EURid
Formation8 April 2003
TypeInternet domain registry
Location
  • European Union
Websiteeurid.eu

EURid vzw (European Registry for Internet Domains) is the nonprofit organisation appointed by the European Commission as the domain name registry that operates the .eu top-level domain and its variants in other scripts – .ею (.eu in Cyrillic) as of 1 June 2016, .ευ (in Greek) as of 14 November 2019.

Operations

Established in Belgium, with its headquarters located in Diegem, EURid is a consortium of two European ccTLD operators: DNS Belgium (.be) and IIT-CNR (.it). In May 2003 the Commission designated it as the .eu domain name registry.[1][2][3] In October 2006, EURid opened their first branch office in Stockholm. Two further branch offices were opened in Italy and the Czech Republic since then. EURid's strategic committee consists of Sandra Hoferichter (Chairwoman), Pedro Oliveira (Vice-Chair), Marco Pierani, Luc Hendrickx, Marco Conti, Delia Belciu, Marie-Emmanuelle Haas, Tomáš Maršálek, Marko Bonac, Jakub Christoph, Luca Cassetti, and Greg Mroczkowski.[4]

EURid uses the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) which enables registrars to perform operations on .eu domain names directly.

EURid's website[5] is available in the 24 official languages of the European Union.

Domain holders outside the European Union

Residents, companies and organisations based in countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) but outside the European Union are able to use .eu domains, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.[6]

On 1 January 2021, EURid disabled all domains belonging to UK individuals and businesses following Brexit, upon which the United Kingdom left the EEA.[7]

References

  1. ^ Commission Decision 2003/375/EC of 21 May 2003 on the designation of the .eu Top Level Domain Registry, effective 24 May 2003–12 April 2014.
  2. ^ Commission Implementing Decision 2014/207/EU of 11 April 2014 on the designation of the .eu Top Level Domain Registry, effective 13 April 2014–26 October 2021.
  3. ^ Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1878 of 25 October 2021 on the designation of the .eu top-level domain Registry, effective 27 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Corporate Governance". Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  5. ^ Official website of EURid
  6. ^ ".eu extends to Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway". EURid. 2014.
  7. ^ "Brexit Notice". EURId.