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Some .eu applications have recently been given a status of ‘Accepted’, according to EURid’s WHOIS page at (EURid is the naming authority for the .eu domain). This means that the applicants for these domains satisfied the qualification requirements, and submitted the appropriate supporting documentary evidence to the Validation Agent (PricewaterhouseCoopers) within the allotted 40 days. An accepted domain will be active 40 days after being given a status of ‘Accepted’, as long as no appeals are received by EURid from other applicants for the same name.


Safenames would like to inform you that as of 7th February 2006 .eu domain names will be in Phase 2. This means that companies holding other rights that are protected under the national law of the eu member state where they are held, such as the following:

  • Company names
  • Business identifiers
  • Distinctive titles of protected literary and artistic work
  • Unregistered trademarks
  • Trade names

Companies that qualify for Phase 1 may still also register domains using the same process as before. If you would like to order a .eu in Phase 2 please login to your Safenames IDP account. For further information please contact Safenames customer services.