About .be Domains
DNS.be is the sponsor and Key Systems is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .be extension that represents Belgium.
The following information is internal-only and is not visible to customers.
Exceptions to the Whois Database for .be Domain Names:
Key Systems is the registrar of record for this domain name extension. We use Key Systems for domain name management. Check Reggie to confirm whether or not the domain name is active in a GoDaddy/Wild West Domains account.
Who can register .be domains?
Anyone can register a .be domain.
|Registration Length||1 year|
|Renewal Length||1 year 1|
|Transfers To||Supported 2|
|Transfers Away||Supported 3|
|Account Change||Supported 4|
|Ownership Protection||Not Supported|
|Privacy Protection||Not Supported|
|Contact Updates||Supported 5|
For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:
1 Renewal Restrictions
Your .be domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether you set the domain name to auto-renew or manually renew. We attempt auto-renewal on the first day of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal on the 10th of the month and again on the 20th of the month.
If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, you can attempt to recover it, and there might be a fee to do so. See Renew my expired domain for instructions.
For example: Your .be domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.
Redemption Requirements for .be Domains:
- Status 83 — They must pay only the cost of renewal.
- Status 149 — They must pay the $80 redemption fee and the cost of renewal.
- Status 8 — Charge a Misc Fee for the $80 redemption fee and the cost of renewal. Then, submit a CCTLD - Reactivate Domain Request escalation in the CRM.
- Status 64 — The customer submitted a recovery request and the DCAST ccTLD Team is processing it. Please allow up to 72 hours for the recovery to complete.
- Deletions — The customer can redeem the domain name within 40 days of deletion.
2 Transfer In Requirements
Please reach out to our award-winning GoDaddy Guides for help.
Exceptions to Transfer In for .be Domains:Domain has transferred away due to Invalid Contacts
In the CRM, submit a CCTLD - Transfer In escalation. The DCAST ccTLD Team will further review is the customer missed Invalid Whois notice, that cause the domain to be revoked by the registry. We will assist with transfering the name back in these cases.
3 Transfers Away Requirements
The transfer away process is unique for .be. The domain does not need to be unlocked, you must initiate the transfer with the gaining registrar, who will require the registrant to provide an authorization code for the transfer. Please contact our award-winning GoDaddy Guides to request the authorization code.
Exceptions to Transfer Away Policies for .be Domains:
In the CRM, submit a CCTLD - Transfer Away escalation for the authorization code. The DCAST ccTLD Team will provide the customer with the authorization code required to complete the transfer.
4 Account Change Requirements
When you move the domain name, the registrant's first name, last name, and organization (company name) cannot change.
5 Contact Updates Requirements
To update the registrant contact information for your .be domain name, please reach out to our award-winning GoDaddy Guides for help. Updates to the registrant's first name, last name, and/or organization (company name) are called a trade. This process mirrors new registration, and the registry charges a fee for it (the cost of one year of registration). The domain name's registration resets to one year when the trade completes.
Exceptions to Contact Updates for .be Domain:
To update the registrant's first name, last name, and/or organization (company name), submit a CCTLD - Contact Info Update Request escalation in the CRM. In some cases, the Registry may require an additional fee and/or an auth code to update the Registrant. DCAST will communicate directly with the customer in these cases to ensure they are aware.
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