.eu domain questions
Previously restricted to residents of EU/EEA countries, any EU citizen can now register a .eu domain name wherever they are in the world. This is also available under .ею (Cyrillic script) and from November 2019, .ευ (Greek script).
A registrar is a company or an organisation through which you can register a domain name.
A registrant is the person, company or entity who owns or holds a domain name.
The cost varies by registrar. Accredited .eu registrars set their own prices for .eu registrations and related services.
You can check the availability of .eu domain names on the .eurid home page. If the domain name you queried has already been registered, you will see a message indicating that the domain name is not available. If the domain name has not been registered, you will be prompted to register your domain name.
If you want to contact the holder of a specific .eu domain name, you can search the Eurid WHOIS database. If the domain name holder is a company or organisation, you will be able to see a physical address as well as a telephone number, fax number and email address.
If the domain name holder is a private person, you will be able to see only an email address and a preferred language for correspondence.
If the domain name holder is a private person and you need more contact details than those provided, you can send us a request for the disclosure of personal data.
The request must explain your reasons for needing the data and specify how the data will be used. Complete the request form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to +32 2 401 27 51. Your request will be considered and you will be informed whether the request will be granted or not.
IDN stands for Internationalised Domain Name. IDNs are domain names that contain characters from non-ASCII character sets. These include characters with accents, cedillas and ogoneks.
ADR stands for Alternative Dispute Resolution. An ADR is a procedure that was put in place to help resolve .eu disputes. Any conventional court of law within the European Union can also be used to challenge a .eu domain name registration, but an ADR procedure is intended to be easier, faster, less expensive and more convenient. The .eu ADR procedure is conducted online and is handled by the independent Czech Arbitration Court, which is based in Prague, in the Czech Republic. Please note that it is not necessary to travel to the Czech Republic in order to present a case. See the ADR website for more information.
The .eu top-level domain gives Europe its own Internet identity, boosting EU visibility, increasing user choice of domain names and promoting e-commerce.