.eu Domain Names

.eu .EU
.EU
Registry: EURid
Origin: Europe
Date of creation: 2005

Description: .EU is the official TLD of the 28 member-states of the European Union

Whois: http://www.whois.eu
(updated in real time)

Rules

.EU with Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by EURid since July 2005 and active since December 2005
Number of domains managed by Gandi: over 48 000 .EU as of April 1st, 2011
Price: see .EU price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and conditions

Assigning: you must provide a valid postal address in one of the 28 member-states of the European Union
Syntax: from 2 (excl. ccTLDs) to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): yes
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Third-level domain: no
Whois privacy: yes, by the registry for natural persons

Procedures

Renewal: before the expiration date
Disputes: http://www.eurid.eu/content/view/22/39/lang,en/
Transfer (change of Registrar): the request is launched from the website of the domain's new Registrar. Be sure that you have the domain's auth code (valid 40 days), and that the domain does not expire soon. The transfer must be confirmed by email and the registration period is extended by one year. Trade (changing the owner and the Registrar at the same time) takes place via the same procedure as transfer (the current owner must provide the authorization code obtained to the new owner who will submit it to the new Registrar)
Change of owner: not available on our website, please contact our customer service department. The owner change of a .EU domain name at Gandi does not change the domain's expiration date
Deletion process: quarantine of 40 days, see this table
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