In recent days DNS Belgium has received a number of questions from .be domain name registrants who have received invoices from Media Center Europe, a company in Leeuwarden (NL).
We recently received reports detailing a far-reaching type of fraud. The fraudsters reserve a domain name that strongly resembles the actual domain name of a web shop and build an accurate replica of the site of this web shop.
Every year for many years now, DNS Belgium has organised 3 to 4 meetings with some fifteen committed .be registrars.
Abbreviations are handy, but they can sometimes cause confusion. For example, with the new domain name extensions currently being released, we talk about the new “gTLDs”.