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.EU

.EU is Top-Level-Domain of the European Union. Any resident, company or organisation of the EU can register such a domain. It is specifically interesting for companies who have different office locations within the EU.


Eu.png
Introduced 2005
Country All of Europe
Registry EURid
IDN Capable Yes
Webpage Register .EU

Contents


Registry

TLD

.eu

Registry

EURid

Dispute Policy

Rules

Registrar

1api GmbH

WHOIS-Server

whois.registry.eu

WHOIS-Update

Real-Time

Min. Characters

2

Max. Characters

63

Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: allowed
Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 2
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1


The registrant must be located in the following countries:
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Liechtenstein (LI)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Saint Martin (MF)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • UK (UK)

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IDN capable

Yes

Restore capable

Real-Time

Handle Updates

Supported (partially)

Registration System

Real-Time

Allowed number of NS

0 to 13

Registry Nameservercheck

No

Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4 / IPv6

Hosts managed as

Attribute

Root Nameserver Update

Real-Time

SEC DNS Interface

KEY data interface

Transferclass

Pull

Transfer Periods

1Y

Transfer Authcode required

Yes

Transfer Real-Time

Yes

Transfer Lock

Yes

Transfer Confirmation (Request / Approve)

- / -

Owner Change by

Update


Periods

{{{Possible Extensions}}}

Registration Periods

1-10 years

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

-1 week

Finalization Period

-1 day

Failure Period

-1 day

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

40 days

Deletion Hold Period

0 days

Explicit Renewals

Yes

Renewal Periods

1-9 years


API

Domain Registration

Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

OPTIONAL

period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)
X-EU-ACCEPT-TRUSTEE-TAC = 0 | 1

Further information can be found at TLD specific

Domain Transfer

The transfer has to be initiated by the gaining registrar and can be requested with the API TransferDomain command.
A valid Authorization Code must be provided to initiate a transfer successfully. You may obtain the authorization code from the losing registrar.
Domain transfers are processed in Real-Time.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

auth = (TEXT)

OPTIONAL

period = (PERIOD)
transferlock = 0 | 1 | (NULL)
action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER

Further information can be found at TLD specific

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 40 days.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

Restore Domain

Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 40 days upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

OPTIONAL

subuser = (TEXT)
renewalmode = (NULL) | (TEXT)

Ownerchange

An Ownerchange is free of charge and can be done with the API ModifyDomain command.

command = ModifyDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)

TLD specific

Domain Limitations and Requirements

Only 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.


For customers of any other country, we offer a Trustee Service.


Trustee Service

.EU requires a local presence in the European Union in order to register a domain. In most cases a local presence is required for either the owner or the admin-c (Admin-Contact) of that domain. In order to overcome this barrier and make specific TLDs unrestricted HEXONET offers so called Trustee Services for several TLDs which require a local presence, also for EU. Depending on the TLD, the Trustee Service is then either added to the existing contacts, or replaces one or more of the WHOIS contacts. Once replaced the Trustee acts on behalf of the registrant and thereby makes a registration of that specific TLD possible.

In order to enable our trustee service for new .EU domain registrations please use the following parameter with the AddDomain command:

X-EU-ACCEPT-TRUSTEE-TAC = 1 

The following data will be assigned to the domain when the trustee solution is chosen:

Organisation: Proxy Service Ltd
Street: Elyon Triq il-Baltiku
City: St. Julian's
Zip: STJ 188
Country: MT
Phone: +44.2032399878
eMail: info@proxyservice.eu

Authorization Code

The authorisation code includes a total of 16 letters and digits separated by dashes, in the following format:

XXXX-AAAA-BBBB-CCCC

It will be valid for 40 days by requesting a new authorization code.

Change language of a contact Handle

The language of a contact handle can be changed with the following API command

command = ModifyContact
contact = (CONTACT)
x-eu-lang = (LANGUAGE)

The respective parameter is called X-EU-LANG and the following values are allowed:

cs|da|de|el|en|es|et|fi|fr|hu|it|lt|lv|mt|nl|pl|pt|sk|sl|sv

Addons

The following overview shows you all available Domain Addons which can be used for this special kind of TLD. It also shows the respective API parameters which are required to activate the Domain Addons:

Addon Class Parameter to (de)activate *1) Renewal term *2) Affected Parameters *3)
Trustee X-EU-ACCEPT-TRUSTEE-TAC = 0 | 1 1 month OWNERCONTACT






*1) Parameter to (de)activate: When accessing our backend through the API, you can either activate the addon with X-EU-ACCEPT-TRUSTEE-TAC=1 or deactivate it with
      X-EU-ACCEPT-TRUSTEE-TAC=0
*2) Renewal Term: Is the minimum renewal term of the "Addon Class"
*3) If you are using a "Trustee" Domain Addon normally the original owner contact or the original admin contact or both are replaced by a contact provided by the trustee provider.
      



RegistrarOC

Restore Process

To restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, you simply have to execute the RestoreDomain command. HEXONET directly forwards the restore request to the registry, which performs the restore in real-time. As soon as the restore is complete, the domain will get assigned to your account with the original domain data.

Please do not initiate a restore directly at the registry (e.g. using the registrar webinterface). All restore operations must be performed through our system.