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Regulations to be followed while Registering/Renewing .EU Domain Names

 

The .EU Registry has laid down the following policies for registering or renewing domain names:

  • .EU domain names may be registered or renewed for a maximum duration of upto 10 years.

  • A .EU domain name expires on the second last day of the Expiring month.

  • .EU domain names may only contain alphabets a to z, numbers 1 to 9 and hyphens. However, domain names can not have two hyphens in the third place.

  • The eligibility criteria for registering a .EU domain name is as listed below:

    • Undertakings should have their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Community.

    • Organizations established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of the national law.

    • Natural persons residing within the European Community.

  • Some names have been blocked or reserved by the European Commission and the Member states:

    • Blocked Names

      • List of names submitted by Member States of the European Community with regard to the geographical and/or geopolitical concepts which affect their political or territorial organization that may either

        1. not be registered, or

        2. be registered only under a Second Level domain, according to the public policy rules.

      • Two-letter codes representing countries are blocked and may not be registered as .EU domain names.

    • Reserved Names

      • Member States, countries to join the European Union in the future, and member countries of the European Economic Area (that are not Member States) have reserved their official name and the name under which they are commonly known in one or more of the official languages of the European Union.

      • Certain names have been reserved by the European Commission for its own use or for use by the Community institutions and bodies.

      • The following names are reserved for the operational functions of the Registry:

        • eurid.eu

        • registry.eu

        • nic.eu

        • dns.eu

        • internic.eu

        • whois.eu

        • das.eu

        • coc.eu

        • eurethix.eu

        • eurethics.eu

        • euthics.eu

 

Understanding .EU Domain Name Contacts

 
  • A .EU domain name displays only three Contacts (there is no Administrative Contact) when performing a Whois lookup:

    • Registrant Contact: This Contact represents the owner of the domain name.

    • Onsite Contact: This Contact is equivalent to the Technical Contact shown in all other domain names (other than .EU like .COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.). The .EU Registry allows the creation of a single Onsite Contact for all domain names registered through any Registrar. Therefore, this Contact can not be modified through the ResellerClub system.

    • Billing Contact: The .EU Registry allows the creation of a single Billing Contact for all domain names registered through any Registrar. Therefore, this Contact can not be modified through the ResellerClub system.

  • General Contacts used for other domain name extensions (TLDs) can not be used for a .EU domain name. It has a separate Contacts database, consisting of .EU Registrant Contact(s).

  • As per the .EU Registry Guidelines, you cannot change the name of the owner later for free.

  • While mentioning your Contact information, you need to select the appropriate Registrant Type:

    • Individual: Upon selecting this option, you will prompted for only your Name. In the Whois of your .EU domain name(s), only your Name will be displayed as the Registrant Contact.

    • Company/Organization: Upon selecting this option, you will be prompted for both your Company Name as well as your Name. In the Whois of your .EU domain name(s), both your Company Name as well as your Name will be displayed as the Registrant Contact.