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Europe: Belgium

The .BE extension was launched in 1989 and managed till year 2000 by the Leuven Catholic University, until it became managed by DNS Belgium.

To the date there have been registered more than one million .BE domains.

.be domain rates and features

Domain rates .be

Action Periodes Price
Registration 1 year(s) 7,95 €
Renewal 1 year(s) 7,95 €
Transfer 1 year(s) 7,95 €
Restore Includes domain renewal for 1 year 19,95 €


  • Domain length between 2 and 63 characters
  • IDN characters are permitted
  • Allows DNS modification
  • The transfer extends the expiration date by one year from the date of termination
  • Possibility to block transfers

.be domain life cycle

Domain available
Domain registration
Domain active
Expiration date
40 days
Redemption period
Deletion date
Domain available

.be domain regulations

Residency requirements

This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.

Technical requirements

This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.


.be domain registrations are immediate.


The expiration date changes but a new year isn't added. The new expiration date will be created adding a year to the transfer completion date.


Renewing your .BE domain only takes a minute and can completed at any time.



p>It's possible to request a cancellation of your .BE domain, visit the support center to open a support ticket. Please note, cancelling a name does not provide a refund of any registration fees.

DNS modifications

DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.


We allow the usage of DNSSEC on .be domains. Your domain can take advantage of this additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this technology can provide.
More information is available at: DNSSEC: What is it and how does it work.

Domain owner change

.BE domains permit owner changes, after the modification DNS.be will contact the previous owner by e-mail to accept the change, in case he doesn't accept it after 14 days the owner change will be cancelled.

Once the change completes the domain will be renewed for one year from the same date, that's why the .BE owner changes have cost (the same as the domain renewal).

Permitted characters / IDN

.be domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
IDN characters are permitted in .be domains.

Permitted IDN character table for .be domains

An Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) is a domain name that can contain non ASCII characters.

Unicode Script Hyphen (-) Digits (0-9) Characters (a-z)
By default Yes Yes Yes

IDN domains don't permit to mix different Scripts or character sets (for example, Latin, Greek or Cyrillic).
But it's possible to use different character tables for a same script.

  • The Latin Script permits the use of characters of Latin-1 supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, etc.. tables.
  • The Greek Script permits to combine characters of the Greek, Greek Extended, etc.. tables, doesn't permit combine them with the normal latin characters (a-z), but permits the use of numbers or hyphens.
  • Other script types have their own corresponding tables.

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