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).

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The coming weeks we will be using this blog to share some insights about domain names with you.

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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.

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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.