What is .be?
The .be web name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Belgium.
Belgium with its estimated population of 11,139,292, ranks as the 14th most populous country in Europe.
The .be extension presently the 12th most likeable ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe.
There are more than 1,328,013 such domain names.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .be domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .be ccTLD (country code top-level domain) registration started in 1988.
Who can register .be domain?
Any individual or company are allowed to register a .be web name.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .be extension?
A .be extension could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Belgium.
In Belgium the primary used language is Dutch.
The 6 most popular languages used for websites is english, german, russian, spanish, french and chinese, but you can use any other languages as well.
A website with a .be extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The main characteristics restrictions of a domain name:
The only valid characters for a .be web name are english language letters, numbers and a dashes "-".
A name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
Dashes cannot start or end your domain.
A .be domain can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.be).
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The .be domain length should be between 2-63 characters.
Your registration will not be accepted if your domain name doesn’t follow the above restrictions.
Domain name registration term allowance:
Minimum registration period for .be domain is 1 year till maximum 10 years.
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