Starting from today, 20 January 2015, anyone can register a domain name ending in .vlaanderen or .brussels provided it is still available. Registrations will be on a first come, first served basis, as they are with .be domain names.
Today, 15 January, until 10:00 CET you can still apply for .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names during the Landrush phase. That includes popular generic names for which it is certain that more than one candidate applied.
The landrush phase for .vlaanderen and .brussels will run until 15 January 2015. During this phase, anyone can apply for any domain name that is still available. It is an application, not a reservation.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a non-profit organisation that is responsible worldwide for managing domain names.
The division of the US Department of Trade that handles the domain name system.
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS Root, IP addressing, and other internet protocol resources.
Council of European National Top-level domain Registries. It is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the interest of country code TLD managers.
A U-label is an IDN domain name with special characters, such as belgië.be
An A-label is the ASCII version of a U-label; in other words: an A-label uses ASCII characters only (A-Z, 0-9 and/or ‘-’) to display the domain name. This conversion is carried out automatically by the DNS Belgium registration system. This conversion is required to enable your browser to surf to the correct page. For example, the U-label belgië.be is displayed as xn--belgi-rsa.be when converted to an A-label.