nl-domains: start of numeric domains

nl-Domains: Start of domains with numbers (PresseBox) (Cologne, ) ICANN accredited Registrar Secura announced today, that the company is offering free pre-registration of numeric nl-domains.

SIDN, the .nl registry, will introduce numeric .nl domain names to everyone from 28 February 2008 12.00 hrs (CET). Numeric domain names are names made up entirely of numbers (e.g., or of numbers separated by hyphens (e.g. In the first few days after registration begins, SIDN expects a ‘landrush’ of people racing to get the ‘best’ combinations. The registry has therefore put special measures in place to prevent its systems becoming overloaded.

Between 1 and 14 December 2007, trademark and trading name owners were given the opportunity to reserve the corresponding domain names before general registration began. The first name to be reserved in the context of this ‘sunrise period’ for numeric .nl domain names was, which was assigned to the organisation 9292.

ICANN accredited Registrar Secura is offering the pree pre-registration of numeric nl-domains ( The CEO of Secura explains: "Secura is not only ICANN accredited registrar, but also member of the organzization, which is managing the nl-domains. Therefore Secura has a special competence in registering nl-domains."

Marc Mueller


Secura GmbH
Frohnhofweg 18
D-50858 Koeln
Hans Peter Oswald


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