.NL regulations synopsis:
A local administrative contact is necessary. EuropeID will provide this at no additional cost.
Annual domain charge: EUR 81.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, at no additional cost.
FAQ for domain names in .NL and Netherlands
Is local company in Netherlands required?
No, it is not necessary to have a local company in Netherlands in order to get a .NL domain name registered.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in Netherlands?
No, it is not necessary to have a local administrative contact in Netherlands to register a .NL domain name.
Are trademarks applicable in Netherlands?
Unfortunately, access to .NL domains is not facilitated with either a trademark application or registration in Netherlands or anywhere else.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .NL IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .NL domains?
Some restrictions apply to the type of domain names available in Netherlands. Please contact us beforehand if you are seeking to apply for a generic type .NL domain.
How long does it take to register a .NL domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 1 day to register a .NL domain in Netherlands. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the Dutch domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .NL domain name can consist of?
Applications for .NL domain names with less than 2 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .NL domain name can consist of?
Applications for .NL domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one Dutch domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of Dutch .NL domain names.
Do I have to configure my DNS in advance?
If you choose to use your own DNS, all specified name servers must be operational and respond authoritatively for the .NL domain.
Are there other TLDs related to Netherlands available?
Yes, there are other Dutch domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for Netherlands below: