The .be zone reached the milestone of 1,500,000 domain names on Friday 13 February. We wanted to meet the registrant behind the domain name that helped us get there.


During the month of January, DNS Belgium invited all its .be registrars to put themselves forward as a candidate to fill the vacant seats in the registrar forum.


As is our yearly custom, we publish a report on the evolution of the .be domain. In the report for 2014, it is the stability that is the most remarkable.

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To be present online, is to make choices. Do you build your own website? What will the design look like? Which (website) content do you provide? When you pick a domain name, you’ll think the name through. But does that thinking also apply for the domain extension?
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  • 26 MarRT @EuroDNS: Free SSL certificates for EuroDNS customers. A major step to make the Internet more secure news.eurodns.com/en/ t.co/

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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.