A new registration can be done through the control panel.
The registration will be done real-time.




A transfer is realtime and requires an authorization code.


- An authorization code is not required if the current registrar is bankrupt
- If the current registrar does not provide the authorization code contact Openprovider
- Bulk transfers are possible
- Transfer from quarantine is possible; additional costs apply
- In exceptional cases, SIDN can request us to send the authorization code directly to the domain holder.
- Openprovider does not (yet) support .nl Control. If you want to transfer a domain that runs under .nl Control, please deactivate this at the current registrar before ordering the transfer in Openprovider.


Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer unchanged
Transfer time Realtime
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .nl domains is available.


Trade (owner change)


An owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.




An owner change can be performed by updating the owner handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.




A delete is realtime. After a delete the domain will be in quarantine status for 40 days. During this period the domain can be reactivated.


Restore (reactivation)


A domain can be restored using a restore domain command at the supplier. The domain can be renewed for 40 days after expiring.


TLD information


Detailed extension information
Technical information
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 2 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: n/a
  • Registration period: 1 year
  • Renewal date offset: 2 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 38 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
  • Local presence required? no
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? n/a
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • The Domain(s) can be registered without further limitations.
  • Registration policy:
  • Naming policy:
  • Dispute policy:
  • If you wonder what SYNC_RENEW is, please check this article;
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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