These last months have been so hectic, that we forgot to mention that quite a few new colleagues joined us in the last quarter of 2014. High time to present and welcome them.

DNS Belgium

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.


A domain name that consists of only two characters: why is it that you sometimes can register them and another time you can’t? Who’s the one to decide?

Internet business

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.

  • 30 Jan#FriFact #55: DNS Belgium keeps growing: 3 new colleagues joined us in the last quarter of 2014. ow.ly/Ich14
  • 29 JanTo face the Ghost Critical vulnerability, we patched and rebooted all front facing servers in all environments. Info ow.ly/I8xS6
  • 28 JanDue to a small maintenance to our services, myregistrations will be unavailable for a short time and your session may be interrupted.

Total domain names


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.