Domain Names

There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist.


Country code top-level domain name: .nl 

Sub-domains: none.

Applicant: individuals and legal entities. 

Restriction as to nationality: none. 

Local presence: not required. 

Domestic trademark right: not required for obtaining domain name registration. 

Domain name can be registered as a trademark: yes.

Registration, Protection

Duration: unlimited.

Renewal/maintenance: n.a.

Dispute about ownership: can be brought before the court.

Uniform dispute resolution procedure: available (regulations for arbitration) before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Mediation available before SIDN.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN). 

Internet address: