.nl Domain Names

Registry: SIDN
Origin: Netherlands
Date of creation: 1986

Description: the .NL ccTLD is the official extension of the Netherlands

Whois: see https://www.sidn.nl/whois?language_id=2
(updated in real time)


.NL domain names at Gandi

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by SIDN since 2008
Price: see the .NL price list
Associated Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Attribution: .NL domains are open to everyone, however the owner and/or the administrative contact must provide a valid address in the Netherlands. If you do not have such local address, the Registry SIDN provides you with a domicile address, according to the Domicile Address Procedure
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or hyphen (other than in the first or last place)
IDN (accented domain name): no
Registration period: 1 year
Third-level domain: no
Private domain registration: yes, at the registry level. Only the email address of administrative and technical contacts are published if the owner is an individual, and in addition the owner name if the owner is a legal person


Renewal: no later than 2 days before the Expiration date
Disputes: Disputes and complaints
Transfer (change of Registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (which you must get from the former registrar) and that the domain does not expire soon. The effective transfer depends on your validation (by email) and renews the domain name for one year
Change of Ownership: requires Gandi's owner change form and accompanying proofs of ID. The expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 40 days, see this table
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