EURid - European Registry of Internet Domain Names

10/19/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/19/2019 04:00

EURid launches new eligibility criteria

19 Oct. 2019

19 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium-

As of today, 19 October 2019, internationally-based EU citizens will become eligible to register their own .eu or .ею domain name.

The top-level internet domain .eu is the eighth largest country code extension on the internet and, as of October 2019, we have more than 3.6 million registrations spread out across Europe. Since its launch in 2006, only companies and individuals residing within the EU and EEA member states have been eligible to register the .eu domain name. However, striving to meet the needs of an ever-changing digital environment, the eligibility criteria for the registration of .eu domain name has now been extended to all EU citizens living around the world.

With millions of Europeans living in the US, Canada and Australia alone - not to mention the rest of the world - our hope is to provide these individuals, living far from their native lands, with a personal online platform through which they can share their stories with families and friends back home.

'We are excited to be able to extend the registration criteria to EU citizens around the world. The .eu domain is now closer to your ambitions, achievements and dreams. It is the bridge connecting you to your friends and family - even if you live outside the EU. It will always show your roots, your outlook, and your cultural values.' - Marc van Wesemael, EURid`s CEO.