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This article describes the procedures and requirements of .eu domain names.
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You can register an .eu domain through our API or control panel. This registration is real time and requires the following information:
  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group


Note that it is not allowed to mix alphabets: the domain name must be in the same alphabet (script) as the extension. That means that for .eu domains, the domain name itself must be in Latin characters; for .ею domains, the domain name itself must be in Cyrillic characters and for .ευ domains, the domain name itself must be in Greek characters.
You can start an .eu domain transfer through our API or control panel.
This transfer is processed real time and requires the following information:
  • an authorisation code that you need to request at your current provider.
  • the domain's contact handles (owner, administrative, etc.)
  • two or more nameservers or a nameserver group


The transfer code is valid for 40 days after creation.

The registration period after a successful transfer extends with 1 year.

Additional notes on a .eu transfer

- If the current registrar is not able to or does not cooperate in providing the authorization code the registrant can request the authorization code via the whois pages on the registry's website. https://eurid.eu/en/my-eu/
This should be used as a last resort.

- Transfer from quarantine is possible, but we still need the authorization code. Be aware that additional costs are involved. Please contact the support department.

- A bulk transfer is possible: Openprovider can transfer any number of domains with as much as signing a form. Contact our Sales department for more information.

- A transfer code for a .EU domain is valid for the period of 40 days
Authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Average transfer time Realtime
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .eu domains is available.

Owner change (trade)

You can change the owner of a .eu domain name by replacing the contact in your domain management.

Other update

A contact update can be performed by updating the handle of the domain. This change is processed realtime.

Delete

A delete is realtime. After a delete the domain will be in quarantine status for 38 days. During this period the domain is inactive but can be reactivated. If the domain is not reactivated within 38 days the domain will be free for registration again.

Restore / reactivate

A domain in quarantine status can be reactivated during 38 days. A reactivation is realtime.
Registry
  • Registry: EURid
  • Registry whois: whois.registry.eu
  • Registry web based whois: https://whois.eurid.eu
  • Registry zonefile updates: Realtime
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .xn--e1a4c, .xn--qxa6a
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes, http://www.eurid.eu/en/eu-domain-names/idns-eu/supported-unicode-characters
  • Registration period: 1-10 years
  • Renewal date offset: 1 days
    The number of days before the registry's expiration date, that Openprovider requires the domain to be renewed or expired. More info.
  • Soft quarantine period: n/a days
    During this period, following after an expiration, the domain can be restored for free. This period does not apply if the domain is deleted explicitly. More info.
  • Quarantine period: 38 days
    During this period, an expired or deleted domain name can be reactivated at an additional fee.
Restrictions
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • A contact of type registrant should be located in a EU or EEA country
  • For .eu domains, the domain name itself must be in Latin characters
  • For .ею domains, the domain name itself must be in Cyrillic characters
  • For .ευ domains, the domain name itself must be in Greek characters
  • Please always indicate real data of registrant, avoid setting ZIP as '000000', address as 'german german', always use real and correct state, province, city. Do not set fake data to avoid domain revocation. If you use fake data registry may suspend your domain until registry receive real documents proving your ID. Domain owner will receive email notification in a case of fake data usage
Policies
Registration agreement The registry requires that a registration agreement is in place between the provider and the domain holder. The text of this registration agreement and any required supplements is the following:
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