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November 13, 2007 in Latest News Releases


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The .EU top-level domain (TLD) has been added for registration and management in the Control Panel of the web hosting accounts. We believe that our customers from Europe will take advantage of this TLD when searching for appropriate domain names for their websites.

The .EU TLD is for the European Union and, thus, can be registered by any person or organization established within the European Union. Hereby follows some information about the management of .EU domain names:

Registrant Location: There is a requirement for the registrant (person or organization) to be established within the European Union.
Registration Period: The registration period for .EU domain names is 1 year, which applies also for their renewal.
Domain Renewal: Renewal requests will be accepted by the date of expiration (e.g. September 14th, 2008) or by the 20th of the month of expiration, in cases when the date of expiration is after that date (e.g. September 25th, 2008).
Example: If the name expires on Sept 14th, 2008, then a renewal request must be received by Sept 14th, 2008. If a name expires on September 25th, 2008, the renewal request must be received prior to September 20th, 2008.
Pre-Configuration: As there are requirements for the registrant’s location or origins, the domain registration interface will prompt the registrant to enter a valid address within the European Union. The .EU registry EURid will check the information and the registration request will be approved or rejected. Of course, the registrant will be notified via a trouble ticket in case there are any problems.
WHOIS Management: Once the domain has been registered with certain WHOIS information, the information can not be edited. However, minimal corrections are possible as an exception. Such requests must be sent to our support team via the ticketing system available in the Help Center of the web hosting Control Panel. One should have in mind that the registrant’s personal or company name can not be modified because such changes are considered as ‘formal transfer’. In order to execute transfer of the domain ownership, the registrant must contact directly the EURid registry using the information on their webpage.
WHOIS / ID Protection: This service in not available for .EU domain names.
Registrar Change / Transfer: It is not possible to change the registrar of an .EU domain name.

In addition to .EU domain names, in the next couple of days the .DE TLD will be added to the domain extensions’ list as well. We will let you know as soon as it is done.

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