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.BE

.BE is the so-called country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Belgium. A .BE domain is normally used by companies or private entities who are located in Belgium or who have business relationships with Belgium.


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Introduced 1988
Country Belgium
Registry dns.be
IDN Capable Yes
Webpage Register .BE

Contents


Registry

TLD

.be

Registry

dns.be

Dispute Policy

Rules

Registrar

1api GmbH

WHOIS-Server

whois.registry.be

WHOIS-Update

Real-Time

Min. Characters

2

Max. Characters

63

Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: allowed
Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 10
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1

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IDN capable

Yes

Restore capable

Real-Time

Handle Updates

Supported (partially)

Registration System

Real-Time

Allowed number of NS

0 to 13

Registry Nameservercheck

No

Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4 / IPv6

Hosts managed as

Attribute

Root Nameserver Update

Real-Time

SEC DNS Interface

KEY data interface

Transferclass

Pull

Transfer Periods

reset, 1 year added

Transfer Authcode required

Yes

Transfer Real-Time

Yes

Transfer Lock

Yes

Transfer Confirmation (Request / Approve)

- / -

Owner Change by

Trade

Trade Real-Time

No

Trade Periods

reset, 1 year added

Trade Confirmation (Request / Approve)

- / -

Trade ACK by

Customer

Trade NACK by

Customer


Periods

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Registration Periods

1 year

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

-1 week

Finalization Period

-1 day

Failure Period

-1 day

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

40 days

Deletion Hold Period

0 days

Explicit Renewals

No

Renewal Periods

1 year


API

Domain Registration

Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

OPTIONAL

auth = (TEXT) | (NULL)
period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)

Domain Transfer

The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully.
Domain transfers are processed in Real-Time.

Upon successfully transferring the domain, the registration date will be reset by the registry. The new expiration date will be 1 year in the future.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

auth = (TEXT) | (NULL)

OPTIONAL

period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)
action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER

Further information can be found at TLD specific

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 40 days.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

Restore Domain

Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 40 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

OPTIONAL

subuser = (TEXT)
renewalmode = (NULL) | (TEXT)

Further information can be found at TLD specific

Ownerchange

All contact information with the exception of registrant Name, Firstname and Organisation can be updated through the ModifyDomain command.

Please note that the registry does not support handle updates. You have to create a new handle containing the same information for Name, Firstname and Organisation as well as the updated contact information and attach it to the domain with the ModifyDomain command.
command = ModifyDomain
domain = (domain)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)


In order to change the owner you have to request a trade with the TradeDomain command. This can be done through our web interface or through our API:

command = TradeDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
auth = (TEXT)

Further information can be found at TLD specific

TLD specific

Request domain authcode

The authcode of a .BE domain must be requested from the registry by using the following command:

command = RequestDomainAuthInfo
domain = (DOMAIN)

The registrant of the domain will receive an e-mail with the corresponding auth code.

Transfer lock

The registry does not support transferlocks! The lock at HEXONET is only used for USERTRANSFERS inside HEXONET.

Restore from quarantine

It is possible to restore .BE domains which had been deleted by another registrar. This so-called "transfer from quarantine" can be manually initiated by our support team for the doubled cost of a normal restore.

Please note, that the transfer from quarantine has to be confirmed by the registrant as with a normal transfer.

Addons

RegistrarOC

Special parameters

The contact commands (AddContact, ModifyContact) may contain two additional parameters for registrarOC customers:

x-be-vat = <Belgian VAT ID>
x-be-lang = <country-code (EN, FR or NL)

x-be-vat defines the VAT ID of the contact,
x-be-lang defines the language of the contact,
which also will be displayed in the .BE Whois

Restore Process

To restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, you simply have to execute the RestoreDomain command. HEXONET directly forwards the restore request to the registry, which performs the restore in real-time. As soon as the restore is complete, the domain will get assigned to your account with the original domain data.

Please do not initiate a restore directly at the registry (e.g. using the registrar webinterface). All restore operations must be performed through our system.