In Belgium, companies, government departments and organisations, such as non-profit bodies, will be able to apply for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name for their websites and e-mail addresses starting today, Thursday 2 October.


From mid-November onwards, DNS Belgium will be offering a new service to the registrants of .be domain names, called the “Domain Guard”. DNS Belgium therefore made some minor changes to the Terms and Conditions that apply to all .be domain names.


From 1 January 2015, European VAT regulations will be changing with regard to determining location for e-services.

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Communication between networks and computers over the Internet is actually communication between IP addresses. When we go online with our PC, we do so based on a unique IP address looking for the physical location (the server) where the information requested is located.

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  • 02 OctFrom today .vlaanderen/.brussels available for local businesses, organisations and government. http://t.co/D7YyCJ45hx  #newgTLD
  • 01 OctTomorrow .vlaanderen applications for local governments and businesses will start. Why should you participate? http://t.co/Hvozhc4lkv
  • 30 SepAll services are operational again after the successful maintenance on our systems

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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.