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'''DNS Belgium''' is the organization that manages the registration of Belgium's [[.be]] ccTLD.<ref name="mission">[http:/http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/about-us/mission Mission, DNS Belgium]</ref> They are also applicants for the [[.brussels]] and [[.vlaanderen]] [[gTLD]]s. All three extensions have their own separate websites.<ref>[http://www.dns.be www.dns.be]</ref><ref>[http://www.dnsvlaanderen.be www.dnsvlaanderen.be]</ref><ref>http://www.dnsbrussels.be www.dnsbrussels.be]</ref>
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'''DNS Belgium''' is the organization that manages the registration of Belgium's [[.be]] ccTLD.<ref name="mission">[http:/http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/about-us/mission Mission, DNS Belgium]</ref> They are also applicants for the [[.brussels]] and [[.vlaanderen]] [[gTLD]]s, which they announced in March 2012 after receiving 10 years of contracts from both the Flemish and Brussels governments to manage the operations of the proprsed [[gTLD]] strings.<ref>[http://www.dns.be/en//dnsbe_operator_vlaanderen DNS.be operator .vlaanderen]</ref><ref>[http://www.dns.be/en//brussels_operated_by_dnsbe_as_well .brussels operated by DNS.be as well]</ref> All three extensions have their own separate websites.<ref>[http://www.dns.be www.dns.be]</ref><ref>[http://www.dnsvlaanderen.be www.dnsvlaanderen.be]</ref><ref>http://www.dnsbrussels.be www.dnsbrussels.be]</ref>
  
DNS Belgium was created in 1999 by [[ISPA]], [[Beltug]] and [[Agoria]]. DNS Belgium facilitates cooperation between the nation's [[ISP]]s, dictates technical and regulatory details for registration, . <ref name="mission"></ref>
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==History==
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From 1989 to 1994, registration of .be domain names was originally performed by Pierre Verbaeten of the of the Computer Science department at the Catholic University of Leuven. During that time, there were only 129 domain names registered by Prof. Verbaeten; he then requested that registration responsibility be transferred to DNS Belgium, which was formed on February 2, 1999 by [[ISPA]], [[Beltug]] and [[Agoria]].
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DNS Belgium assumed the responsibility on January 1, 2000.<ref>[http://www.dns.be/en/about_dnsbe/history History of DNS.be]</ref> In 2006, DNS Belgium confirmed its  commitment and cooperation with [[ICANN]] to ensure the security, stability and interoperability of the [[DNS|Domain Name System]] (DNS).<ref>[https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:dv7h-OjeSswJ:www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/cctlds/be/be-icann-letters21dec06en.pdf+DNS.be+and+ICANN&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShjwxYjd3v8jd42q9WETwWzawHiE1Xf7i0SHt_ocfPeEjIRzwnTJ-WwzPtOxREEF-SSmgh4AtcWDOy8LsQHRq7zzFpw2sZ_5wkqgyF_2FrlzpcD4q1W_yhlgew8biyrzkN4mp&sig=AHIEtbSZ4gK6Q4bWPIUHdRnmGYmlb1TUrA  ICANN Letter to DNS.be]</ref>
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DNS Belgium facilitates cooperation between the nation's [[ISP]]s, dictates technical and regulatory details for registration.<ref name="mission"></ref>
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Throughout 2011 and 2012, DNS Belgium has led a marketing campaign to try and convince Belgian professionals that having a website on a .be address is important.<ref>[http://www.domainpulse.com/2012/01/22/dns-be-information-campaign-to-continue/ DNS be Information Campaign to Continue, DomainPulse.com]</ref> In 2013, DNS Belgium executed a marketing campaign containing direct mail, radio and online bannering to promote the launch of IDN to the [[.be]] domain.
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==Organization==
 
DNS Belgium is organized with a Board of Directors and a Strategic Committee., the Board is the major controlling entity and is made up of three members. The Strategic Committee is formed of representatives of  the three founding organizations, effective members, and advisory members. Currently, there are 9 members in this committee.  
 
DNS Belgium is organized with a Board of Directors and a Strategic Committee., the Board is the major controlling entity and is made up of three members. The Strategic Committee is formed of representatives of  the three founding organizations, effective members, and advisory members. Currently, there are 9 members in this committee.  
  
 
In February, 2012, Peter Vergote, Legal & Corporate Affairs Manager at DNS Belgium, was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of [[CENTR]], which is the umbrella organization for European [[ccTLD]] registries. He will serve through 2013.<ref>[http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en Home, DNS Belgium]</ref>
 
In February, 2012, Peter Vergote, Legal & Corporate Affairs Manager at DNS Belgium, was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of [[CENTR]], which is the umbrella organization for European [[ccTLD]] registries. He will serve through 2013.<ref>[http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en Home, DNS Belgium]</ref>
  
Throughout 2011 and 2012, DNS Belgium has led a marketing campaign to try and convince Belgian professionals that having a website on a .be address is important.<ref>[http://www.domainpulse.com/2012/01/22/dns-be-information-campaign-to-continue/ DNS be Information Campaign to Continue, DomainPulse.com]</ref> In 2013, DNS Belgium executed a marketing campaign containing direct mail, radio and online bannering to promote the launch of IDN to the [[.be]] domain.
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==Responsibilities==
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As  the registry operator for the .be ccTLD, DNS.be is responsible for the following:<ref name="mission"></ref>
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* Develop the registration rules & regulations, policies and procedures for the .be ccTLD
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* Organize the quality assurance for domain name registration in Belgium
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* Maintain all the required technical aspects related to the domain name registration
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* Establish agreements with domain name registrars
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* Coordinate the domain registration at a national level
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* Represent the .be ccTLD within international regulatory bodies and working groups
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* Implement the latest technology available for the domain name industry
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* Promote standardization and cooperation among [[ISP|Internet Service Providers]] (ISPs)
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 05:53, 25 August 2013

DNS Belgium.JPG
Type: Non-profit Organization
Industry: Domain Industry
Founded: 1999
Founder(s): ISPA Belgium
Agoria
Beltug
Country: Belgium
Website: www.dnsbelgium.be
Key People
Philip Du Bois, General Manager
nTLDStats
TLDs: 2
Registrations: 14,574

More Info: nTLDStats

DNS Belgium is the organization that manages the registration of Belgium's .be ccTLD.[1] They are also applicants for the .brussels and .vlaanderen gTLDs, which they announced in March 2012 after receiving 10 years of contracts from both the Flemish and Brussels governments to manage the operations of the proprsed gTLD strings.[2][3] All three extensions have their own separate websites.[4][5][6]

History

From 1989 to 1994, registration of .be domain names was originally performed by Pierre Verbaeten of the of the Computer Science department at the Catholic University of Leuven. During that time, there were only 129 domain names registered by Prof. Verbaeten; he then requested that registration responsibility be transferred to DNS Belgium, which was formed on February 2, 1999 by ISPA, Beltug and Agoria.

DNS Belgium assumed the responsibility on January 1, 2000.[7] In 2006, DNS Belgium confirmed its commitment and cooperation with ICANN to ensure the security, stability and interoperability of the Domain Name System (DNS).[8]

DNS Belgium facilitates cooperation between the nation's ISPs, dictates technical and regulatory details for registration.[1]

Throughout 2011 and 2012, DNS Belgium has led a marketing campaign to try and convince Belgian professionals that having a website on a .be address is important.[9] In 2013, DNS Belgium executed a marketing campaign containing direct mail, radio and online bannering to promote the launch of IDN to the .be domain.

Organization

DNS Belgium is organized with a Board of Directors and a Strategic Committee., the Board is the major controlling entity and is made up of three members. The Strategic Committee is formed of representatives of the three founding organizations, effective members, and advisory members. Currently, there are 9 members in this committee.

In February, 2012, Peter Vergote, Legal & Corporate Affairs Manager at DNS Belgium, was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of CENTR, which is the umbrella organization for European ccTLD registries. He will serve through 2013.[10]

Responsibilities

As the registry operator for the .be ccTLD, DNS.be is responsible for the following:[1]

  • Develop the registration rules & regulations, policies and procedures for the .be ccTLD
  • Organize the quality assurance for domain name registration in Belgium
  • Maintain all the required technical aspects related to the domain name registration
  • Establish agreements with domain name registrars
  • Coordinate the domain registration at a national level
  • Represent the .be ccTLD within international regulatory bodies and working groups
  • Implement the latest technology available for the domain name industry
  • Promote standardization and cooperation among Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

References