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Dutch .nl Domain Registration - .nl is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Netherlands. It was the first ccTLD ever to be registered. Since January 31, 1996 .nl domains are registered by the Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN). Individuals are allowed to register a second-level .nl domain since 2003. The cost of a .nl domain varies, but depending on the registrar the price is around 10 to 15 euros.


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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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nl Domain Name Registration .nl
1 year$77.10kr375€50.40£40.00$87.50kr545$54.10R802.00 $106.00kr516€69.30£55.00$120.30kr749$74.30R1103.00  

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Our prices include, email forwarding, web forwarding, pop boxes1, web hosting2, whois privacy, delete protection and other services all subject to our terms and conditions.

These services may be subject to limitations and additional conditions set by the specific cctld registry.

In addition all domains registered with BB Online are totally inclusive of maintenance and all third party fees incurred during the course of registration. We guarantee that no additional costs - hidden or otherwise - will be added.

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.nl Domain General Information

.nl domain registration
.nl is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Netherlands. Registrations are processed via a network of participants. It is one of the more popular ccTLD's, ranked 4th in the quarterly VeriSign Domain Name Industry Brief of June 2008, after .de, .cn and .uk.

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.

Background Information :


2008 estimate 16,440,113 (61st) - Density 396/km2 (25th) 1,025/sq mi


(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $647.966 billion (20th) - Per capita $38,994 (IMF) (10th)

National Anthem

"Het Wilhelmus"


Total 41,526 km2 (135th) 16,033 sq mi - Water (%) 18.41

International Dialling Code



Euro (€)

Population type

80.9% Ethnic Dutch 19.1% various others


Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy - Monarch Queen Beatrix - Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende (CDA)




: "Je maintiendrai" (French) "Ik zal handhaven" (Dutch) "I shall stand fast"

Time Zone

CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2) The Netherlands (Dutch:, ) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba in the Caribbean. The Netherlands is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy, located in Western Europe. It is bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east.

The Netherlands is often called Holland, which is formally incorrect as North and South Holland are merely two of its twelve provinces. For more on this issue see terminology of the Netherlands. The word Dutch is used to refer to the people, the language, and anything appertaining to the Netherlands.

Background information supplied by Wikipedia.It is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

Netherlands Restrictions:

Restrictions: Netherlands domains, Registrants must provide contact address in Netherlands

All our Dutch domain prices include the maintenance & all other 3rd party fees during the registration period. There are no other costs involved when registering Dutch domain names, no transfer fees and no hidden costs.

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Netherlands Registry

SIDN runs the .nl Dutch domain registry. They are the sole source of Dutch domains.

The Dutch domain name registry is operated by SIDN. All Dutch domain names are registered via them.

Dutch domains are sponsored by SIDN.

Dutch domains are intended for Entities connected with the Netherlands.

Registrations are taken directly at the second level.

Dutch Domains are registered subject to both our terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of the Dutch registry, SIDN.

Dispute Policy

In the event of you entering into a dispute concerning your Dutch domain name then you can find the relevant d ispute policy detailing what you do should here: http://www.sidn.nl/ace.php/c,728,3202

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