European Domains: Netherlands (.nl)
Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the Dutch domain type, ie. “nl”. Therefore to search “www.bb-online.nl” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.
The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED.
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Once the domain is registered
All Dutch domain names registered with us are stored on our international server. Domains registered with us are automatically provided with their own under-construction page - this notifies potential registrants that the name has been acquired and is now registered. The under-construction page is offered free of charge and may be used indefinitely.
It is possible for Web and/or Mail forwarding to be provided for Dutch domains.
Domain transfer/release fees are charged are by a majority of registrars, but BB Online make no charge to transfer a domain to another Dutch domain name registrar.
Very popular in Netherlands
.nl is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Netherlands.
Being the first country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) to be registered, the .nl domain name for the Netherlands has become the 4th most popular domain name for registrants as put forward by the VeriSign Domain Name Industry in their quarterly tallies, with over three million registrants.
From 1986 the .nl domain name was operated and sponsored by the 'Piet Beertema of the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica'; however, the domain have been delegated to the Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SDIN).
It is possible for registrants to apply for a .nl domain name directly at second level. This has been possible since 2003. However, it is also possible for individuals to register at a third level under second level labels. Some of these second level labels are as follows:
Some domain names may be classified by the registry as a premium domain name and will command a higher price. If you request a premium domain name we will contact you before completing your order.
In addition, the registry may at any time reserve domain names from registration or the sale may be restricted to comply with ICANN requirements.
It was the first ccTLD ever to be registered. The authority for the .nl domain was handed over to Piet Beertema of the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica in 1986.
Since January 31, 1996 .nl domains are registered by the Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN). Registrants have to pay the SIDN a fee for each domain since April 1, 1996, until then registration was free. In the early days, most of the registrants were universities and research departments of large companies, such as Philips Research.
Individuals are allowed to register a second-level .nl domain since 2003. As a forerunner, individuals were allowed to register a third-level domain since 2000. Such 'personal domains' had the form of janjansen.123.nl. They never became popular, andregistration has been suspended since 2006. Because there are only around 500 of such domains registered, in contrast to about 2 million second-level domains, SIDN announced the discontinuance of personal domains as of 2008 on July 4th, 2007. Owners of such domains will be contacted by SIDN and offered a small fee if they cooperate.
The cost of a .nl domain varies, but depending on the registrar the price is around 10 to 15 euros. 70% of the .nl domains are used by businesses. A survey by SIDN showed that at least 62% of all .nl domains have a website.
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