Register your domain name in 4 steps
Step 1 - choose a good domain name
A domain name must be unique. Check below whether a certain name is still available.
Please note that domain names must meet a number of technical requirements.
Step 2 - choose a registrar
As soon as you have chosen a domain name that is still available, you can register it with a registrar of your choice. Consult the list of registrars for .be, .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names.
Step 3 - register your domain name
Enter your details to apply for your domain name. Make sure all the details are entered correctly: your own name or the name of your organisation as registrant . A valid e-mail address is extremely important so that we can contact you concerning your domain name!
- Choose an e-mail address that is not linked to the domain name you wish to register. If there is a problem with your domain name, the e-mail address may no longer work either.
- Opt for an e-mail address that you check regularly, or set an automatic forwarding to an e-mail address that you do check regularly.
- Opt for your own e-mail address, not the e-mail address of your registrar.
- Be careful with ‘Out of office’ messages. Make sure that they do not contain any personal data.
DNS Belgium only sends you an e-mail with relevant information on your domain name or when someone wants to contact you to report a problem or the buy the domain name.
To protect the registrants, DNS Belgium has set day and week limits for the number of e-mails that a registrant can receive via our website.
The registrar whom you have chosen must apprise you of the terms and conditions for the registration of your domain name. If it has not done so, you can consult them here for .be and here for .vlaanderen and .brussels.
Step 4 - DNS Belgium registers and activates your domain name automatically
Your registrar provides us the details for your domain name. We register the domain name automatically for one year. The registrar receives a confirmation of the registration.
Newly registered domain names are activated within 30 minutes.