.be: Fraudulent websites to be taken offline within 24 hours


    DNS Belgium has entered into a cooperation with FPS Economy in order to suspend fraudulent websites within one day. This approach is designed to ensure consumer confidence in .be websites.

    The new protocol has been active since December 1 and authorizes DNS Belgium, at the request of the FPS Economy, to block notably .be domain names that:

    • are used for fraudulent webshops, or
    • host phishing websites (i.e. websites which imitate other websites in order to obtain credit card details, for instance).

    The new procedure will only be used in the event of serious crimes. The registrant has two weeks to react. After six months, the blocked domain name expires.