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.

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.
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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!


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.

  • 01 AprOur recent market research shows an increase in familiarity of the new internet extensions. Details here: ow.ly/L4ppp
  • 31 MarWant to beef up your password security? Use a different one for each account. Here's why: ow.ly/L113W
  • 30 Mar..prices of our services depending on actual and projected cost and income 2/2 ^KB

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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.