.EU Domain Name Rules and Requirements

Common Domain Name Rules

PD Hosting provides 2nd Level Domain Registration, under .EU.

Domain Theft Protection feature is not supported for .EU domain names.

EU Domain Name Registration

A .EU domain name may be Registered for 1 to 10 years.

.EU domain names may only contain alphabets a to z, numbers 1 to 9 and hyphens.

The eligibility criteria for registering a .EU domain name is as listed below:
– An EU citizen, independent of their place of residence.
– A natural person who is not an EU citizen and who is a resident of a Member State.
– An undertaking that is established in the EU or
– An organisation that is established in the EU, without prejudice to the application of national law.

Some names have been blocked or reserved by the European Commission and the Member states:

Reserved Names

Member States, countries to join the European Union in the future, and member countries of the European Economic Area (that are not Member States) have reserved their official name and the name under which they are commonly known in one or more of the official languages of the European Union.

Certain names have been reserved by the European Commission for its own use or for use by the Community institutions and bodies.

The following names are reserved for the operational functions of the Registry:
– eurid.eu
– registry.eu
– nic.eu
– dns.eu
– internic.eu
– whois.eu
– das.eu
– coc.eu
– eurethix.eu
– eurethics.eu
– euthics.eu

A .EU domain name does not have a Money Back Grace Period.

PD Hosting supports Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) under .EU extension.

EU Domain Name Renewal

A .EU domain name may be Renewed for 1 to 10 years.

EU Domain Name Transfer

Upon Transferring a .EU domain name, the domain name gets renewed by 1 year.

All .EU domain names have a Domain (Transfer) Secret Key/Authorization Code.

Authorization Code for a .EU domain name will have the format XXXX-AAAA-BBBB-CCCC where XXXX is a plain-text identifier of the current Registrar, and AAAA, BBBB and CCCC are blocks of 4 random characters (letters and digits) separated by dashes.

The Authorization Code is generated upon request from the Registrar and is valid for a period of 40 days. Each time the code is requested, a new one will be generated on the spot, replacing the previous one and remaining valid for 40 days.

Requests submitted during the first day (24 hours from the moment of first request) of the validity period of the code will not result in a new code being generated. The request will return the same code with the same remaining validity period.

Authorization Code associated with a .EU domain name will become invalid immediately after use.

Contact Details related Rules

A .EU domain name displays only three Contacts (there is no Administrative Contact) when performing a Whois lookup:

Registrant Contact: This Contact represents the owner of the domain name.

Onsite Contact: This Contact is equivalent to the Technical Contact shown in all other domain names (other than .EU like .COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.). The .EU Registry allows the creation of a single Onsite Contact for all domain names registered through any Registrar. Therefore, this Contact can not be modified through the PD Hosting system.

Billing Contact: The .EU Registry allows the creation of a single Billing Contact for all domain names registered through any Registrar. Therefore, this Contact can not be modified through the PD Hosting system.

General Contacts used for other domain name extensions (TLDs) can not be used for a .EU domain name. It has a separate Contacts database, consisting of .EU Registrant Contact(s).

While mentioning your Contact information, you need to select the appropriate Registrant Type:
– Individual: Upon selecting this option, you will prompted for only your Name. In the Whois of your .EU domain name(s), only your Name will be displayed as the Registrant Contact.
– Company/Organization: Upon selecting this option, you will be prompted for both your Company Name as well as your Name. In the Whois of your .EU domain name(s), both your Company Name as well as your Name will be displayed as the Registrant Contact.

.EU Contacts support accented characters.

.EU domain names do not support PDHosting’s Privacy Protection feature.

Name Servers and Child Name Servers related Rules

Each .EU domain name needs to have at least 1 Name Server and may have upto 9 Name Servers.

Each Child Name Server may have upto 9 unique IP Addresses associated with it.

You may associate IPv6 Address in Child Name Servers.

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