The .vlaanderen domain name is a new top-level domain (TLD) that will be used to sign all e-mail messages and web pages connected with the Flemish Community.
This guarantees that messages or web pages connected with users, institutions, or companies in the Flemish Community are received by their addressees in Belgium or abroad.
What is the .vlaanderen domain name for?
The .vlaanderen domain name is not an Internet address like other domains. It functions as a kind of mailing address in the sense that it guarantees incoming messages to their addressees in Flanders.
The .vlaanderen domain name works through authentication (rDNS). Messages or web pages sent with this extension are always authenticated to guarantee that they come from the community.
The e-mail addresses and website names connected with these domains will be immediately recognizable, which ensures instant identification of connections within the Flemish Community.
What are the advantages of the .vlaanderen domain name?
The Flemish Community can now show its identity and origin on the Internet. This is a great advantage for companies, institutions, and individuals in Flanders who want to get in touch with their addressees within or outside of the Flemish Community.
The main advantage of the .vlaanderen domain name is that messages sent to users, institutions, or companies in Flanders are immediately recognizable as coming from within the community.
With the use of a .vlaanderen domain name, your e-mails and web pages easily identify you as a business, institution, or private person in Flanders.
With this extension, you can guarantee that all company e-mails come from an authentic source.
In addition, users have more choices in their selection of Internet addresses. Much more reliable than free addresses from other providers.
Senders can be certain that messages will only be intercepted by their intended recipient(s) and not by outsiders - especially spammers or scam artists.
Messages with this extension cannot be blocked automatically by spam filters because there is no foreign sender authentication for messages sent between domains with a different extension.
Who can use the .vlaanderen domain name?
The .vlaanderen domain name is primarily intended for use by institutions and companies in Flanders, but anyone can request this extension - regardless of where you live.
What naming conventions are required for the .vlaanderen domain name?
With the Domain Name Wizard, everyone can create his or her own personalized e-mail address and website name with a maximum of 10 characters, which includes numbers and one hyphen.
Furthermore, the letter 'i' may not be used as a suffix to form an e-mail address.
Are there any restrictions on the use of the .vlaanderen domain name?
Domain names may only be registered in the Roman alphabet. Special characters are not permitted, with the exception of 'i' and hyphen ( - ).
The domain name you choose must include at least one letter (a-z or A-Z) and can contain up to 20 different characters in total (a-z, A-Z, 0-9). The combination of these elements can form a maximum of 10 words.