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About .nl Domains

sidn.nl is the sponsor and Hexonet is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .nl extensions that represents The Netherlands.

Who can register .nl domains?

Anyone can register a .nl domain.

Registration Restrictions
Must Use
  • 3 - 63 Characters
Can Use
  • Letters: a-z
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
Cannot Use
  • Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)


Features Availability
Registration Length 1 year
Renewal Length 1 year1
Bulk Registration Supported
Backorders Not Supported
Transfers To Supported 2
Transfers Away Supported 3
Account Change Supported 4
Ownership Protection Supported
Privacy Protection Supported
Cashparking Supported
Contact Updates Supported 5
IDNs Not Supported
Refunds

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

Nameserver Requirements
Must Use
  • 2-13 Nameservers
  • Authoritive Nameservers
  • Unique IP addresses
Can Use
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
Cannot Use
  • Vanity Nameservers
  • DNSSEC


1Renewal restrictions

You can renew .nl domain names when they are within six months of the expiration date, but you must renew them before their expiration dates. The renewal date depends on whether you set the domain name to auto-renew or manually renew. We attempt auto-renewal on the 1st day of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date.

If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal on the 10th of the month and again on the 20th of the month. If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, you can attempt to recover it. See Recovering expired domain names for instructions on the redemption.

For example: Your .nl domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.



2Transfers in requirements

When a .nl domain is transferred, any registration period longer than 1 year does not carry over to the new registrar.


3Transfers away requirements

Please contact customer support to request an authorization code for .nl domain transfers away.



4Account Change Requirements:

When you move a .nl domain to another account you cannot change the registrant's first name, last name, or organization. Please choose the "do not change" option for the contact information during the account change process.


5Contact Update requirements

For changes to the registrant information on your .nl domain name, please contact our support team for assistance.

Changes to all other domain name contacts can be made through the Domain Manager. See Change my domain contact information for information on this process.



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