Domain registration Netherlands
The official domain extension for the Netherlands is .NL.
Registering this domain extension is a recommended strategic move for those companies with interests in the Netherlands or that are looking to protect their trademark within the country.
The Netherlands is a parliamentary monarchy and member of the EU, located in Western Europe. It is bordered to the south by Belgium and to the east by Germany; it sits on the North Sea to the north and west. It is divided into 12 provinces and 443 municipalities, with a further 3 overseas.
The Netherlands cover a total area of 41,526 km², consisting predominantly of plains and low-lying land below sea-level, protected by drainage systems of dikes and canals that prevent flooding by rivers and seas; a large part of the territory is made up of polders, which are areas of land artificially reclaimed from under water. The highest points in the country are found in southern areas, the tallest hill being the Vaalserberg at 321 m.
The population numbers over 16,000,000, with nearly all people living in towns and cities; the capital is Amsterdam, although the government seat is in The Hague. The official language is Dutch, of Germanic origin, whilst Frisian, Low Saxon and Limburgish are officially recognized, regional languages. The Netherlands are part of the eurozone and thus use the Euro as their local currency.
The country has a very advanced and open economy; advanced chemical, food, electronics and construction industries and mechanised agricultural industries (cultivation and export of bulbs, in particular), together with banking, insurance and transport services, form the main activities.