FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here you can find some general faq. If you need more information please contact us.
When will I be able to get a .eu domain name, your web site has
no dates! When will the sunrise period begin?
When will it be possible to register .eu domain names?
Who is entitled to register a .eu domain name?
Can I pre-register a .eu domain?
Can I register a .eu domain name directly with EURid?
How much will it cost to register a .eu domain name?
Will press announcements, relevant documents and websites be
available in other languages than English?
Can I protect my .eu domain name against abusive registration?
Where can I find more information concerning the creation of the
.eu top level domain (TLD)?
I have an EU community trademark but my company is based outside
of the EU. Can I register a .eu domain name?
Yes. Those wanting a .eu name will need to select one of
those registrars able to pre-register a .eu name.
registrars are accredited they are allowed to accept
pre-registrations for their customers. At the start of the
live registrations, they will introduce their
pre-registrations in the automated systems for processing.
In case certain domain names are pre-registered several
times, the automated systems will determine on a "first
come, first served" basis which pre-registration will
eventually lead to a definitive registration (the huge load
of simultaneous applications will also generate a
Those who 'pre-register' a domain name should recognise
that it can only be a provisional request until such time as
the Registrant Terms and Conditions are available. All .eu
domain name holders will be required to formally accept the
terms and conditions before their names can be registered.
There will first be a sunrise period to allow public
bodies and holders of certain prior rights to register their
names. The sunrise period will consist of two consecutive
phases each lasting two months. The start of the "sunrise
period" will be announced well in advance in order to allow
sufficient time for the introduction of the applications.
If you pre-register a name on which you do not have prior
rights, you should be aware that it could be registered to
another party who does have a right during the sunrise
EC Regulation No 733/2002 of 22 April 2002 on the
implementation of the .eu Top Level Domain determines that
the registry for .eu will not act as a registrar itself.
EURid will establish a network of .eu registrars that
will have access to the automated systems of EURid
for the different type of transactions (new registrations,
updates, transfers.) on behalf of their customers.
Companies and individuals that want to register a .eu domain
name will have to introduce their requests with one of those
We propose a registration fee of € 13 (ex. VAT) during the
first year of operations. This is the price that will be
charged and does not take into account the additional
services by the registrar for his customer such as hosting
or site building.
It is intention to lower the registration fee to € 9 in the
second year of operations if the number of registrations
(and related revenues) allows such a decrease.
Yes. Try EUdomini.it for italian.
Yes. Before the start of the live registrations under .eu
there will be a so called "sunrise period". During this
period public bodies and holders of certain rights (e.g.
trademark holders) will have the opportunity to apply for
the registration of the corresponding .eu domain name. The
sunrise period will consist of two consecutive phases each
lasting two month.
During phase 1 only domain names that correspond with:
The full name of a public body
The acronym by which a public body is commonly know
If applicable, the territory which is governed by a
registered community or national trademarks
may be applied for by the public body or holder/licensee
of the trademark
During phase 2 domain names that correspond with
It is important to remember that not all the rights
listed are recognised in each member state. Applicants will
be required to provide the legal basis that grants the right
in community law or the national law of the member state
where the right is held and provide documentary evidence
which is accepted to demonstrate the right under that law.
These applications will be evaluated by appointed Validation
Agents and in case of approval the ultimate registration of
the corresponding .eu domain name will be done automatically
through the accredited .eu registrar chosen by the applicant.
Once the "sunrise period" has been closed and the live
registrations start, domains will be attributed on a "first
come, first served" basis. If, for some circumstances, you
would have missed the opportunity for a protective
registration during the "sunrise period" and your domain has
been registered by somebody else, you will still have the
possibility to claim it back by making use of the
alternative dispute resolution procedures.
EC Regulation No 733/2002 states that only the following
categories of companies, organisations and individuals will
be able to register a .eu domain:
undertakings having their registered office, central
administration or principal place of business within the
organisations established within the European
Community without prejudice to the application of
natural persons resident within the European
The full text of the EC Regulation 733/2002 can be found
EUregister.org will make every effort to successfully register your .EU domain name. Please note that submitting a .EU domain name application during firsts days does not guarantees a successful domain name registration.
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