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Dot .NL : The first #Dutch #domain is now 33 years old

On April 25th, 1986, the Dutch top level domain dot .NL went live. Following only four other ccTLDs that had gone live in the months prior, the Dutch ccTLD entered The Netherlands into the Internet era. Which was the first Dutch domain name? According to information shared by Roelof Meijer, CEO of SIDN – managers […]

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#Mijndomein .com : UDRP decision denies transfer of Dutch #domain as generic

A Dutch company operating from mijndomein.nl tried to wrestle away the matching dot .com, mijndomein.com. The latter was registered in 2003 and according to their web site, operates a business worldwide. They risked losing their domain via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Despite the Complainant’s existing Benelux trademark (2016) for MIJNDOMEIN.NL, the panel found […]

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Going Dutch : Entrepreneurs won’t pay much for domains in The Netherlands

If you’re dreaming of selling domains to a Dutch buyer, better drop your asking price – a lot. A new research on domain adoption and budgets for domains by Dutch entrepreneurs, produced some very interesting results. About 80% of Dutch entrepreneurs have been able to register the domain name of their first preference without any […]

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30 years on the Internet : The Dutch ccTLD .NL

Today’s the 30th anniversary of dot .NL, the national ccTLD of The Netherlands. The Dutch ccTLD went live on April 25th, 1986. Piet Beertema, of Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica (CWI) registered the first Dutch domain, CWI.nl. You can find more information about the anniversary of dot .NL in a CWI article. Which other country ccTLDs […]

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No love: Dutch company wins dot .international UDRP over KPN domain

If you don’t get the Pitbull reference, no worries – here’s a link. A Dutch company, Koninklijke KPN N.V. filed a UDRP at the WIPO, and they went after the domain name KPN.international – a first, as far as we’re aware of, in this new gTLD. Typically, LLL domains receive some broader “love” from panelists, […]

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