.eu is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the European Union (EU).[1] Launched on 7 December 2005, the domain is available for any person, company or organization based in the European Union. This was extended to the European Economic Area in 2014, after the regulation was incorporated into the EEA Agreement, and hence is also available for any person, company or organization based in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.[2][3] The TLD is administered by EURid, a consortium originally consisting of the national ccTLD registry operators of Belgium, Sweden, and Italy, joined later by the national registry operator of the Czech Republic. Trademark owners were able to submit registrations through a sunrise period, in an effort to prevent cybersquatting. Full registration started on 7 April 2006.[4]

Introduced28 April 2005; 17 years ago (2005-04-28)
TLD typeCountry code
SponsorEuropean Commission
Intended useEntities connected with the  European Union
Actual useGradually increasing, mostly among sites with pan-European or cross-border intentions. (details)
Registration restrictionsRegistrants must be located within the EEA
StructureNames are registered directly at second level
DocumentsCommission Regulation (EC) No. 874/2004
Dispute policiesEU ADR
Registry websitewww.eurid.eu

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