The first discussion about a possible .eu domain starts within the European Council.
EURid asbl/vzw is registered as a non-profit organisation in Belgium
EURid is chosen by the European Commission to be the registry for .eu
Arnes, the ccTLD registry for Slovenia (.si) joins as associated member of EURid
CZ NIC, the ccTLD registry for the Czech Republic joins as an associated member of EURid.
April 28, 2004
The Public Policy Rules concerning the implementation and functions of the .eu Top Level Domain and the principles governing registration are published (EC 874/2004).
The Service Concession contract between EURid and the European Commission is signed.
ICANN approves EURid and decides to delegate the .eu in the root
.eu is put in the root.
Accreditation of registrars begins
The Sunrise period begins
.eu opens for general registration