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.eu Domain Name Contract Signed: Registration Could Begin in Six to Nine Months

Cedric Manara

The long awaited Service Concession Contract to operate the .eu registry was signed yesterday (Oct. 12). Now the European Commission will formally notify ICANN of the selected registry operator allowing official negotiations to commence between EURid and ICANN to have .eu put in the root.

According to the press release, registrations could begin in six to nine months:

"Though preparations for the launch of .eu can now proceed with a little more certainty, EURid will be looking for a speedy conclusion to negotiations with ICANN in order to minimize delays in launching .eu. EURid has long maintained that it requires 6-9 months after contractual matters are concluded in order to commence .eu registrations, starting with the 4-month sunrise period required by the European Commission's Public Policy Rules for .eu. 

EURid is currently working on the initial Registration Policy for .eu to include rules for phased registration (the sunrise period), a Whois policy and Alternative Dispute Resolution for disputes over .eu names. As required under the terms of Regulation 733/2002, which provided the legal framework for .eu, EURid will be consulting with the European Commission and other relevant parties on this document. 

EURid will also concentrate on finalising the .eu Registrar agreement and the Registrant Terms and Conditions which will be translated into all 20 official languages of the EU. Once .eu is in the root, EURid will begin to accredit a network of .eu registrars across EURid who will be able to take pre-registrations from their clients in preparation for the .eu launch. A comprehensive timetable will also be made available providing dates for significant events in the run-up to going live. 

Over the coming months, the full rules and procedures for registration will begin to appear on the web site with translations into all official EU languages. EURid will liaise the Intellectual Property community and other stakeholder who benefit from the sunrise period in order to ensure greatest awareness of the sunrise period and the steps to be taken in order to protect their brands in the .eu names space."

By Cedric Manara, Law Professor. More blog posts from Cedric Manara can also be read here.

Related topics: DNS, Domain Names, ICANN, Policy & Regulation, Whois

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Comments

Re: .eu Domain Name Contract Signed: Registration Could Begin in Six to Nine Months Jothan Frakes  –  Oct 16, 2004 11:56 AM PDT

This is a step in a direction. 

Re: .eu Domain Name Contract Signed: Registration Could Begin in Six to Nine Months Adam Beecher  –  Oct 16, 2004 5:57 PM PDT

"EURid will be looking for a speedy conclusion to negotiations with ICANN in order to minimize delays in launching .eu."

Some of these marketing guys have a great sense of humour…

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