Annual report 2018
2018 was an eventful year and we are proud to present certain figures.
The trend of recent years was confirmed in 2018. We see a slight drop in new registrations but renewals of the existing domain names are on the rise. This was reflected in growth of slightly less than 1% in 2018 to 1.6 million domain names.Philip Du Bois
Evolution in the number of domain names
How many new .be domain names have been registered in 2018 and how many are there in total at the end of 2018?
Number of new .be registrations
Total number of .be domain names
Total number of domain names
The domain name extension market in Belgium
Which extensions do Belgians choose for their domain name?
Use of .be domain names
What are .be domain names used for?
We break down the websites linked to the .be, .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names according to the classification of the Registry-Registrar Data Group of CENTR. The main categories are: Industry, Personal and Low content. Websites, blogs, etc. fall under Personal. Low content comprises all websites with minimal content: pay per click, error messages, holding pages. Industry contains all business domain names which we divide further into different subcategories.
.be domain names, the major sectors:
.brussels and .vlaanderen are used above all by the respective governmental authorities. For .vlaanderen, the Flemish government opted to have their .vlaanderen domain names redirected to an existing .be website.
Holders of .be domain names per country of origin
Number of Belgian/foreign .brussels domain name holders
Number of Belgian/foreign .vlaanderen domain name holders
Distribution of .be domain names across the regions
Distribution of .be domain names per postal code and per 100 inhabitants
Locations of .be domain name holders worldwide
Number of .be domain names per holder
Distribution private individuals/companies .be
For .be we work with a network of 408 registrars. The 10 biggest registrars have 54.2% of all .be domain names in portfolio with the top 3 registering more than a quarter of the overall total.