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.
Rates and features
|Registration||7,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Renewal||7,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Transfer||7,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Restore||19,95 €||Includes domain renewal for 1 year||-|
|Domain length:||2 - 63 characters|
|Transfer system:||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.|
Extension rules .be
.be domain life cycle
|Domain available||Domain active||Redemption period||Domain available|
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.
- Hyphen (-)
- Digits (0-9)
- Characters (a-z)
|Character||Unicode||HTML Code||HTML Number||Unicode Table|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH TILDE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH RING ABOVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER AE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER ETH|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH TILDE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH TILDE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH STROKE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER THORN|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LIGATURE OE|
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.
This extension doesn't have any residency 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.
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 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: What is DNSSEC 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).
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
We are a DNS.be accredited registrar.