Actively participate in user groups organized by or related to Belgian domain names.
When possible, be an active member of the Belgian Registries’ board or official bodies.
Inform members and the general public on important evolutions regarding domain names.
Act and communicate as a single spokesperson for the Belgian Registrar community.
Representing the interests and voicing the concerns of Registrars that offer Belgian domain names, is at the core of our values.
To accomplish that, our association organizes itself in such a way that it has a commercial and technically sound basis to start with. That is why it is founded by some of the top minds in the Belgian domain name space. This expertise is topped off by its members, who have years and years of experience in domain name related matters.
Together, they are one of the only associations in Belgium that is truly focussed, independent and legally organized in regards to the domain name business.
These are the members of our association. They consist of founding board members and companies that have joined our association. If you are a Registrar that offers Belgian domain names and also want to become a member, please apply here.
In preparation for NIS/2, the French and German domain registries, AFNIC (.fr) and DENIC (.de), have announced new measures for extra verification of registrant data. Short notice by AFNIC AFNIC, the registry responsible for .fr domains, has surprised stakeholders with the abrupt rollout of their new validation guidelines. These guidelines will be effective from January[…]
Belgium has positioned itself as one of the first countries to proactively publish a draft of the much-anticipated “NIS2 Law.” This move signifies a crucial step in the nation’s commitment to enhancing cybersecurity and digital infrastructure. The draft law is now open for public consultation, with stakeholders invited to submit their comments by December 21st.[…]
In a surprising and last-minute announcement, AFNIC, the French registry, has revealed plans to implement a requirement for registrars to verify registrant information. This new directive is set to take effect in approximately six weeks, leaving registrars with a very tight timeline to comply. Adding to the challenge, the details of these plans remain vague,[…]
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We are pleased to announce that a special general meeting is scheduled for November 14th, an essential gathering for all members of our association. This meeting holds particular significance due to a necessary administrative vote, prompted by recent changes in Belgian legislation. Administrative Vote: Updating Our Statutes First on the agenda for this meeting is[…]
In a development that adds to a trend of successive price hikes, SIDN recently announced a 10% increase in fees for .nl domains. This follows a series of annual increments, including a notable 6% rise last year, and 2% increases in the preceding years. As representatives of Bereas, we were privy to this information shortly[…]
Sister organization “Vereniging van Registrars” (VvR) will hold a webinar scheduled for June 8. This virtual event is dedicated to shedding light on the NIS/2 directive, a significant development in the digital landscape. Both Bereas and SIDN will also present more details about what is currently known about the NIS/2 directive. Objective of the Webinar[…]
Bereas is pleased to announce a scheduled meeting with the Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications (BIPT) on May 3rd. This meeting is of significant importance, as BIPT is expected to be one of the main institutions responsible for the interpretation and oversight of the NIS/2 directive in Belgium. NIS/2 The primary aim of[…]
Some time ago DNS Belgium, the organization responsible for managing the .be country code top-level domain (ccTLD), started delaying its zone file publications by 30 minutes. This move represents a departure from its previous practice of live zone file updates, a feature that once positioned DNS Belgium as a pioneer among ccTLDs. The Shift from[…]
On the October 13’th registrar Forum, DNS Belgium announced they were considering increasing the pricing for .be domain names. Many other registries are also increasing their pricing and in the current economical climate with high inflation, this was not too unlogical. The price for .be also had not changed since 2016. When looking at the[…]