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European Union (.eu) Domain Specifications

Introduction

In this article, we will explain the policies regarding the European Union (.eu) ccTLD.

The reader is encouraged to understand all the concepts and terms outlined in the Basics before proceeding further with this article. In fact, this article is written on the premise that the reader is familiar with the terminology used.

Prerequisite

Go to: https://my.planethoster.com.

Basics

If necessary, refer to the Country-Code Domain Specifications article.

Registration rules

Consult the following link, where all EURid registration rules are stated: https://eurid.eu/en/register-a-eu-domain/rules-for-eu-domains/.

User Identity Validation

During the EURID registry’s verification of the validity of your registration request, you may be asked to validate your identity and contact informations. Otherwise, the domain would be deleted. It is therefore important to provide a valid email address and not to ignore the notice that EURID may send you in a message similar to this one :

Forbidden and reserved names

The EURid maintains a list of names that are not available for registration: https://eurid.eu/en/register-a-eu-domain/rules-for-eu-domains/list-blocked-names/.

Residency requirements

Since March 29, 2019, the .eu TLD is available if the customer:

  • is a citizen of the European Union, regardless of his place of residence;
  • is a natural person who is not a citizen of the European Union and who resides in a Member State;
  • is a company that is established in the European Union; or
  • is an organization which is established in the European Union, without prejudice to the application of national law.

Member States of the European Union

As of February 2021, the member states are :

AbreviationEuropean State Name
ATAustria
BEBelgium
BGBulgaria
CYCyprus
CZCzechia
DEGermany
DKDenmark
EEEstonia
ESSpain
FIFinland
FRFrance
GBGreat Britain
GRGreece
HRCroatia
HUHungary
IEIreland
ITItaly
LTLithuania
LULuxembourg
LVLatvia
MTMalta
NLNetherlands
PLPoland
PTPortugal
RORomania
SESweden
SISlovenia
SKSlovakia

Specifications of the Name Fields in the European Union “.eu” ccTLD

None.

Domain Transfer Specifications 

If a domain transfer is made, the expiration date becomes the date of the transfer plus one year.

Additional information

For additional information, please refer to https://eurid.eu.

Updated on 17 August 2021

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