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More Frequently asked questions
Should I choose a .nl or .com domain name?
This strongly depends on the purpose of your domain name. If you have an international focus, a .com domain name is generally preferred. Sometimes, when a .nl domain name is already taken, a .com variant with a Dutch name is chosen, or other extensions like .shop or .nu. This often leads to confusion.
What makes a good domain name?
There are many factors that play a role in determining what makes a good domain name. With a few practical tips, you can easily determine what makes a good name for you.
What do I pay for a domain name?
It is not always immediately clear how a valuation of a domain name takes place. There is a good chance that the price is higher than expected. It is a market of supply and demand.
I have lost my domain name
There are many misunderstandings and emotions surrounding the loss and resale sale of a domain name. There are many reasons why a domain name can be lost.
What is a premium domain name?
A premium domain name is typically a short, catchy name. Premium names often command high prices, especially for .com domain names. It is not uncommon for a name to be purchased for a lot of money and then nothing is done with it. You can read more about this in the following article: https://domainnamewire.com/2023/02/06/2022s-top-domain-sales-where-are-they-now/
What is the importance of a good domain name?
There are many reasons to carefully consider the domain name you choose. Your domain name often forms the name of your website and email address. We have listed all the important points for you. You can read all about it here or, even more conveniently, download our leaflet.
Where can I register a domain name?
The registry issues the domain name, and a registrar registers the name for you. Often, this is the same party where you also manage or host your website. They also take care of your email addresses and the renewal of the registration.
What is the difference between first registration, reregistration, and renewal?
First registration refers to a domain name that has never been registered before. Reregistration is not an official status, but it means that a name that comes out of quarantine is registered again. Renewal is necessary to continue using your domain name. If you forget to renew, the name will go into quarantine.
How do I find out if a name is still available?
You can check this on various websites, such as the registry, but also on many commercial sites, such as those of hosting providers.
Domain name transfer
You can transfer your domain name from one provider to another, but also to another holder (company, institution, or individual). In this latter case, you can also refer to it as a transfer of user.
Canceling a domain name
If you stop your website or your business, you can cancel your domain name through your provider, such as your hosting partner. Your website will be taken offline, and your email addresses will expire.
Do you need to renew a domain name?
If you want to continue using a domain name (and your website and/or email addresses), then you need to have the registration renewed on time.
Forgot to renew a domain name
Before the expiration date, your provider will send you a reminder. If they forget to notify you, your ownership will expire, and the name will go into quarantine. During this period, you as the owner can reactivate the domain name. After the quarantine period, the name will become available to anyone.