Belgium works with a number of security companies and developers to keep the .be domain in good health and entirely dependable. Whenever they uncover any abuse related to a specific .be domain name, DNS Belgium automatically sends a report to the and his or her . It is then the task of the registrant to remove the fraudulent pages.
Registrants are often unaware of the offence being committed because they have been the victim of hacking. The domain name is then used by third parties for fraudulent practices such as This page will tell you more about the various forms of abuse that can occur on the Internet., and so on.
In most cases, these reports also mean that the .be website cannot be accessed by a large number of Internet users, because it is blocked in most browsers or because it has been made inaccessible by antivirus programs, browser plugins or blacklists. As a result, it is in your interests as the registrant to take appropriate measures as soon as possible.
When you receive a report from DNS Belgium about abuse relating to your domain name, we recommend that you remove the fraudulent pages from your website as quickly as possible. In the worst-case scenario, you will have to take your entire website offline (temporarily).
If you do not manage your website yourself, your partner or registrar can help you further. You will find your registrar by entering your domain name in the search bar in the right-hand column of this page, or via this link. After looking up your domain name, click on ‘WHOIS’ behind the .be extension. This will take you to a page where you will find all of the information about your domain name, including the contact details for your registrar.
If you have any questions about the management of your domain name, you can put them to firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: DNS Belgium cannot help you with removing fraudulent pages from your website. For that reason, you need to contact your hosting partner or registrar.
There are lots of ways to protect your website against hacking. If you use a to manage your website, make sure that it is always up-to-date. The best thing also is opt for strong passwords to manage your website. Make a backup of your website at regular intervals. If you have been the victim of hacking, you can quickly reset a previous version of the website.
The technical setup of your website also determines how secure it is. So be sure to contact your hosting partner or registrar if you have any questions about keeping your website secure.