Whois privacy

The registry for .AMSTERDAM domain name is based in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. As such, the registry has to adhere to Dutch privacy law. This privacy law enforces that dotAmsterdam BV controls who uses the data that we have stored on private persons, and as such forbids that names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses of Dutch private persons can be accessed and used freely over the internet by any person or organization.

Therefore, the WHOIS service of .AMSTERDAM shows no data that can be related to private persons. Instead, if a private person has registered a domain name, the WHOIS will show “Whois privacy protected” instead of the private persons contact details.

For parties that need access to the WHOIS for legal or law enforcement reasons, we can whitelist your e-mail addresses so that you have access to the full and open WHOIS data of all .AMSTERDAM domain names.

To request access to the full WHOIS data of .AMSTERDAM, please do the following:

1. Fill in the Whois Privacy Contract and sign it

2. E-mail the contract to registrars@nic.amsterdam

Our team will whitelist your IP address(es) and contact you about the WHOIS access.

Click here for the complete .AMSTERDAM policy on the usage of WHOIS data and the data protection rules.