Domain registration and transferring: BE

In this article, we will give you an overview of the requirements for transferring or registering a .BE domain at HostPapa. 

How to register a domain name with HostPapa

.BE is an open registry. You do not have to be a Belgian resident or business operator to register a .BE domain.

To check prices or register one of these domains, visit our domain page or purchase directly from your HostPapa Dashboard by clicking on My Domains, then Register New Domain to open a Secure Order Form. 

Note: All .BE domains have a registration term of one year, and may only be renewed for one-year terms.


How to transfer a domain name to HostPapa

Before you request to transfer your domain name to HostPapa, there are a few steps you should complete to ensure a smooth transfer:

  1. Unlock your domain name at your current registrar. Each domain registrar may have different steps to unlock the domain. If you can’t find this option in the general settings, please contact your domain registrar. 
  2. Obtain an authorization code (EPP Key, also known as Auth-Code or transfer code) from DNS Belgium or from your current registrar. This code is necessary for the transfer.
  3. Our registrar, OpenSRS, will send an email to this address immediately after you purchase the transfer. The email will contain the verification link and Transfer Key that you’ll need to authorize the transfer in your HostPapa account.


  1. There is no renewal grace period for .BE domains. If a domain name is not renewed by its expiry date, it continues to work until the end of the expiry month, then it will go straight into the redemption period for 40 days, which means that you can reclaim your expired domain name for the standard domain purchase price plus a redemption fee (fees vary; please contact HostPapa Support for more information).
  2. Please ensure enough time to initiate the domain transfer before its expiration/renewal date. Transfers can take up to seven days to complete. To prevent your domain from becoming non-functional during the transfer, we recommend making this request at least two weeks before your domain’s expiry date.

If you need help with transferring or registering your .BE domain name with HostPapa, please open a support ticket from your dashboard.

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