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User area
About domainseu
The genesis of .eu domains
Trade marks and .eu domains
Registration rules for .EU domains
The important links
Affiliate program
SUNRISE I - Start the registration
SUNRISE II - Start the registration
Opinion poll.
Will you use .eu domain name in the future?
.eu domain only
.eu domain and local domain name
local domain name only
I do not known
Voted: 20011
Important notices
ADR - Arbitration court
WHOIS - Database about .eu domains holders
EURid - The european registration authority
Total number of visitors
Registration rules for .EU domains

What steps should you take if you want to register a .eu domain?

If you would like to register a .eu domain name, you should determine

  • whether you are eligible to register
  • if you can register during Sunrise (starting 7 December 2005) or have to wait until Land Rush (starting 7 April 2006)

The overview table in our Sunrise And Land Rush section gives a clear overview of all criteria and helps you determine if and when you can apply for your domain name.

First : are you eligible?

Whoever wants to apply for a .eu domain name, should meet one of the following elegibility criteria :

  1. undertakings having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Community;
  2. organisations established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law;
  3. natural persons resident within the European Community.

Second : can you invoke a prior right or not?

If you can invoke a prior right to a domain name... Sunrise procedure!

If you can invoke a prior right to a domain name, you can apply during the Sunrise period under Sunrise rules. During the Sunrise period, domain names will be made available only to the holders of prior rights, who will be asked to back up their claim with documentary evidence.

Read the Sunrise registration procedure here.

If you won't invoke a prior right... Land Rush procedure.

If you won't invoke a prior right, you have to wait until after Sunrise to apply for your domain name.
Please follow the normal registration procedure

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