Finding a registrar
If you want to register a domain name, you'll need to go through a registrar (a hosting service provider).
How to find a registrar
On the SIDN homepage there's now a prominent look-up for checking whether a .nl domain name is still available. If the name you've thought of hasn't been taken, we'll show you a random selection of eight registrars (hosting service providers) who can register it for you.
Already chosen a registrar that's not one of the eight? No problem. Select from a comprehensive list of registrars offering registration services to the public. Want a registrar that offers a particular service feature – say DNSSEC or IPv6? Then just click the service icon to filter the list. Select a registrar and we'll direct you to a page on their website where you can apply for your chosen .nl quickly and easily.
What is a registrar?
A registrar is a firm that provides domain name services and has direct access to our registration system. Most registrars are internet service providers, hosting service providers or internet access providers. Some web designers, trademark bureaus and advertising agencies act as registrars as well.
What does a registrar do for you?
A registrar arranges for your .nl domain name to be registered with us. Your registrar is your first point of contact, e.g. if you want to change anything. Registrars often provide other services as well, such as e-mail or hosting.
Check what services a registrar offers and what the conditions are.
Read our advice on things to watch out for when registering a domain name.
Not all registrars provide services to the public. Some large corporations find it useful to be registrars simply to look after their own domain names.
There are several organisations which are .nl-registrar but do not register for individuals. If you want to look up all registrars please use our registrar list.