A transfer should be initiated with an authorization code. This authorization code can be requested at the current registrar and is valid for 40 days. The transfer is processed in realtime without any delay.


- 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.
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.


Transfer characteristics
Transfer authorization code required yes
Method of confirmation authcode
Registration period after transfer extends
Transfer time max 14 days
Advanced and simple transfers available Contact our Sales department to check if easy transfer of 100 or more .eu domains is available.


Trade (owner change)


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




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




A delete is realtime. After a delete the domain will be in quarantine status for 40 days. During this period the domain is inactive but can be reactivated. If the domain is not reactivated within 40 days the domain will be free for registration again.


Restore (reactivation)


A domain in quarantine status can be reactivated during 40 days. A reactivation is realtime.


TLD information


Detailed extension information
Technical information
  • Available second level domains: .xn--e1a4c
  • DNSSEC support: yes
  • Minimum length: 3 characters
  • Maximum length: 63 characters
  • Allowed characters: a-z 0-9 -
  • IDN characters: yes,
  • 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.
  • Local presence required? yes
  • Does Openprovider provide local presence services? no
  • Local activity required? no
  • Correct nameserver configuration required? no
  • It is required that the office/residence of the registrant is within the EU.
  • For .ею domains, the domain name itself must be in Cyrillic characters
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • Registration Policy:
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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