About .eu domains

The .eu country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents the European Union.

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of two characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

FeaturesAvailability
Who can register?Details belowClick here for instructions
Transfers awaySupported (details below)Click here for instructions
Trade without Account ChangeClick here for instructions
Private registrationNot supported
Protected registrationNot supported
BackordersNot supported
Bulk registrationSupported
Account changeSupported
Contact updatesSupported
IDNsNot supported
Expiration/redemptionPlease contact customer support
Refund policyDetails below5
DNSSECSupported (details below)6
RegistryEURid

Details

1Registration requirements

Registration of .eu domain names is limited to individuals or companies from countries in the European Union.

2Renewal restrictions

You must renew your .eu domain name by its expiration date.

If you set your domain name to auto-renew, we first attempt auto-renewal 10 days prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal five days prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the second attempt fails, we make a final attempt on the domain name's expiration date.

For example: Your .eu domain name expires on Jan. 31. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by that date. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on Jan. 21, Jan. 26, and Jan. 31.

Due to time zone differences, registry updates to your .eu domain name occur very early in the day. If you decide to manually renew your domain name, we recommend that you do so prior to its expiration date.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by its expiration date, you can attempt to recover it, and there might be a fee to do so. See Recovering expired domain names for instructions.

3Nameserver requirements

You can use any valid nameservers with .eu domain names. However, if you want to use custom nameservers for your .eu domain name, you must use a unique IP address for each registered host name. In your account, you can enter both the nameservers and their IP addresses in the Nameservers section. For instructions, see Set custom nameservers for domains registered with ITEGY.

4Transfers-away requirements

You'll need to contact your new registrar to initiate the transfer and to get more details on the transfer process.

EURid charges a non-refundable fee to transfer .eu domain names. Transfer requests can take up to 21 days to complete, depending on the transfer method. If the transfer fails for any reason, you must start over and pay the transfer fee again.

5Refund policy

For details on refunds, please visit ITEGY's Refund Policy page.

Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

6DNSSEC

You can configure a maximum of four (4) DS records for your .eu domain name. See Manage DNSSEC for my domain for information on managing DNSSEC for your .eu domain name and About Self-Managed DNSSEC for information on the digital signature (DS) fields required for it.