- The letters a – z
- The numbers 0 – 9
- Hyphens (-)
- Special characters: ß, à, á, â, ã, ó, ô, þ, ü, ú, ð, œ, ê, ë, ì, í, ø, ù, î, û, ñ, é, æ, å, ï, ç, è, õ, ÿ, ý, ò, ä.
Domain names should consist of at least 2 letters and/or numbers and a maximum of 63 characters. It is not possible to let your domain start or end with a hyphen.
1. Check via the whois tool if the domain name you want is still available
2. When you found a name that is available, contact one of the accredited Registrars and ask this registrar to register the domain.
CO.NL & the Operator
Furthermore the number of .nl registrations already exceeds 5 Million, so the availability of Dutch domain names is decreasing. Besides the strong international image, .co.nl is re-offering availability of the best key words under the trustworthy Dutch domain name extension.
- Available: The name is available, you can register it
- Reserved: The name is reserved by the operator and can’t be registered
- Premium: The name is reserved by the operator for as a special Premium name.
- Registered: The name is already registered
- Invalid: The name you entered contains characters that are not allowed, or contains less then 2 or more then 63 characters
Trades & Transfers
A transfer is the change of registrar (ISP) of a domain. The ownership does not change.
Once we received the trade request, it will be dealt with in the following few hours.
Transfer: If you would like your domain name to be managed by another registrar, you have to request your current registrar to transfer that domain to your new registrar. Hence you need to inform both your current registrar and your new registrar. Only Accredited Registrars can process transfer applications.
Once we received the transfer request (the ‘push’) from your current registrar, an email is issued to the new registrar. If the transfer is not confirmed, the procedure will be terminated and your current registrar should initiated a new transfer.
Deleting domain names
1.If the deletion data has not yet passed, you can ask your registrar to undelete the domain.
2.If the deletion data has passed, but the domain is still in its redemption period, you can ask your registrar to reactivate the domain. You will be separately charged for reactivation.
3.If the redemption period passed as well, you can re-register the domain (but so can third parties!)
During this 45-day period, the deleted name will be placed on OPERATOR-HOLD, which will cause the name to be removed from the zone. (The domain name therefore will not function/resolve.) This feature will help ensure notice to the registrant that the name is subject to deletion at the end of the Redemption Grace Period, even if the contact data the registrar has for the registrant is no longer accurate.
During the Redemption Grace Period, registrants could redeem their registrations through registrars. Registrars would be able to redeem the name for the original registrant by paying renewal fees, plus a service charge, to the operator.