Available payment methods
We accept the following payment methods for .nl domains:
- wire bank transfer
50 2490 1057 0000 9902 7930 1211
06 2490 1057 0000 9901 7930 1211
65 1140 2004 0000 3502 5243 0196
- credit cards, online payments, PayPal