Who - What - Vision - Mission - Values - Sustainability - More about DNS Belgium

WHO IS DNS BELGIUM?

DNS Belgium is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 by ISPA Belgium (Internet Service Providers Association), Agoria (federation for the technology industry) and BELTUG (Belgium’s communication technology and services user Group). Our aim is to register domain names, to make the internet more accessible and to support internet usage.  

WHAT DO WE DO? 

At DNS Belgium, we perform the following tasks:

  • set up registration policies & procedures and rules and regulations
  • organize quality assurance of domain name registration in Belgium
  • organize all technical aspects related to the registration of domain names
  • make agreements with registrars
  • coordinate domain name registration at a national level
  • represent .be in international regulatory bodies and work groups
  • follow the evolution of domain name technology
  • stimulate standardization
  • stimulate cooperation between Internet Service Providers 

OUR VISION 

In a digitalized society where everybody is aware of the options of and has access to the benefits of domain names, DNS Belgium acts, in a sustainable way, as a centre of excellence.

OUR MISSION 

The aim of DNS Belgium consists of

  • operational and administrative management of the .be, .vlaanderen & .brussels domain name zone in a qualitative and secure manner
  • making the internet more accessible by acting as an enabler between all possible internet stakeholders at local and international level
  • support internet usage growth related to the use of domain names.

OUR VALues anD Future value enablers

Security, quality and reliability

These values are the corner stones of the technical mission of DNS Belgium. The fundamental importance of these values is recognized and subscribed to by all its stakeholders.  Our current efforts on the security front are substantial. We want to continue to invest so as to keep improving our security level.

Innovative and pro-active

DNS Belgium wants to remain a reliable and innovative player in the domain name world. We can draw on thorough knowledge of the market to build innovative solutions.  

DNS Belgium provides a high quality registration system to a network of 450 registrars. In addition, DNS Belgium ensures that the .be domain names are constantly available worldwide by guaranteeing the permanent accessibility of the name servers. 

Our innovative and pro-active approach to developments in the field enables us to guarantee a secure, high quality and stable Internet in the future as well.

Social and neutral

These values are fundamental for DNS Belgium and its employees, so we pay unremitting attention to them.   

In concrete terms, this means that DNS Belgium is constantly endeavouring to make the Internet accessible for everyone, e.g. by keeping the price as low and the registration conditions as simple as possible.

DNS Belgium is neutral, which means that we carry out our activities independently from any political affiliation, language, culture, etc.  But also that we assume a neutral attitude to all players in the digital society and we approach everyone the same way:  large and small registrars, registrants, etc. are treated with the same respect, and can count on the same quality. 

SUSTAINABILITY

DNS Belgium is very conscientious about the sustainability of its service, its suppliers and all partners involved, and is an active promoter of corporate social responsibility:

Our sustainability policy is based on four pillars:

  • Inspiring workplace
  • Leader in security
  • Digital awareness
  • Sustainable chain management

We defined the strategic objectives to be achieved by 2020 for each of these pillars. All our decisions and actions are checked against these objectives and their sustainability in the long term. 

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DNS

Domain Name System or Domain Name Server. The global DNS is the system and protocol used on the internet to translate domain names into IP addresses and vice versa. 

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