Annual report 2020
New .be registrations grew by more than 20% compared to 2019, reflecting the lockdowns that caused much more online activity. In addition, in our fight against cybercrime, our system now checks the registration details of domain name holders even before a domain name becomes active so that it cannot cause any damage.
Evolution in the number of domain names
Number of revoked .be domain names
We revoke domain names that do not comply with our terms and conditions because they are used for fraud, for example, or because the holder's details are incorrect.
Number of new .be registrations per year
How many new registrations of .be domain names did we see in 2020 compared to previous years?
Total number of .be domain names
How many .be domain names do we count at the end of 2020 compared to previous years?
Total number of domain names end 2020
Renewals of domain names 2020
The domain name extension market in Belgium
Which extensions do Belgians choose for their domain name?
Use of .be domain names
What are .be domain names used for?
We break down the websites linked to the .be, .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names according to the classification of the Registry-Registrar Data Group of CENTR. The main categories are: Industry, Personal and Low content. Websites, blogs, etc. fall under Personal. Low content comprises all websites with minimal content: pay per click, error messages, holding pages. Industry contains all business domain names which we divide further into different subcategories.
.be domain names, the most important sectors in relation to the total number of .be websites:
.brussels and .vlaanderen are used above all by the respective governmental authorities. For .vlaanderen, the Flemish government opted to have their .vlaanderen domain names redirected to an existing .be website.
Holders of .be domain names per country of origin
Number of Belgian/foreign .brussels domain name holders
Number of Belgian/foreign .vlaanderen domain name holders
Distribution of .be domain names across the regions
Distribution of .be domain names per postal code and per 100 inhabitants
Locations of .be domain name holders worldwide
Number of .be domain names per holder
Distribution private individuals/companies .be
For .be, we work with 380 registrars. The 10 largest registrars hold over 57% of .be domain names, an increase of 1 percent.