Why does it cost money to transfer my .NL domain, but no time was added to my expiration date?

When you transfer your .NL domain to us, the transfer process is the same as most of our top-level domains (TLDs). However, unlike most TLDs, a year will not be added to your .NL domain - at least not at first. The payment you made in your transfer order actually does go towards adding a year to your .NL domain, but because the central registry only allows a maximum of 1 year of registration for .NL, we cannot immediately add the additional year we owe you. Instead, it is added automatically closer to the expiration date of your .NL domain.