Anyone who wants to register a domain name can do this very easily via a provider such as Wizzou: all you have to do is check whether your domain is still available, register it, and you are done! But behind the scenes, many organisations are working hard to satisfy your wishes. If you want to register a domain name with extensions like .be, .vlaanderen or .brussels, for instance, you have to go through DNS Belgium. You must be wondering what DNS Belgium is… Well, we were just about to tell you!
What is DNS Belgium?
DNS Belgium (previously known as dns.be) is a Belgian non-profit organisation in charge of the domain extensions (‘Top-Level Domains‘ or TLDs) .be, .vlaanderen and .brussels. Such an organisation that manages TLDs is called a registry.
Other examples of registries are: