Services[Link]

Access[Link]

Service

.vlaanderen

.brussels

Sandbox

EPP hostname:port

epp.nic.vlaanderen:700

epp.nic.brussels:700

sandbox-epp.dnsbelgium.be:700

Registrar web

https://registrar.nic.vlaanderen/

https://registrar.nic.brussels/

https://sandbox-registrar.dnsbelgium.be/

Command-line Whois:port

whois.nic.vlaanderen:43

whois.nic.brussels:43

sandbox-whois.dnsbelgium.be:43

RDAP

https://rdap.nic.vlaanderen

https://rdap.nic.brussels

https://sandbox-rdap.dnsbelgium.be

Name server:port

a.nic.vlaanderen
b.nic.vlaanderen
x.nic.vlaanderen
c.ns.dns.be
d.ns.dns.be
y.ns.dns.be
a.nic.brussels
b.nic.brussels
x.nic.brussels
c.ns.dns.be
d.ns.dns.be
y.ns.dns.be

sandbox-ns.dnsbelgium.be:53

User accounts[Link]

Each registrar will receive an e-mail to set the password for the admin user on their official e-mail address. Your username will be provided by SMS. The admin user can login to the registrar web and set up 2-step verification. After login in to registrar web, the web password can be changed and other users should be created with different permissions. To be able to start with EPP, you need to create a user with (at least) the tech role.

On the sandbox system, two separate registrar accounts will be provided to test transfers.

These are the roles and permissions defined for registrar web:

Admin role

Support role

Tech role

Finance role

change password

view registrar website

view status (active/blocked)

manage users

update RAR contact info (profile)

update RAR contacts (tech/admin)

view and export billing lines

EPP settings (IP addresses, password)

view threshold for paying transactions

View/search registration data

EPP credentials[Link]

Your login for EPP is your registrar handle. The tech user must set the EPP password via registrar web.

Access to the EPP server needs to be enabled on a per-IP-address basis. The tech user must add these addresses via Registrar web. The EPP interface does not require a client certificate.

The number of concurrent sessions to the EPP server of the system per registrar is currently limited to 4. Session timeout is set to 4 minutes.

Period durations[Link]

The Registry supports the following periods. Note that to test the various periods, the sandbox Registry uses minutes where the production registry would use days.

  • Redemption Period: 30 days (30 minutes)

  • Pending Restore Report: 7 days (7 minutes)

  • Pending Delete: 5 days (5 minutes)

  • Pending Transfer: 5 days (5 minutes)

  • Add Grace Period: 5 days (5 minutes)

  • Transfer Grace Period: 5 days (5 minutes)

  • Renew Grace Period: 5 days (5 minutes)

  • Auto-renew Grace Period: 45 days (45 minutes)

Auto-renew will remain at 1 year, the Registry can set a new expiration date on the sandbox system on demand of the registrar. Please contact our support team.

IDN[Link]

The registry supports IDNA 2008. The IDN implementation has the following properties:

  • The list of allowed characters can be found in the annex of the general manual.

  • There is no variant handling.

  • On the EPP-Interface, we will always return the A-Label of the domain name in the response as EPP is used to communicate between automated systems. For flexibility, we will accept both U-label and A-label in the request.

DNSSEC[Link]

The Registry supports provisioning of DNSSEC information, and has the following related properties:

  • The Registry requires key material as “dsData” in the EPP frames.

  • The use of “keyData” is not supported.