Free .be domain names
November 13, 2005 2:07 PM   Subscribe

Belgian authorities allow free registration of .be domain names in a temporary promotion. Hilarity ensues. (apparently metafilter.be is still available)
posted by Count Ziggurat (62 comments total)
 
A russian (.ru) site, that can't seem to respond well, registering .be domains (well, sort of, maybe, but maybe not)...

I need this why?
posted by HuronBob at 2:24 PM on November 13, 2005


whomightyou.be was still available, but if I have to give my real information... I don't know. Can I anonymize the whois lookup?
posted by Eideteker at 2:25 PM on November 13, 2005


thethingthatshouldnot.be
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:39 PM on November 13, 2005


doobiedoobiedo.be?
posted by carter at 2:40 PM on November 13, 2005


tobeornotto.be was already taken, as was 2beornot2.be :(
posted by clevershark at 2:40 PM on November 13, 2005


anyone checking to see if this is legit? I'm with HuronBob, it's a bit of gamble.
posted by moonbird at 2:48 PM on November 13, 2005


namedheshouldnot.be - the official site of Dark Lords everywhere!
posted by Biblio at 2:48 PM on November 13, 2005


I went to get my family name (being a Belge family) only to find it was taken a couple days ago...dns.be showed that my cousin snagged it, so it stays in the family!! Yay!!
posted by gren at 2:55 PM on November 13, 2005


glo.be was the one I wanted, but it's been taken. Alas.
posted by sdrawkcab at 2:59 PM on November 13, 2005


I now own losttri.be and gelatinouscu.be. Thank you!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:12 PM on November 13, 2005


I somewhat agree with his opinions on Leffe.
posted by fire&wings at 3:14 PM on November 13, 2005


Yeah, I'm not exactly planning on giving all my personal info to the Russian mafia Where is the official site for this? The Belgians rather stupidly sold nic.be to someone, there actual site seems to be here, and there is no news item about this promotion.

Once an affiliate registers with Tucows to register domain names, the marginal price is quite low, I think it's like a quarter or something crazy like that (but you have to pay quite a bit to start selling domains). It's a great deal for hosting companies, etc. As you can see here tucows is licensed to resell .be domains. But does tucows even know about this Russian site? They might, or they might not.

This company might legitimately just want to wait a year and then start charging you for your domain, or they may be after personal info. Either way, they seem to be lying.
posted by delmoi at 3:16 PM on November 13, 2005


Um, does this look like a spammer to you? There's no doubt in my mind that this is genuine.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:20 PM on November 13, 2005


jenny.be was not available.

Drat!
posted by jennyb at 3:22 PM on November 13, 2005


pu.be taken :(
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 3:24 PM on November 13, 2005


Gandi.net, which has been mentioned here on metafilter as a good registrar is an offical licensee of dns.be (see here.

Right now they are selling .be at a price of six euros, rather then 12. Why?
From the 1st November 2005 to the 31 January 2006, DNS.BE (the registry in charge of .BE) has decreased the price to register a .BE domain name by €6. Gandi, an accredited registrar, has decided to participate in this promotion and has likewise decreased its own price from €12 to €6 during this period. Note that you can register as many domains as you want and that this promotion does not apply to .BE domain name renewals.
So what is dns.be's regular price?
posted by delmoi at 3:24 PM on November 13, 2005


So.be needs to get in on this action.
posted by teece at 3:28 PM on November 13, 2005


damn, someone got honesta.be
posted by allen.spaulding at 3:29 PM on November 13, 2005


If I can't have jewjew.be I don't wanna play.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:35 PM on November 13, 2005


I think I got i8a.be
posted by loquax at 3:36 PM on November 13, 2005


I just registered my name via EuroDNS and seems a little less sketchy than the e3internet.ru link on the post. I almost registered justfuck.it as well but it requires EU citizenship or business address and 55€.
posted by birdherder at 3:39 PM on November 13, 2005


asleeping.be is available to any Harold Arlen fans who want it...
posted by Asparagirl at 3:57 PM on November 13, 2005


Argh! Who got outgra.be?
posted by squidlarkin at 4:06 PM on November 13, 2005


what are you entering for the phone number? It's not taking +1.xxxyyyyyyy

where xxx is the area code and y is the phone number. Also tried +01.xxx.yyyyyyy.

What am I not understanding?
posted by dobbs at 4:11 PM on November 13, 2005


dog.be?
posted by Rothko at 4:24 PM on November 13, 2005


+1.xxxyyyyyyy works fine for me, dobbs.

Maybe it just doesn't like you.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:29 PM on November 13, 2005


+1.xxxyyyzzzz worked for me as well.
posted by AllesKlar at 4:35 PM on November 13, 2005


dobbs: +XX.XXXXXXX
posted by signal at 4:57 PM on November 13, 2005


whatfoolsthesemortals.be

And on a tangent, where can I get Leffe Brune in the US?
posted by Wolfdog at 5:03 PM on November 13, 2005


Meet the proud owner of whatelsecouldi.be.

All apologies can be left at the email listed in my profile.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:22 PM on November 13, 2005


arrgh. it doesn't like me. Canada's 1, right? Maybe it ain't free for Canadians.
posted by dobbs at 5:25 PM on November 13, 2005


arrgh. there was a space on the end that I couldn't see till I selected the text. It likes me. It really likes me!
posted by dobbs at 5:28 PM on November 13, 2005


analpro.be is taken. Meh.

The only domain I can find that is available is nothingleftto.be.

I lack imagination, I guess.
posted by spazzm at 5:35 PM on November 13, 2005


flam.be was taken, but I got popntwin.be.
posted by Edame at 5:57 PM on November 13, 2005


I got itwill.be and a few others that aren't sentences. Neat.
posted by dobbs at 6:06 PM on November 13, 2005


I got broughttoyoubytheletter.be.
posted by brundlefly at 6:07 PM on November 13, 2005


loquax, sorry, i got i8a.be.

And I was also bitter that someone snagged outgra.be.

I could have gotten men.be, and now it's gone, and i'm kicking myself.
posted by 31d1 at 6:15 PM on November 13, 2005


31d1, did you get some confirmation beyond the confirmation number that you punch in? I did that and then it just "Thank you, it's been submitted." Anyone get a firm "it's yours!"?
posted by dobbs at 6:22 PM on November 13, 2005


I'm upset that somebody else got kemosa.be.
posted by brundlefly at 6:23 PM on November 13, 2005


Cher? igotuba.be.
posted by SPrintF at 6:30 PM on November 13, 2005


africanized.be
posted by brundlefly at 6:35 PM on November 13, 2005


whatawayto.be & whatcouldtheanswer.be
now, what the hell should i do with 'em?
posted by moonbird at 6:37 PM on November 13, 2005


dobbs, i registered it with gandi.net, cause this was like a week ago when their servers were down, and i decided it was worth 6 bucks.
posted by 31d1 at 6:44 PM on November 13, 2005


ericthehalfa.be?
posted by me & my monkey at 6:49 PM on November 13, 2005


ah, okay.
posted by dobbs at 6:51 PM on November 13, 2005


Any wiccans here? somoteit.be is available...
posted by brundlefly at 6:51 PM on November 13, 2005


thanks, brundlefly... I ganked it.

just what I needed, another domain.
posted by aristan at 7:28 PM on November 13, 2005


Damn it, someone already got ado.be. They could sell it for thousands! My evil plan is ruined.
posted by vodkadin at 7:35 PM on November 13, 2005


vodkadin, start an site to investigate who got ado.be... you can call it adobepro.be
posted by aristan at 7:37 PM on November 13, 2005


I was able to get billbeginswitha.be -- Ahh, sweet vanity.
posted by jivadravya at 7:47 PM on November 13, 2005


Well, no confirmation, but I theoretically got fatdoo.be
posted by stenseng at 7:56 PM on November 13, 2005


this just in from the bad taste dept.

abughrai.be
posted by stenseng at 7:59 PM on November 13, 2005


Y'all know that you've just got one year of registration, and you'll be paying next year if you want to keep it, right? That is, if the .be registrar doesn't take it away anyhow.
posted by mendel at 8:07 PM on November 13, 2005


mendel: Well, yeah, it is a promotion after all. Not a giveaway.

stenseng: Damn it! I had just thought of that! I did get hepatitis.be, though.
posted by brundlefly at 8:16 PM on November 13, 2005


The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune! tobeornotto.be is taken.
posted by kirkaracha at 8:19 PM on November 13, 2005


loquax, sorry, i got i8a.be.

Hmmm. The plot gets thicker. I got a confirmation email for it. Will we have to fight to the death? Is that the Russian mob's scheme?
posted by loquax at 10:15 PM on November 13, 2005


My last one was my favorite: allo.be, which I could prefix with front/pariet/occipit/tempor - not to mention just the coolness of 'allo' itself.
posted by blendor at 10:20 PM on November 13, 2005


loquax:
Hmmm. The plot gets thicker. I got a confirmation email for it. Will we have to fight to the death? Is that the Russian mob's scheme?"


Hmm, that is wierd. I've definitely got it - it's serving right now, though not on the standard port. But I've noticed that gandi.net will lock all your domains except they won't do it for .be . I have no idea what thats about, but I guess it could be taken away from me.
posted by 31d1 at 6:22 AM on November 14, 2005


Well, either way, if I do end up getting it somehow, you can have it. I was not really going to do anything useful with it anyways.
posted by loquax at 6:34 AM on November 14, 2005


How about a Shakespeare site?

tobeornotto.be

Or

2BOrNot2.Be
posted by QuarterlyProphet at 6:45 AM on November 14, 2005


I just started getting confirmation emails for the 8 I registered.
posted by dobbs at 2:12 PM on November 16, 2005


I just put in for getreadyto.be - I can't believe nobody had that yet. Also got a couple of others that I can't even remember offhand. Of course now I have to remember not to renew them for $20/pop, but hey.
posted by etoile at 9:33 AM on November 21, 2005


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