.NL - Netherlands

Online Domain Name Extension Directory

Location: North West Europe, partly below sea level.

Domain Name availability: You can only get a domain name registered through a "participant" (vendor). "There are no longer geographical barriers for registering a '.nl' domain name."

Registry: http://www.domain-registry.nl/

Whois: whois.domain-registry.nl

Cost: set by participant.

Second level extensions: Individuals may either get a ordinary .nl name or may have a third level name with three numbers of his choice as the second level extension - example: JohnDoe.345.nl .

Notes: 1.8 million .nl names are registered.

"Up until 15 November 2000, the reasons for excluding numerical domain names (e.g. 12345.nl) were of a technical nature. Experiences in the (recent) past have demonstrated that the application of numerical domain names may lead to instability of the internet, which would involve safety risks. This is caused by the DNS user interfaces and addressing resolvers, which are as yet insufficiently capable of distinguishing between IP numbers and numerical domain names.

..... "Another reason to exclude numerical .nl domain names from registration is the fact that they may cause confusion between telephone numbers and domain names. If it were possible to register domain names consisting of e.g. five digits, it should also be possible to register domain names containing more than five digits, which would be rather similar to 0800/0900 numbers and (inter)national telephone numbers. This could create social confusion." - quote from sidn.nl website.

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