EURid's Timeline

1999
The European Council discusses a single top-level domain for Europe
2002
April
.eu started with the adoption of a European Parliament and Council regulation (Regulation (EC) No 733/2002)
2003
April
EURid is incorporated under Belgian law
May
We are appointed by the European Commission as the .eu registry following a tender process
2004
April
The European Commission lays down public policy rules for .eu (Regulation (EC) No 874/2004)
2005
May
.eu is added to the root zone of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS)
December
EURid starts accepting applications for .eu domain names from prior rights holders (Sunrise)
2006
April
On 7 April, .eu registrations are opened. One million registrations are recorded on the first day (landrush)
2009
December
.eu supports all official EU language scripts by allowing Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs)
2010
June
.eu enables Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), an Internet security standard
September
.eu becomes one of the safest top-level domains with a complete DNSSEC chain of trust
2011
April
EURid starts offering .eu registration for up to ten years (multiyear registrations)
2012
May
EURid becomes the first European TLD registry to achieve EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) registration
June
EURid launches YADIFA, an open-source name server implementation
2013
October
EURid is presented the CENTR award for the EURid Co-Funded Marketing Programme, EURid achieved its ISO27001 certification
2014
January
Extension of .eu eligibility to Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein
April
EURid is confirmed as the .eu registry manager for the next 5 years following an EC call for expression of interest
2015
November
EURid starts the delegation process for .eu in the Cyrillic script
2016
June
The .eu extension in the Cyrillic script (.ею) is launched