Online identity check for domain name registration

01 March 2022

If you want to register a domain name, we will check whether you do so with existing and correct data. Until now, in case of doubt, you could prove your identity by sending us identity documents by e-mail. From now on, Belgian private individuals can validate their identity via itsme or eID. This makes verification quicker, also outside of working hours.    

Why these checks? 

Fraudulent registrations often have false or incomplete data. If we remove these in advance, we can prevent such a domain name from causing damage to the Belgian internet user

How does it work? 

  • If we notice that the registrant details of your domain name are incomplete or possibly incorrect, we register the new domain name without activating it.  
  • Via e-mail we will ask you to prove your identity. Your registrar will also receive this message. 
  • You click on the link in the e-mail and choose to validate your details via itsme or eID. 
  • We read your identity details and compare them with the details attached to the domain name. 
  • If the details match, we activate your domain name. 
  • If the details are different, you will first have to contact your registrar or the company that registered your domain name. They are the only ones to be able to adapt your details. 
  • If the details are correct, your domain name will be activated. 

Be sure to watch our video to go through the process. 


We want to check only the details you entered when registering your domain name: name and address. We do not disclose any of these personal details. As a private individual, your data will always remain invisible on our website. We have updated our privacy policy to make it clear what data we process. 


The aim is to expand Registrant Verification in future with multiple identification systems such as IDIN (for the Netherlands) so as to be able to support as many countries as possible. We ultimately want to verify the identity of all new registrants so that the .be zone is as correct and secure as possible

With this article, we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.