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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 transfer 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.
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?
No. Unfortunately at this moment we do not offer Local Agent's solution in the Netherlands. To register .nl domain you must fulfill all the registry's requirements on your own
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 already 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:
Are there any other Dutch alternatives for the .nl TLD?
Yes. In The Netherlands there are being used also the following internet names:
Why is it worth registering
Dutch domains with Intername?
simple ordering processYou can register your .nl domains with us either via an uncomplicated application form in 3 quick steps, or by email. You will gain access to your .nl domain as quickly as possible
free additional addonsFor each .nl domain registered, you will receive access to our 4 reliable DNS servers with a ZONE manager, redirection server and free domain parking. We also offer a free .NL whois server
versatile payment optionsWe accept traditional bank transfers in selected currencies, debit/credit cards and online payments (including PayPal). Payment details for Dutch domains can be found in the payment methods section of this page
contact profiles for domainsThanks to the ability to add and use an unlimited number of contact profiles, you can register selected domains directly for yourself or for those with whom you work - companies and friends
effective renewal remindersPrior to the expiry date of your .nl domain and other domains registered with us, we will inform you in advance (by e-mail and, in selected countries, also by SMS) - so that you have time to renew your domains without the risk of them being taken over by someone else
automatic renewals of .nl domainsWe provide 2 billing modes - deposit (default) and credit. Both methods offer a flexible choice of domain and service renewals, including automatic renewal up to the amount of the deposit or with deferred payment
quick contact and professional supportIf you have problems with registering or managing your .nl domain you can contact us by email or phone. You will find more information on the contact page
low prices and no hidden costsWe offer competitive prices for .nl and other domains. We are characterised by price stability and cost transparency. All standard services have a predetermined, possibly lowest price and are listed in our price list
honesty and lawfulnessWith each registration or renewal of a .nl domain or other service we offer, you will automatically receive a pro-forma invoice, followed by a VAT invoice in accordance with the applicable tax regulations. Your rights are confirmed in writing
convenient consolidationYou can align the payment terms of all the domains and services you own with us so that you only pay one invoice a year; and renew your .nl domains for up to 10 years in advance
stable registrarWe are trusted by thousands of individuals and companies. We have been registering .nl domains for 15 years, and the oldest domain actively maintained with us was registered in 1997
plenty of available domainsIn addition to .nl, .amsterdam, .co.nl, we offer another 697 domain extensions. With Intername you can have all your domains in one place!
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.
Last update: 2023-03-01
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Other Dutch domains
Alternative domain endings in the Netherlands:
Available payment methods
We accept the following payment methods for .nl domains:
- wire bank transfer
EUR (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
USD (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
GBP (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
RON (SWIFT: ALBPPLPW)
PLN (SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK)
- credit cards, online payments, PayPal