Services for registrars

DNS Belgium developed a registration system for registering and managing .be, .brussels and .vlaanderen domain names. Registrars that have concluded a contract with us can use the registration system with its central database.

The registration system can be accessed in two ways: through a web interface and through EPP. We also offer a test version to enable you to test all the functionalities.

Web interface

Our web interface gives you access to the DNS Belgium database to create, update or delete a domain name, to change the details of your own profile etc. Each registrar has access to the registrar web interface: one account for the production system and two accounts for the test system.


EPP is an international standard for registering domain names. The EPP interface allows you to automatically synchronise your registration platform with ours. E.g. a new registration requested on your website is transmitted to us immediately, the result promptly returns and you can immediately notify your customer. All changes to .be domain names will be visible after up to 30 minutes. Of course, some knowledge of EPP and SSL is required. Building the EPP registration platform is the task of the registrar.

We provide an added service allowing your logo to pop up immediately after a domain name search. In this way, potential domain name holders will see your logo faster, which will make their choice easier. 

The first 6 logos are suggested in random order. The end user can choose from these or click further to see more registrars. They can then click through to the full list of registrars. 

If you would like to participate in this, then send an e-mail to containing the following: 

  • your logo in png or jpeg;
  • the form below with a short description of your company; and
  • a URL (per language) in which we can paste the domain name and the extension so that the end user can register his domain name with you immediately

You will find the specific conditions that your description and URL have to meet on our documentation page. We approve this information and will display your details on our test environment. We will update this page every week. 

If you do not provide us with these data, we will show your company in the registrar list only as it already exists.

Tasks of a registrar

The registrar stands in between the registry (DNS Belgium) and the registrant or end user. You register domain names on behalf of your customers and also manage them afterwards. Domain name holders contact you for the following transactions of their domain names:

  • Registration
  • Update of the details linked tot he domain name, such as name, address, email address, name servers etc.
  • Lock/unlock of the domain name
  • Transfer to a new registrar or a new registrant
  • Deletion
  • Undo deletion
  • Reactivation of a deleted domain name

These services are optional: