.nl (the Netherlands) - Amazon Route 53

.nl (the Netherlands)

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Registration and renewal period

One year.


Open to the public, with some restrictions:

  • The owner or the administrative contact must provide a valid address in the Netherlands. A local presence is required.

  • If you do not have a valid address in the Netherlands, the Registry SIDN will provide you with a domicile address, as per the Domicile Address Procedure.

  • The domain name must be 3-63 characters, excluding .nl.

Privacy protection

Determined by the registry.

Domain locking to prevent unauthorized transfers

Not supported. We recommend that you prevent unauthorized transfers by restricting access to the RetrieveDomainAuthCode API action. (When you restrict access to this Route 53 API, you also restrict who can generate an authorization code using the Route 53 console, AWS SDKs, and other programmatic methods.) For more information, see Identity and access management in Amazon Route 53.

Internationalized domain names

Not supported.

Authorization code required for transfer to Route 53



Supported for domain registration. For more information, see Configuring DNSSEC for a domain.

Deadlines for renewing and restoring domains
  • Renewal is possible: Until 1 day before the expiration date

  • Late renewal with Route 53 is possible: No

  • Domain is deleted from Route 53: 1 day before expiration

  • Restoration with the registry is possible: Between 1 day before and 39 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from the registry: 39 days after expiration


The registrar for this TLD is our registrar associate, Gandi.