Register Now your domain name .NL
TuonomeGroup offers you the
possibility to check directly the availability of your preferred
domain name under .NL. You can do this by typing the
domain name in question directly in the search window on top
of this page. Alternatively, you can consult directly
our dedicated web site: http://www.tuonome.nl
The NIC-NL, called SIDN, makes
a distinction between 2 types of domain names: first of all
there are domain names registered on behalf of companies (so-called
"bedrijfsdomeinnamen"): At the end of 2001,
640896 domain names have been registered under this type.
The other type of domain names under the ccTLD .NL are "persoonsdomeinnamen",
or those registered on behalf of individuals: 617 domain names
at the time of writing.
Looking at these numbers gives
you already an idea of the restrictive and severe character
of the registration policy adopted by the competent Registry.
In fact, only inhabitants or companies having their seat in
the Netherlands can register a domain name .NL
Private individuals can register only 1 domain name, whereas
companies can register an unlimited number of domain names
under the .NL. In order to proof the fact that you are an
inhabitant of the Netherlands or that your company has its
seat in the country of tulips and windmills, you should be
in the possession of an extract of one of the by SIDN (NIC-NL)
accredited registers. In other words, written documentation
is required as a proof.
The requests for registration
under the .NL will be handled in chronological order (first
come first served principle).
NIC-NL will give an exclusive
license to the domain name holder to use the domain name for
a period of one year (12 months). This license can be renewed
by the domain name holder..