CORE has been accredited for .eu (2008-07-15)
CORE finalized the accreditation process to become a .eu registrar. We anticipate a launch of the sunrise period on the third quarter of 2005 and live registrations at beginning of 2006. Please contact your CORE member for the pre-registration of your .eu.

CORE will promote the .eu registrations to the CORE members by offering a reliable and secure interface for the registrations of domains with competitive prices.

Companies that are interested to join CORE, should have a look on the joining CORE page or contact the CORE secretariat directly.

Following conclusion of contractual matter with the European Commission and, more recently, with ICANN, the registry of .EU EURid has now the green light to prepare for launch of .eu. They hope to start the .eu sunrise period before the end of 2005 and the timetable below gives an indication of the tasks to be undertaken and target dates for each.

We will update this timetable with real dates as soon as we can.

Time Frame ACTION
21 March 2005 ICANN board approval of agreement with
EURid to have .eu put in the root
ongoing continue amendments to software to reflect
the public policy rules and, in particular, the sunrise procedures
March 2005 appointed validation agent for sunrise
Mar/Apr 2005 engaged ADR suppliers and finalise ADR
end of May 2005 Make available the registrar agreement,
begin accrediting .eu registrars and publishing a list on the web
ongoing publish job description & begin
recruiting staff
June 2005 Publish proposed .eu Registration Policy
for comment
ongoing develop web site to provide key
information in all official EU languages
Aug/Sept 2005 make available the terms and condition of
registration in official EU languages - including ADR provisions
Aug/Sept 2005 make registration software available for
registrar testing
4th Quarter 2005 start phase 1 of sunrise (public
bodies and holders of trademarks may apply for the corresponding
Start of sunrise + 2 months Start phase 2 of sunrise period (those
eligible to apply in phase 1 plus holders of other rights recognised
in the national law of a member state may apply for the corresponding
start of sunrise + 4 months Sunrise period closes and registrations
open on a first-come-first-served basis.
Validation of names applied for during sunrise continues until task

Who will be allowed to register a .eu domain name?

The EC Regulation No 733/2002 of 22 April 2002 on the implementation of the .eu Top Level Domain determines who will be allowed to apply for a .eu domain name.

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 European Community;
  • organisations established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law;
  • natural persons resident within the European Community.