Status: Delegated
Language: Dutch
Translates to: "police"
Registry Provider: SIDN
Date Implemented: 23 Jun 2016
Type: Generic
Category: Government
Priority #: 897 - Politie Nederland

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.politie, which is Dutch for "police," is a delegated TLD in ICANN's New gTLD Program. Politie Nederland was the sole applicant and currently manages the TLD.[1][2]

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The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:

"With the commissioning of the National Police, a new era for policing has started in the Netherlands. The formation of a national police force offers opportunities for improvement and innovation. The ambitions and expectations are high. The police provide a recognizable order in society and is the focus of social developments and public attention. The trust of citizens and administrators in good police work is of great significance because it is an important indicator for the acceptance of the authority and the actions of the police.

The police are constantly faced with new security issues. New tasks, such as the surveillance of the Internet and processing of images of citizens are being shaped into a valued service component of the police portfolio of tasks. To increase public safety in the Netherlands, regional and national units of the National Police must work together very closely. This cooperation is dependent on information- and IT-facilities to which the Police have access.

In the cooperation with private and public partners and citizens, information exchange is vital. Police and partners are strongly dependent on each otherʹs sharing of information and on a common approach to safety issues within society. The police and partner organizations have a clear need to significantly improve information exchange.

The Internet is seen as an important tool to enhance both the internal cooperation within the Police and the external cooperation with citizens and partner organizations as far as possible.


Since the “.politie” TLD will only register domains for its own usage and with only the police as the registrant there will no ‘social costs’ whatsoever involved in the operation of “.politie” TLD. Instead of that, the fact that all Internet communications from the Dutch Police will be under the “.politie” domain will enhances the trust for all Internet users that these communications are for 100% sure to actual come from the Dutch police and reach the Dutch police."[3]