.brussels .vlaanderen Who, what, when?

The launch of .vlaanderen and .brussels starts from 1 September 2014 and proceeds in 2015. .vlaanderen and .brussels will be launched in 5 phases:

.brussels .vlaanderen Who, what, when?

  • 2014

    • Sep > Oct 2014

      a phase for trademark holders

      Brand owners who entered their brand/trademark into the ‘Trademark Clearinghouse’ database, can apply for ‘theirtrademark.vlaanderen’ or ‘theirtrademark.brussels’. The allocation is based on a first come, first served principle.

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    • Oct > Nov 2014

      Phase for government departments, businesses and associations

      Government institutions, businesses and organisations based in Belgium can apply for ‘nameorganisation.vlaanderen’ or ‘nameorganisation.brussels’. All applications will be collected. If more than one party applies for the same domain name, an auction will be held at the end of this phase.

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    • Nov > Dec 2014

      Phase for private individuals

      Every holder of a valid Belgian eID card can apply for ‘name.vlaanderen’ or ‘name.brussels’. The allocation is based on a first come, first served principle.

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    • Dec 2014 > Jan 2015

      Landrush

      Anyone can register any .vlaanderen and .brussels domain name. All applications will be collected. If more than one party applies for the same domain name, an auction will be held at the end of this phase.

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  • 2015

    • from Jan 2015 onwards

      Phase of open registrations

      This phase starts from 20 January 2015. From that moment on, anyone is free to register .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names, as is currently the case for .be. Here no specific rules of approval apply. Only the 'first come, first served' principle applies.

Read more about .brussels! You can find more information on .vlaanderen here.
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