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Country: Belgium
Continent: Europe
Capital: Brussels
Location: 50°51'N 4°21'E
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1) Summer CEST (UTC+2)



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Overview
IDN capable: Yes
Handle Updates: Yes
Registration Period: 1 year
Autorenew Grace Period: 0 days
Deletion Timeframe: 1 day prior to expiration date
Registration System: Realtime
WHOIS-Server: whois.registry.be
WHOIS-Update: 5 min.
WHOIS-Privacy: No
Registry: Registry
Dispute Policy: Policy
DNSSEC: Yes


New Terms and Conditions for .be registrants

The .be Registry DNS Belgium has prepared a new version of the “general terms and conditions for .be domain name registrations.” These general terms and conditions apply to every holder of a .be domain name, i.e. your end customers. The new version will enter into force on December 1, 2016.

The new version (6.0) of the general terms and conditions entails important changes and DNS Belgium consequently deems it necessary to inform registrants about it in a direct way. Thus, we ask you to forward these new terms and conditions to our .be clients.

The text of the new terms and conditions is available on the registry website.

Contents

Zone Info

.BE is the so-called country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Belgium - NEW: IDNs available

Zone Use

A .BE Domain is normally used by companies or private entities who are located in Belgium or who have business relationships with Belgium.

Characters

  • Minimum: 3
  • Maximum: 63
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD

Domain Registration

.BE domains can be registered online through webinterface or via API command.

Attention.png Policy notes:
The whois data provided for the registrant must be accurate and up-to date. It is not permitted to replace the registrant data with the data of the registrar or its reseller, unless expressly requested by the registrant. The registrant must be permitted to change registrars freely. It is not permitted to charge fees for permission or handling of a transfer-out, neither may the registrant be required to give more than a month's notice or give reasons for the transfer. Sales of expiring domain names involving owner changes without the explicit consent and the observation of the registry transfer procedures are not permitted by registry policy.

DNS.BE


[COMMAND]
(required)                
command         = adddomain
domain          = mydomain.be
period          = 1
ownercontact0   = ....
admincontact0   = ....
techcontact0    = ....
billingcontact0 = ....
nameserver0     = ....
nameserver1     = ....
                
EOF


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Domain Modification

Trade

In order to change the owner of a .BE domain you have to a)request an authcode for the domain and then b)request a trade.

This can be done through our webinterface or through our API:


a) Request authcode for the domain with the special parameter X-BE-REQUESTAUTHCODE

[COMMAND]
(required)                     
command              = TradeDomain
domain               = yourdomain.be
X-BE-REQUESTAUTHCODE = 1
                     
EOF
  • The current domain holder will receive an email from the registry containing the authcode and the date of expiry.


b) Request the trade to the new domain holder with the TradeDomain command.

[COMMAND]
(required)              
command       = TradeDomain
domain        = yourdomain.be
auth          = .............
ownercontact0 = [new owner-contact]
              
EOF
  • You have to state the contact handle of the new owner. Please always create a new contact handle and do not use modified contact handles.
  • The trade of the domain will be processed instantly.
  • A trade is handled and charged like a new registration. The period of the domain is reset to one year.

Domain Renewal

As .BE domains can only be registered on a yearly basis, they cannot be renewed explicitly. To renew a .BE domain you have to set the domain renewal mode or default renewal mode to AUTORENEW or RENEWONCE.

Deletion Process

.BE Domains can be deleted online through the Delete Command or via the web interface.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = deletedomain
domain  = yourdomain.be
        
EOF

Restrictions

No other restrictions

Transfers

.BE Transfers are possible. Upon successfully transfering a .BE domain, it is automatically renewed for one year.

  • Please note that when a .BE Domain is transferred successfully, then the registration period starts from the beginning!

Transfer procedure

  • You can initiate a .BE domain transfer either through the RRPproxy webinterface or through the API command.
  • A transfer of a .BE domain is processed in two steps:

a) Request authcode for the domain with the special parameter X-BE-REQUESTAUTHCODE

[COMMAND]
(required)                     
command              = TransferDomain
domain               = yourdomain.be
X-BE-REQUESTAUTHCODE = 1
                     
EOF
  • The current domain holder will receive an email from the registry containing the authcode (consists of 5 groups with 3 numbers) and the date of expiry.


b) Request the transfer of the domain

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = TransferDomain
domain  = yourdomain.be
action  = request
auth    = .............
        
EOF

Transfer notes

  • The transfer is always initiated with the new provider / registrar.

Transfer Time

A transfer is done immediately.

Restores

.BE restores are possible. A restore can be requested via API command or via webinterface.

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = restoredomain
domain  = yourdomain.be
        
EOF


Transfer from quarantine for domains at other registrars

Deleted .BE domains under the management of another registrar can be restored from quarantine and simultaneously transferred to Key-Systems ("transfer from quarantine").

The transfer from quarantine can be initiated through the webinterface or through an API command:

[COMMAND]
(required)                    
command             = TransferDomain
action              = request
domain              = example.be
x-accept-quarantine = 1
                    
EOF
  • The transfer from quarantine has to be confirmed by the registrant like a normal transfer.


Please note:
A trade from quarantine is not possible.


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