.NL Domain Name Rules/Requirements

Domain Name related Rules

Common Domain Name Rules (Anchor: common)

Domain Name Registration (Anchor: reg)

  • A .NL Domain Name may be Registered for only 1 year.

  • A .NL Domain Name does not have a Money Back Grace Period.

  • The Bulk Registration feature not is available for .NL Domain Names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Registration

  • .NL Domain Names do not support Internationalized Domain Names (IDN).

Domain Name Renewal (Anchor: ren)

  • A .NL Domain Name may be Renewed for only 1 year.

  • You can not Renew your .NL domain name until 60 days prior to it's Expiry.

  • There is no Renewal Grace Period for a .NL domain name. It would be deleted upon Expiry and placed under Redemption Grace Period for 40 days.

    Moreover, the Pending Delete period (5 day period after Redemption Grace Period) is not applicable to a .NL domain name. The domain name will be available for fresh Registration after 40 days from the date of Deletion.

    Additional Information

    What is Redemption Grace Period?

Domain Name Transfer (Anchor: trf)

  • Upon Transferring a .NL Domain Name, the Registration term gets extended by 1 year w.r.t. the date of Transfer.

  • The 60 day Registration/Transfer Lock is not applicable in case of .NL Domain Names.

  • All .NL Domain Names have a Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code.

    The length of a Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code is 12 characters.

  • The Bulk Transfer feature is not available for .NL Domain Names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Transfer

Contact Details related Rules (Anchor: contact)

  • .NL Domain Names use the .NL Contact Contact database in the system.

    .NL Domain Names use the following 3 Contacts:

    • Registrant Contact

    • Administrative Contact

    • Technical Contact

    There is no Billing Contact for a .NL domain name.

  • For a .NL domain name, you can not modify the Registrant Contact's Name, Company Name or Legal Form. If you wish to modify the Registrant Contact Details of your .NL domain name, you need to instead create a new Contact and assign it as the Registrant Contact.

  • .NL Domain Names no longer supportsĀ OPTIDIGITAL's Privacy Protection feature.

  • (Note: Existing .NL Domains with Privacy Protection enabled will be able to disable/enable it until it expires)

  • Additional Information

    What is Privacy Protection?

  • The Bulk Modify feature is not supported for .NL domain names.

    Additional Information

    Bulk Modify

Name Servers and Child Name Servers related Rules (Anchor: ns)

  • Each .NL Domain Name needs to have at least 2 Name Servers and may have upto 13 Name Servers.

  • You may add any number of Child Name Servers for a .NL Domain Name.

  • You may associate upto 10 IP Addresses per Child Name Server.

    The same IP Addess cannot be associated with multiple Child Name Servers.

  • Modification of the Hostname of a Child Name Server under a .NL domain name is not allowed.

  • You may modify both Name Servers as well as any Child Name Servers associated with your .NL Domain Name.