Once again, an organisation has surfaced that contacts .be registrants and, under some pressure, advises them to register the .com variant of their domain name: IRS Benelux. This is probably a dishonest practice. We therefore ask domain name holders to be vigilant.
Unreliable parties: IRS Benelux, DNS EU, IDS Belgium and DNS Benelux
The applied practice by IRS Benelux is not new: you are contacted and told that someone else is interested in registering your trademark or domain name, but with a .com extension. You are encouraged to register the .com domain name yourself, to reduce image degradation or customer loss. Registration starts immediately for a long period, in the example we received you register for 10 years.
Our advice: don't take up the offer of IRS Benelux
- Are you interested in registering your domain name with another extension ? Then contact your registrar, with whom you previously registered your .be.
- File a complaint against this offer via the FPS Economy. They are responsible to investigate unfair commercial practices.