20.10.2014

From 13th November, every Belgian national holding a valid Belgian eID will be able to apply for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name based on that person’s official name.

.be
.brussels
.vlaanderen
Internet business
14.10.2014

DNS Belgium wants to give every Belgian the opportunity to apply for a personal domain name.

.brussels
.vlaanderen
03.10.2014

Flanders is a fantastic region, full of innovative companies, heartwarming initiatives and hardworking businesses. It is also a region about which we are a little too modest when it comes to blowing our own trumpet.

.brussels
.vlaanderen
02.10.2014

In Belgium, companies, government departments and organisations, such as non-profit bodies, will be able to apply for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name for their websites and e-mail addresses starting today, Thursday 2 October.

.brussels
.vlaanderen
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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.