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API commands

Please find in the following a set of the most commonly used standard API commands in order to register, modify, renew, and transfer a domain name.

Domain Registration

(API Command reference » AddDomain)
command         = AddDomain
domain          = yourdomain.nl
period          = (INT)
ownercontact0   = (CONTACT)
admincontact0   = (CONTACT)
techcontact0    = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0	= (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 	= (NAMESERVER)

Domain Modification

(API Command reference » ModifyDomain)
command = ModifyDomain
domain  = yourdomain.nl

Domain Renewal

RenewDomain is not available for .nl TLDs.

.nl domains cannot be renewed explicitly. To renew a .nl domain you have to set the domain renewal mode or default renewal mode to AUTORENEW or RENEWONCE. Additionally, in case of .nl, you have the possibility to set the renewal mode to AUTORENEWMONTHLY.

Domain Deletion

(API Command reference » DeleteDomain)
COMMAND = DeleteDomain
DOMAIN = yourdomain.nl

Domain Transfer

(API Command reference » TransferDomain)
command = TransferDomain
domain  = yourdomain.nl
action  = request
auth    = .......
period  = 1m | 3m | 1(y) (optional)
  • Ensure that you have the registrant's permission.
  • Apply for the transfer. When doing so, use the token (AuthCode) that you have received from the registrant.
  • If no period is provided with the transfer request, the default period is one year.

Domain Restore

(API Command reference » RestoreDomain)
command = RestoreDomain
domain  = yourdomain.nl

IMPORTANT: Restoring a .nl domain name from quarantine is NOT free of charge and will involve considerable costs. The corresponding fee is available in your account's costing table.

Domain Extensions

X-NL-LEGALFORMThis parameter states the legal form of the organization/company or natural person.

Allowed values are:
BGG Non-Dutch EC company
BRO Non-Dutch legal form/enterprise/subsidiary
BV Limited company
BVI/O Limited company in formation
COOP Cooperative
CV Limited Partnership
EESV European Economic Interest Group
KERK Religious society
MAATSCHAP Partnership
NV Public Company
OWM Mutual benefit company
PERSOON Natural person
REDR Shipping company
STICHTING Foundation
VERENIGING Association
VOF Trading partnership
X-NL-LEGALFORMREGNORegistration number of company.

Domain Restrictions

Registrant has to be in the Netherlands, but registry automatically uses itself as trustee, which is hidden from the registrant and registrar.

Please note that as of February 1, 2021, registrant lookups will be allowed only for .nl domain names in the registrar's own portfolio, or with the registrant's consent. Thus, SIDN will put registrants in full control of their own data. A registrant will then be able to share their details with a registrar whenever the need arises, such as when they want to transfer a domain name or get a quarantined name reinstated.
SIDN provides a tool that registrants can use to look up their own details and forward them to a registrar or someone else.
Registrants must first get to know these new arrangements. Therefore, SIDN has prepared a template text that can be used if a registrant contacts a registrar in a matter where the registrar needs the fullvregistration data of a domain.

Wedomains :)