All applications for a .co.nl domain during Sunrise have to based on prior rights. During Sunrise 1 the rights are based on the ownership of a standard .nl domain. During Sunrise 2 the rights are based on the ownership of a registered trademark.
During both phases every application will be verified by an independent Verification Agent. This additional step in the assignment procedure will make sure that only rightful owners will receive their .co.nl domains.
Under specific Partnership with the CO.NL Operator, Deloitte and Laga have agreed to bring their collective expertise – acquired as validation agents with the successful launch of numerous TLDs, including .EU and more recently .Asia – to ensure a smooth running and contribute to the deployment of the best possible sunrise. by assessing .CO.NL requests during the whole steps of the Sunrise Period.
The cost of registration will be higher during Sunrise due to the verification, but assures that the procedure is ran in a fair and transparent way.