Update the data of your domain name
Relocating, changing internet Service Provider or the name of your organisation, etc., will have consequences for your domain name. The details you provided when you registered your domain name will no longer be correct.
How to update your details
Contact your registrar. He's the only one who is entitled to update your details, you cannot have your details updated directly at DNS Belgium. If you do not know who your registrar is, you can always check below.
Why should you keep your details up to date?
If your contact data are not up to date, we will not be able to contact you anymore. Furthermore, you are contractually required to keep your details up to date. This is set out in the general terms and conditions which you accepted when you registered your domain name:
- General Terms and Conditions for .be registrants
- General terms and conditions for .brussels and .vlaanderen registrants
If your data are not up to date, this means that you will no longer be compliant, from the legal and technical point of view, with the general terms and conditions and, in theory, DNS Belgium is entitled to revoke the domain name.
With a .be domain name it can take at most half an hour before the changes are visible, with .vlaanderen or .brussels it takes a few minutes. This is because we perform automatic checks before we activate new or changed domain names. This way, we make sure that the published list of domain names (the zone file) is always correct, complete and validated. Read more about it. It takes a maximum of 24 hours for the change to be spread across the internet.
Changes that cannot be made with an update
There are certain changes that cannot be made with an ordinary update. What happens, for instance, if a name changes and if typos or omissions have to be corrected? This can be done via a monitored update.