EU Domain Registry

  spuds 12:27 27 Nov 05

Doe's anyone know how the new EU domain registry [EURid] is going to work.

The way I understand it, is that pre-registrations are now being offered, and there will be a phasing-in period for final completion on 7th April 2006. This is how it seems to work: Pre-Reg from 07/11/2005,Launch date 07/12/2005,Launch [Sunrise] 07/02/2006,Final completion [Land Rush]07/04/2006.

A pre-registration fee of £99.00 [non-refundable] is required to place you on the European Registry of Internet Domain Names [EURid] and a annual fee of £8.89 will then be required and payable to your domain name provider.

Why doe's it seem this complicated to obtain a EU domain name, which will commence on the 07/04/2006.

  Forum Editor 13:08 27 Nov 05

with any new high-level domain registry, spuds.

It has to be, to ensure that there's a smooth take-up of the new .eu domain names. Imagine the chaos that would ensue if they simply launched registration to one and all at a minute past midnight on a certain date.

  spuds 13:26 27 Nov 05

Seems a very reasonable explanation.But the £99.00 [non-refundable] seems a little steep, so that we 'Europeans' can gain further entry into the EU.

Ticked as resolved.

  Forum Editor 13:32 27 Nov 05

tp prevent speculators from registering rafts of names and subseqently hawking them around in the hope of a quick profit. The EU registrars are determined to try to be fair, and that's why they have this sunrise period. It's common practice, they aren't the first to do it.

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