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Purchasing a domain name

Register a domain for your website

  • Your place on the Internet
  • Your domain name is your address on the Internet. Use it as a URL for your website or redirect visitors to your Facebook page.

  • Create your own e-mail addresses
  • Create as many e-mail addresses as you like. No more With your domain name, you also get a free mailbox to send and receive e-mails.

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Why register a domain name with Combell?

Take advantage of our free extra services

Mailbox and e-mail addresses

You get a free 1 GB mailbox worth ‚ €12/year. And as many e-mail addresses as you like.

Easy management

Our control panel allows you to easily change the DNS settings of your domain name and create your own e-mail addresses.

Unlimited subdomains

Create as many subdomains as you need. is e.g. a subdomain of

Free premium support

Since we too hate it when we have to wait and have our calls transferred, we offer you the opportunity to talk to a specialist on the phone, who will assist you day and night.

Redirecting e-mails to your mailbox

Create new e-mail addresses and have e-mails arrive on your current e-mail address. This way, you will receive all your e-mails in a single place.

Redirect visitors to another URL

Use your domain name to redirect visitors to another URL, such as your Facebook page or any other existing websites.

Money-back guarantee

Are you not satisfied? You can request a full refund up to 3 months after your order.

Find out more about our money-back guarantee

Free e-mail marketing tool

Send 5 e-mail campaigns / newsletters per month to your contacts thanks to a free Flexmail account.

Discover all the possibilities

Transfer service

Are your domain and your website hosted elsewhere? We will transfer them to our servers for you free of charge.

New domain extensions by theme

The Internet has developed with the arrival of thousands of new extensions. Besides country-code extensions (such as .be for Belgium and .nl for the Netherlands) and generic extensions (such as .com, .biz and .net), you can now take your pick from a multitude of new extensions.

We can offer you almost all of these new extensions. In order to make things easier for you, we have grouped them into a few categories. Checking the availability of a domain name is now easier than before.

Discover the new extensions

Protect your brand and domain name against hijackers

Protect your trademark against cybersquatters

It is recommended to register the name of your company or idea as quickly as possible. This way, you do not run the risk that others or even competitors get hold of it.

Given the number of new domain extensions, you should also ensure that others do not register your trademark with one of the new extensions.

In order to protect yourself against cybersquatting, make sure you register your trademark in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) worldwide database.

  • You will have priority when new extensions are launched.
  • Notification when others register your trademark and possibility of stopping them.

Protect your trademark

Tips to purchase a domain name

Frequently asked questions about registering a domain name

What is a good domain name?

A good domain name makes it easier for people to find you on the Internet. Your domain name is the key to your online success. Here are a few tips for registering a domain name.

  • Make sure it is easy to remember.
  • Avoid confusion about the spelling. Or make sure you also register alternatives, such as
  • Include relevant keywords in your domain name. This will help you improve your ranking in Google.

Check the availability of one or more domain names

Check if a domain name is available

Find a cool name and check the availability of the corresponding domain name via our website.

  • Is the domain name available? Perfect! Select it and complete the registration process before someone else does.
  • Is the domain name already taken? Unfortunately, someone else has already registered it. You can always select an alternative extension that is still available.

Tip: Do you really want to register a domain that is already taken? In that case, you will first need to reach an agreement with its current owner. Then, you can order the domain and provide us with the transfer code, so that we can register the domain in your name.

What happens when the registration is about to expire?

Well before the expiry date of your domain name, we will send you a notification via regular mail and e-mail. You can then choose to renew your domain name or let it expire.

  • If you decide to let your domain name expire, no additional costs will be incurred. But your domain will become available for others to register.
  • If you decide to renew your domain name, you will remain its owner and will have to pay the regular annual price. If you ever forget to pay on time, do not panic! Most extensions have a quarantine period in which you can still renew the domain name.

We recommend that you let a domain name expire only in exceptional circumstances. Because someone else may pretend to work for your company and tarnish your reputation.

Transferring my domain name? Request a domain transfer without further ado

Transferring your domain name to Combell

Have you already registered a domain name with a provider other than Combell? In that case, transfer your domain name and enjoy our free extra services, such as free support and a free mailbox.

  1. Ask your current provider to make your domain available for transfer and obtain the transfer code.
  2. Search for your domain via our website. Select “transfer” and place your order.
  3. You will receive an e-mail to confirm your transfer to Combell.

Transfer your domain name

Take over a domain name from someone else

If you have found the perfect domain name for your project but it is unfortunately already taken, you need to reach an agreement with the current owner before you can purchase it.

  1. The whois feature allows you to identify the owner of the domain name.
  2. Contact the owner and try to reach an agreement.
  3. Have you reached an agreement? Ask the current owner to make the domain available for transfer and request the transfer code.
  4. Once you have that info, you can register the domain via our website. For this, please select “transfer”.
Getting hold of domain names and transferring them to Combell

Do you want to register a domain name?

Our specialists are available every day to give you free advice about domain names. Feel free to contact Jasper and his colleagues via e-mail or by telephone.

+31 (0)20 796 9999

E-mail with your domain name

Create e-mail addresses with your own domain name

Creating an e-mail address with your own domain name

Create an impression of professionalism with an e-mail address based on your own domain name. You can make as many e-mail addresses as you need for free. You can fill in whatever you want before the @ sign! So, no more e-mail addresses like

Register your own domain name, like e.g. and start sending your e-mails using your own e-mail address, like or

Your own domain name with e-mail address

Free mailbox with your domain name

Combell is the only provider that offers you a free mailbox to send and receive your e-mails when you purchase a domain name.

If you need more mailboxes, we can provide you as many of them as you want from €1/month.

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Keep your e-mail address

Do you prefer to keep your current e-mail address and mailbox? With the free mail forwarding option, e-mails are automatically redirected to your new e-mail address (based on your domain name).

This way, you can continue to check your e-mails as you currently do, but you communicate with your customers using a professional e-mail address based on your own domain name.

You can e.g. create and have those e-mails arrive on your current e-mail address.

Free e-mail forwarding with each web domain

A website on your domain name

Use your domain name as an address for your own website

Domain name as an address for your website

Use your domain name as an address for your website.

  • Establish a connection to your existing web hosting (with Combell or any other provider)
  • Or order a web hosting package with your domain name and get a free domain name for the first year.
    • Voted best hosting on the market 3 years in a row.
    • 1-click install of WordPress, Drupal, etc.
    • Extremely stable platform so that your website is always online.
    • free support in your own language

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Domain name and hosting for your website

Redirect a web address (URL) to Facebook

Redirecting Internet users to your Facebook page

If you do not have your own website, you can use your domain name to link it to your Facebook page or any other personal page.
This will make it much easier for your customers to find information about you on the Internet.

Combell is the only provider that is offering this service for free!

Create your own website on your domain name

Start building your website by yourself thanks to our handy sitebuilder, which will help you create a professional website with your own style in just a few clicks.

  • +140 styles to choose from
  • Works like a text editor
  • You get the domain name for free for the first year

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Transferring my domain name? Request a domain transfer without further ado

Do you already have a website?

Have you already developed a website that is hosted by a third party? The control panel allows you to connect your domain name to this hosting package in no time.

Do you want to transfer the website to Combell by yourself? Our Combell movers will help you transfer your website to a Combell hosting package without any downtime. This will not cost you a penny either!

Do you want to transfer your website to Combell? Just select a hosting package and go!

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Frequently asked questions about domain names

A domain name is the unique name used to identify an IP address without having to use a series of numbers. Each computer that is connected to the Internet has its own Internet Protocol address or IP address; Combell’s IP address, for instance, is

However, using these numbers is not very user-friendly; it is much easier for you to remember than these numbers. And there is another downside to using numbers: if you ever need to migrate the website to a new server, it will probably have a new IP address. Using domain names instead of numbers makes things a lot easier, because the domain name remains the same, even if you change the underlying numerical address.

The Domain Name System or DNS is the name system that connects domain names to the corresponding numerical IP addresses. The DNS is comparable to a phone book. It ensures that you can enter an URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or e-mail address without having to know where the computer is located in the world.

A domain name consists of different parts, which must be read from right to left. The extension at the end is the Top-Level Domain or TLD. To its left, you will usually see the actual domain name, which is the Second-Level Domain or SLD. Both are separated by a dot. In, “nl” is the TLD, and “Combell” the SLD.

There are different TLDs: generic Top-Level Domains (generic TLDs or gTLDs) and country code Top-Level Domains (country code TLDs or ccTLDs).

In gTLDs, the extension consists, by convention, of a series of minimum 3 letters, such as .COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.

In ccTLDs, the extension consists of the two letters of the country code. Each domain suffix that consists of 2 letters is a ccTLD.

A country code Top-Level Domain is a TLD reserved for a country, a sovereign state or a dependent territory. A domain with a country code usually indicates that a company or organisation is established in a particular country and/or addresses the people in that country.

In a ccTLD, the extension (the last part of the domain name) consists of the two letters of the country code, like .be for Belgium and .nl for the Netherlands. Some country codes also use a Second-Level Domain, like for companies and for non-profit organisations in the United Kingdom.

.eu is also considered a country code; it indicates that a company addresses the whole of Europe.

A generic Top-Level Domain is a TLD that is used to identify the company or organisation for which the domain was requested: .com for commercial entities, .org for non-profit organisations, .net for networks, .edu for educational institutions, .biz for businesses, etc.

Contrary to ccTLDs such as .be for Belgium and .nl for the Netherlands, which indicate local roots, a gTLD has a more international dimension.

A few years ago, it was decided to increase the number of existing gTLDs. This is how new gTLDs became available for specific professions (like .LAW, for example) or geographic locations (like .VLAANDEREN and .GENT).

A domain name must be 'read' from right to left; the different parts, separated by the dot, indicate the hierarchy. The last part is the highest level (Top-Level Domain or TLD) and consists of the extension or suffix. It refers to a gTLD (generic TLD) such as .com, .net or .biz, or a ccTLD (country code TLD) such as .be, .nl or .eu.

A registrant is the person, company or organisation that registers a domain; once the domain has been registered, it becomes the owner of the domain. The domain is registered with an accredited registrar, like Combell.

A domain registrar is an organisation or commercial business that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. In order to become a registrar, an accreditation must be provided by the operator of a generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) and/or a country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD), also called domain name registry.

The registrar must manage the domains according to the guidelines laid down by the domain name registry concerned. A registrar can also work with dealers or resellers.

Combell is an accredited registrar.

A domain registry is a database of all domain names in a specific Top-Level Domain. This database also contains the associated information about the registrants of the domain names.

This name also refers to the unique organisation that manages this database and oversees the registration of domain names for a specific Top-Level Domain. is e.g. the domain name registry for the .be ccTLD, and VeriSign is the domain registry for the .com gTLD.

In the future, Combell, which submitted an application together with the City of Ghent for the new .GENT gTLD, will become the domain name registry for this gTLD.

When the registrant applies for or registers a domain name, he/she is required to provide his/her contact details, which are then stored in the WHOIS record. Depending on the gTLD, these details can be summary or comprehensive. The WHOIS record usually contains the following details:

  • REGISTRANT or DOMAIN NAME OWNER: the (legal) person that has the right to use the domain name.
  • ONSITE: the name of the technical contact of the registrant; this can be the person who built the website, the hosting provider, etc.
  • TECHNICAL: the technical contact of the registrar

A domain name is your virtual address on the Internet, whether you are a company, an organisation or an individual. It is your permanent address on the Internet, even when you switch hosting providers or Internet Service Providers. If your company does not do business via the Internet, you should still have your own site, no matter how simple, on the web, so that you can introduce your business (address, opening hours, prices, special offers...).

In addition, having your own domain allows you to have an e-mail address for life, no matter who provides Internet access to your computer. An e-mail address with your own domain is a must for any self-respecting business. After all, you have got to admit that sounds much better and more professional than, right?

Every company, organisation or individual can register a domain name. However, some Top-Level Domains have restrictions. For some country code TLDs (ccTLDs), for example, your company must be registered in the country in question, or you must be resident in this country if you want to register a domain name in that TLD.

Restrictions will also apply to some new generic Top-Level Domains that will soon be available; a gTLD like .LAW, for instance, will be reserved for companies and individuals in the legal services industry, etc.

In order to register a domain name, you need to address a registrar, i.e. a company that is authorised to register domain names for specific country code and generic Top-Level Domains. Combell is such an authorised registrar.

More specifically, if you want to register a domain name with Combell, you should go to the section Domain name registration. Start by checking if the domain name is still available by entering the desired domain name in the search box and then clicking on the Check button. This will return a comprehensive list of the various possibilities that are still available in the country code (.be, .nl, .eu, etc.) and the generic TLDs (.com, .net, .info, etc.) with the corresponding prices you would have to pay if you decide to register the domain name. Select the domain names you want to order, log in (if necessary) using your Combell details, and click on the “next step” button that will guide you through the order form in the next screens.

A domain name must be available if you want to register it. You can check the availability on our site. If the domain name you had in mind is no longer available exactly as you imagined it (e.g. with the .be ccTLD or the .com gTLD), you can pick one of the other extensions, or slightly change the spelling (my-domain, for instance, instead of mydomain).

The domain name itself (i.e. excluding the extension or suffix, subdomains or the www prefix) should also consist of minimum 2 and maximum 63 characters, which can be letters, numbers and the minus sign. The minus sign can only be used between two letters or numbers, which means it cannot be used as first or last character of the domain name.

Recently, it has been decided to allow accented letters in domain names with the .be ccTLD (like citroë or café.be). The following characters are not allowed:

ß à á â ã ó ô þ ü ú ð
æ å ï ç è õ ö ÿ ý ò ä
œ ê ë ì í ø ù î û ñ é

Domain names are not case-sensitive, which means they make no distinction between small and capital letters. Even though Internet addresses (domain names, web addresses, mail addresses...) are generally written with small letters, you are free to mix capital and small letters when you mention your domain on your letterhead or in your campaigns (WhoIsComing.b, for instance).

Be careful though: this only applies to domains: for paths to HTML files, you have to use the exact spelling.

Example: points to the same address as But those who enter instead of will get an error message.

The price for the registration of a domain depends on the type of Top-Level Domain and must be paid per year. Discounts are allowed if you register the domain for several years. For some country code TLDs, a one-time activation is also required, once again depending on the type of Top-Level Domain. When checking the availability of your domain name on our site, you will also see the prices of all extensions.

The duration of a registration is determined on the one hand by the Domain Registry that operates the Top-Level Domain and sets the minimum duration of a registration, and on the other hand by yourself. You can indeed choose to register the domain for a longer period, which allows you to benefit from a discount (check out our prices). For most TLDs, the minimum registration period is one year.

The registration of multiple domain names has many advantages. When you establish your company, you should always look ahead and consider future opportunities for expansion. If you intend to enlarge your range of products, which currently includes a particular product (like pre-packed sandwiches, with the domain, with other products in the same category (pre-packed bread, pre-packed croissants, etc.), you should pre-emptively register these other domain names. Otherwise, competitors who notice how successful your business becomes could get hold of them before you do!

You should also think about registering variations of your domain name; in addition to the .be domain name, you should e.g. also register the .com and .net variations. This way, you will be one step ahead of cybersquatters who may register the domain in your name and ask for a lot of money when they resell it to you.

You should also not forget about typosquatters, i.e. people who register a domain with a slightly different spelling than yours (gogle instead of googl, for instance), thus attracting visitors to their website, when all they wanted was to visit your website, but they misspelled your domain name.

If you have registered a domain name that you no longer use, nothing prevents you from transferring that domain name to another person or company, which will make better use of it. You are also entitled to charge a fee for that transfer. The amount of that fee is a question of both market value and supply and demand. What you cannot do, however, is register the name of a product or company with the sole intention of reselling it to its rightful owner with a (high) profit margin. Because the rightful owner might then initiate an arbitration claim and gain ownership of the domain name without having to pay anything.

Do you want to register a domain name?

Our specialists are available every day to give you free advice about domain names. Feel free to contact Jasper and his colleagues via e-mail or by telephone.

+31 (0)20 796 9999