09.04.2015
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.
Internet business
Security
01.04.2015

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.

.brussels
.vlaanderen
01.04.2015
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.
Internet business
27.03.2015

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!

Security

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.

phishing

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.