25.11.2014

The arrival of .vlaanderen, .brussels and .gent gives our country 3 new Internet extensions. So why aren’t there more of these new extensions featuring the names of other cities, provinces and parts of the country, for example?

.be
.brussels
.brussels
.vlaanderen
DNS Belgium
Internet business
19.11.2014

DNS Belgium received some questions and complaints in regards to recent “invoices” from the company BE Domein Host. We would like to stress that this company is unknown to us, and is not a DNS Belgium registrar.

.be
DNS Belgium
Security
19.11.2014

Some domain names are so important or of such great value that you want to have total control over them. You also want to be absolutely sure that no alterations take place without your explicit approval.

.be
Security
13.11.2014

Starting today, 13 November, and running until 15 December 2014 (10:00 CET), anyone with a valid Belgian eID card and Belgian identity will be able to apply for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name based on their official name.

.brussels
.vlaanderen

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.