A study by iMinds-Distrinet and Stony Brook University shows that popular websites are often the victim of typosquatting. This is the intentional registration of domain names that resemble an existing website, but with a typo.
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DNS Belgium recently conducted a market study among SMEs (2 – 250 employees) and the liberal professions. We polled their knowledge of and interest in new internet extensions launched in 2014.

Last Wednesday, 25th of March, I attended a work meeting on e-commerce. The cabinet of Elke Sleurs (State Secretary in charge of the fight against tax fraud) invited the parties involved with this topic, including DNS Belgium.
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Passwords are often the only way to protect your online services and data. This makes them a sensitive part in this security. How strong are the passwords that you use? Here are 5 important tips for a secure password management!

  • 21 AprAccording to Afnic, new gTLDs accounted for 21% of the net growth of the domain name market in 2014. More results: ow.ly/LTuoI
  • 21 Apr..dnsbelgium.be has a valid SSL (A+). We'll provide a smooth redirect from the old site (with SSL) to the current site (with SSL) though 2/2
  • 20 AprWerken aan een e-inclusieve maatschappij waarin iedereen #mediawijs is, dankzij initiatieven zoals de @DigitaleWeek ow.ly/LR4vR

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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.


Tricksters lure you to a fake website that is a copy of a real one. They then get you to log in with your user name, password and credit card number. Once you’ve done that, the fraudster has your details.