Acceptable .eu domain names

A domain name must be unique. Domain names must meet with a number of technical requirements:

  • minimum 2 characters among the letters "a to z", the numbers "0 to 9" and the hyphen "-";
  • maximum de 63 characters;
  • must not begin or end with a hyphen;
  • must not contain a hyphen "-" on the 3rd and 4th position.

EURid is committed to introducing iDN in the future, allowing registration of names containing other characters found in the official languages of the EU (Ω,Φ,ñ,Ä,å etc ).

In accordance with EU Regulation 733/2002 and EC Regulation 874/2004, some names are blocked from ever being registered and some are reserved for use by the institutions of the EU or the governments of member states, EEA countries and candidate countries.