When .eu was first introduced in 2005, domain internationalization had barely begun. The Internet Engineering Task Force didn’t create an IDN working group until 2008, .eu, the TLD for the European Union, was one of the TLDs to offer internationalized domain names.

Now EurID, the .eu registry, is able to offer .ею (or .xn--e1a4c in Punycode) as the Cyrillic alphabet version of .eu.

With the introduction of .ею, new registrations of .eu domains in the Cyrillic alphabet will no longer be accepted. Registrations of domains in .ею will by in Cyrillic characters only, and current owners of “mixed” .eu domains, that is, Cyrillic alphabet domain names in .eu as opposed to .ею, will have three years to migrate to .ею free of charge, after which all “mixed” .eu domains (that is, that contain Cyrillic characters before the dot but are the non-Cyrillic .eu after the dot) will be removed by EurID.

But don’t put it off. Now, as Gandi offers new .ею registrations, is as good a time as any to get your Cyrillic domain name for .ею.

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The European Union will turn 23 this November, but the .eu extension turns 10 this month. And to celebrate, .eu domains will be on sale from 7 April until 16 April 2016. You can register a new .eu domain for 10 years for €60.00 before tax.

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Good news for residents and companies headquartered in one of the 28 members states of the European Union! Europe’s own TLD, .eu, is on sale this month for half-price.

From 1 February through 29 February at 11:59 PM UTC, .eu domains will be € 6.00 per year (normally they are € 12.00 at A rates).

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We may have our satellite offices in San Francisco and Taipei, but with offices in Paris and Luxembourg, Gandi is also European (for better or for worse).

So it's with some pride that we are offering a promotion on .eu domains. As a reminder, .eu domains are available to European Union residents only, so this promotion is really for our fellow Europeans (and residents). Until midnight UTC on December 31, 2015, creations of .eu domains will be only 6,00 € per year (before VAT) (that's £5 or $7.50 USD for European residents paying in USD. We see you).

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We are facing problems reaching the .eu registry servers. The corresponding domain availability search service is not available. Our teams are working on the matter.


Thanks for your patience.

Any .eu domain registered during the month of March 2014 will come with a second year of registration for $1 (1€).

The first year will cost the normal price of $15 (12€) at A rates.

This promotion only works on new .eu registrations with a duration of two years (and two years only) and does not apply to renewals. Note: This extension requires a valid postal address in the EU.

For more information or to register a .eu, see the .EU info page.

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