22.12.2014

Our offices will be closed on 25 December and 1 January.
On other days, the normal opening hours are in effect, except on 24 and 31 December.
On those days, our offices will be closed from 15:00 CET.

DNS Belgium
22.12.2014

To properly celebrate the birth of the .vlaanderen extension, DNS Belgium organised a competition where newborns, born in 2014, could win a .vlaanderen domain name and website. 

.brussels
.vlaanderen
DNS Belgium
16.12.2014

Are football.vlaanderen and shopping.brussels still available? Starting today, everyone has the opportunity to grab their favourite .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name.

.brussels
.vlaanderen
08.12.2014

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

DNS Belgium
Internet business
  • 22 DecBuying your presents online? Get some good advice on how to shop safely via e-shop-defense.be (Dutch and French only)
  • 22 DecDiscover the winners of our winje.vlaanderen contest and how they are using their new domain names ow.ly/Ggy2I #newgTLD
  • 19 Dec#FriFact #50 There are approx. 1,71x10^116 possible .be domain names. Nearly 1.5 million have been registered so far. Still some room there!

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.