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DNS.be Announce New WHOIS And DAS Service

DNS BE logoDNS.be have announced they will deploy the latest version (release 9.0) of its Registration Platform in the coming weeks. The main enhancement is the introduction of the new WHOIS and DAS service on 10 April 2012.

A transition plan is worked out in order to make the migration as smooth as possible for everyone. A period of 2 months is foreseen giving everyone enough time to respond to the changes.

Because of the changes to DAS and WHOIS, the roll out of the new implementation will be done in phases. The WHOIS will be upgraded from version 4.1 to 5.0 and the DAS from version 2.0 to 3.0.

The planning for the transition to this new WHOIS and DAS service is as follows:

DNS BE Transistion DAS WHOIS

 

 

On Tuesday 6 March version 9.0 of our registration system software was deployed on the registration system.

The new version of WHOIS and DAS was not yet enabled at this time. A parallel WHOIS and DAS host running the “old” version of these services was enabled using the following hosts:

  • oldwhois.dns.be port 43
  • olddas.dns.be port 4343

Via these hosts, you can use the WHOIS and DAS service with the expected output as they are today.

On Tuesday 10 April (17h) the new versions of WHOIS and DAS will be enabled on the registration system and will be unreachable for a very short time (max 5 minutes) between 17h00 and 17h30 (Belgian local time).

At that moment the “old” WHOIS and DAS services are still available for an extended period of 2 months via oldwhois.dns.be and olddas.dns.be allowing you to make a smooth transition. In addition, you can decide when you want to migrate to the new WHOIS and DAS between 10/4 and 12/6.

Important

whois.dns.be port 4343 (so DAS via the WHOIS hostname) will be disabled on that day. From then on, only das.dns.be port 4343 can be used for the DAS service!

On Tuesday 12 June oldwhois.dns.be and olddas.dns.be will be removed, everyone should use the new WHOIS and DAS service.

This DNS.be news release was sourced from dns.be/en//new_whois_and_das_service

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DNS.be Information Campaign To Continue

DNS.be logoFrom 16 January till the end of March DNS.be is targetting the Belgian professions and intellectuals in order to convince them that having a presence online is extremely important for them too. It is the next stage in their information campaign that commenced during last year’s autumn.

The campaign will run in the Belgian media in the 2 major local languages (French and Dutch), as well as via a number of partners: (FVIB & Unizo + Unplib & UCM):

  • TV commercial in the General Messages segment on both Flemish and Walloon broadcasters
  • print ads in the specialist journals aimed at the medical professions
  • via partners: banners, a mailing featuring the commercial, advertisements, articles, etc.

If you want to have a look at the spot, see the:

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Renewed DNS.be registration platform on 13 December 2011

DNS.be announced it has renewed its registration platform used by the network of 470 registrars to register and manage domain names. These registrars have access to this platform 24/7 via a web interface or a direct automatic interface.

Apart from this renewal the platform itself also moved to 2 new colocation spaces.
The objective is to simplify maintenance and troubleshooting, to be able to expand more easily in the future and to improve availability of our services. By optimising hardware and software we were able to save budget on the cost of operations, licences and maintenance.
The project started 12 months ago and DNS.be invested 385.000 euro in it.

Technical information on the project:

  • Replacement of old hardware by a modular and flexible solution with storage virtualisation, a completely new and modern architecture and new equipment.
  • Upgrade of the Oracle Database and migration to Linux.
  • Improvement of the internal and external multi homed network connectivity.
  • Addition of more security, audit trails, centralized user authentication and logging.
  • Implementation of a better configuration management and versioning system.
  • 2 completely new colocation spaces backing up 100% of each other’s equipment and service to our registrars.
  • Beginning of 2012: higher availability by means of load balanced servers.

This DNS.be news release was sourced from:
dns.be/en//renewed_dnsbe_registration_platform_on_13_december_2011

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DNS.be Warns To Watch Out For False Online Business Directories

DNS.be received several complaints of Belgian businesses and organisations, who received a letter asking to check their company and website details. After the check they are asked to sign and send the letter back to the sender so that these details can be included in an online business directory.

In their letters (see example) these so-say Internet registers or directories use visual and copy elements that could easily be mistaken as being associated with official directory and/or internet providers in Belgium.The companies/organisations that fill in the details in the letter, then sign and send it back to the sender do so assuming that they are dealing with an official Belgian organisation. In actual fact, though, they are signing a purchase order for their details to be included in one or other online business “directory”. Having signed on the dotted line, as it were, they then receive an invoice and/or bank transfer request for the cost of including their details in the directory.

DNS.be advises individuals or businesses that receive letters or registration forms of this kind to go through them very carefully before sending back the signed form.

Unizo and the FPS Economy also warn about such practices on their website.

Futhermore, we already encountered this kind of practices in the past. An overview can be found here.

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This DNS.be news release was sourced from:
dns.be/en//watch_out_for_false_online_business_directories

DNS BE Warns Registrants to Watch Out For False Online Business Directories

DNS BE logoDNS BE have advised they have received several complaints of Belgian business and organisations that own a domain name. They receive letters asking them to pass on their company and website details, or to check the details provided. Finally they are asked to sign and send the letter back to the sender so that these details can be included in an online business directory.

In their letters, examples of which are provided via the link below, the internet registers or directories use visual and copy elements that could easily be mistaken as being associated with official directory and/or Internet providers in Belgium.

Those companies/organisations that fill in the details in the letter, then sign and send it back to the sender do so assuming that they are dealing with an official Belgian organisation. In actual fact, though, they are signing a purchase order for their details to be included in one or other online business “directory”. Having signed on the dotted line, as it were, they then receive an invoice and/or bank transfer request for the cost of including their details in the directory.

DNS BE is advising individuals or businesses that receive letters or registration forms of this kind to go through them very carefully before sending back the signed form. Also, if they have any questions about the management of their domain name, they should always get in contact with their accredited, genuinely official, DNS BE registrar. A list of the registrars can be found on the DNS BE website at www.dns.be.

These illegitimate business practices have happened in the past and an overview can be found via the original DNS BE news release here – www.dns.be/en/home.php?n=448.

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