How do I transfer my .nl domain to

This step-by-step guide explains how to transfer your .nl domain to

Step 1 - Check the registrant details and request a transfer token

When you transfer a .nl domain to another registrar, you need a transfer token (Auth-ID). The token consists of 12 characters and will be sent to the email address that is registered on your domain.

  1. Search for your domain in the WHOIS on
  2. Make sure the administrative contact email address is up-to-date and the domain status is set to active.
  3. Contact your current registrar (hosting provider) and request the transfer token.
Tip: If your current registrar doesn't cooperate or doesn't respond, it's possible to obtain the transfer code without their cooperation. Please contact our support for more information.

Step 2 - Place an order on our website

The next step is to place an order for web hosting on our website and activate it.

  1. Type in your domain in the top right corner on our website and click enter.
  2. On the next page click Yes, this is my domain.
  3. Select the package you want and continue to complete the order.

After you have completed your order, we will send you a confirmation via email. If you paid online, your order will be activated automatically. If you chose bank transfer you need to activate the order with an SMS code.

Tip: The email address that you enter under Customer details will be your contact email address.

Step 3 - Enter the transfer token

To complete the transfer you need to provide us with the transfer token.

  1. Open the order confirmation email you received from us.
  2. Click Go to domain transfer page.
  3. Paste the transfer token (Auth-ID) in the provided field and click Transfer.

Your domain has now been transferred to If it doesn't work right away, that is because the DNS cache hasn't been updated. Normally it takes about an hour.

Read more about the transfer procedure at SIDN
Quarantine: When a .nl domain expires it gets quarantined for 40 days. During this period the domain cannot be used. It is possible to reactivate the domain again for a fee. The only person who can reactivate the domain is the registrant. After the quarantine period runs out, the domain becomes available for registration again.

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