22.09.2014

From 1 January 2015, European VAT regulations will be changing with regard to determining location for e-services.

DNS Belgium
Internet business
15.09.2014

Communication between networks and computers over the Internet is actually communication between IP addresses. When we go online with our PC, we do so based on a unique IP address looking for the physical location (the server) where the information requested is located.

.be
.brussels
.vlaanderen
DNS Belgium
Internet business
11.09.2014

When you start looking for a suitable domain name, there are a number of things that you need to take into consideration.

.be
.brussels
.vlaanderen
29.09.2014

Now that we more or less know how computers communicate with each other, as well as how they access websites and who makes sure it all runs properly, we can dwell a little on the scope of the Internet and think about

.be
.brussels
.vlaanderen
Internet business
  • 30 SepAll services are operational again after the successful maintenance on our systems
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Total domain names

ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a non-profit organisation that is responsible worldwide for managing domain names.

NTIA

The division of the US Department of Trade that handles the domain name system.

IANA

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority is responsible for the global coordination of the DNS Root, IP addressing, and other internet protocol resources.

CENTR

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. 

U-label

A U-label is an IDN domain name with special characters, such as belgië.be

A-label

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.