Companies or individuals that are located in Belgium mainly use this TLD. It is also possible to register second level domains. .co.be; .com.be and .net.be are mainly used by organisations that are located in Belgium.
No special requirements. Anyone can register a .be domain name.
No special requirements.
All letters (a-z) and numbers (0-9) are allowed; hyphens (-) are also allowed, however not at the beginning or at the end of the domain name. A domain name should be between 2 and 63 characters long.
.be domain names transfers to UniNames are possible. The transfer itself is free, but is considered as a new registration; therefore a 1-year fee will be charged (or more years on request). Exactly 1 year after you have transferred your domain name, it will expire. Keep in mind that any remaining registration time at your former agent will be lost.
.be transfers to UniNames can be requested by sending a transfer request through our website.
The current domain owner will receive an e-mail from DNS Belgium to confirm the transfer.
If the current owner confirms the transfer e-mail within 7 days, the domain name is automatically transferred to UniNames.
Make sure that the email-address of the owner is active. Normally a period of 7 days will be granted to approve the transfer request. If the transfer is not confirmed within 7 days, it will be cancelled.If the e-mail procedure fails, the transfer can still be approved by fax. Please contact us to initiate the fax confirmation procedure.
The transfer should be initiated some time before the domain name expires. This to avoid that a transfer request is still being processed while the domain has passed its expiration date. If this happens the owner is responsible for the payment of possible fees that may be charged by the current registrar.
Ensure that your domain does not have a quarantine status. A transfer of a .be domain name that is in quarantine is subject to an additional fee of 45 EUR.
Transfers with a change of domain name owner (see updates) are called trades and follow a slightly different procedure. Both the current and the new domain owner will receive a request to confirm the transfer.
The following domain name information can be updated through your UniNames domain control panel.
1-2 business days*
*Change of owner contact.
According to DNS Belgium any change of domain ownership is a trade and not a regular update. UniNames' staff will verify whether the requested update is a rectification of the current owner's data (phone number, address, e-mail, etc.) or a change of domain owner. Any change of ownership will be treated as a new registration. This registration is automatically for 1 year or for more years on request. Both the current and the new domain owner will receive a request to confirm the trade.
**Changes are processed in real-time but due to the nature of DNS it might take 24 to 48 hours before the changes are propagated worldwide.
The .be WHOIS zone files are updated 5 times a day by DNS Belgium.
Updates can be done by any UniNames account having edit permissions on the domain name.
The billing contact of the domain name will automatically receive an invoice to renew the domain name. If the invoice is paid before the domain name expires, the domain name will be renewed.
Note the importance of correct billing information!
If not paid by the end of the month in which the domain name expires.
==> the domain name will go in quarantine
If the owner or the billing contact asks us to let the domain name expire:
the domain owner will be notified by e-mail
the domain billing contact will be notified by e-mail
the accounts with permissions on the domain name will be notified by e-mail
the domain name will go in quarantine(40 days)
A .be domain name that has passed the expiration date will go in quarantine (40 days) and will be deactivated. You remain the owner, but all services (website, e-mail...) linked to this domain will stop working.
Expired domain names can be reactivated as long as they are in quarantine.
An additional reactivation fee of 10 EUR will be charged.
The domain name is available for registration after 40 days of quarantine.