.NL Domain Names reaches 5 Million Milestone

The Dutch registry, the SIDN, announced that .NL reached the 5 million domains

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5 Million DOT NL

milestone. They archieved this milestone just a year af ther 25th birthday of the .NL domain and 15 years after the SIDN took over .NL. .NL holds the 3rd position in list of biggest ccTLD’s after .DE and .UK with a little over 15 million domains for .DE and little over 10 million for .UK

Individuals are allowed to register a second-level .nl domain since 2003. As a forerunner, individuals were allowed to register a third-level domain since 2000. Such ‘personal domains’ had the form of john.doe.123.nl. They never became popular, and registration has been suspended since 2006.

SIDN is located in Arnhem and has 1800+ Registrars.

.NL Domain Name Registration History :

  • 1997 10.000 Domain Names
  • 1999 100.000 Domain Names
  • 2004 1.000.000 Domain Names
  • 2006 2.000.000 Domain Names
  • 2008 3.000.000 Domain Names
  • 2010 4.000.000 Domain Names
  • 2012 5.000.000 Domain Names
  • 2014 6.000.000 Dot NL Domain Names ?

For more information visit SIDN.