The domain name is the understandable address of a web page. Computers communicate with each other via IP-addresses (e.g. 220.127.116.11), similar to a telephone number. By linking an IP address to a domain name, you ensure that your website is easily found.
A domain name you can use:
- as the location of a website
- as part of a personalized email address.
Both individuals and companies may register a domain name. To register a domain name, you need to contact a registered agent:
- The national domain names (‘.be’, ‘.fr’, ‘.nl’, …) are managed by national organizations, which in turn are recognized by Icann.
In Belgium, the management of ‘.be’ domain names is in the hands of the asbl DNS.be.
- The generic domain names (‘.com’, ‘.org’, ‘.net’, ….) are managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann).
- The domain name ‘.eu’ is managed by EURid.
The terms and conditions, procedure and price vary from organization to organization and therefore from agent to agent. The registration of a domain name must also meet certain technical and legal conditions. deJuristen can help you register your domain name.