EURid's Timeline

1999

The European Council discusses a single top-level domain for Europe

April 2002

.eu started with the adoption of a European Parliament and Council regulation (Regulation (EC) No 733/2002)

April 2003

EURid is incorporated under Belgian law

May 2003

We are appointed by the European Commission as the .eu registry following a tender process

April 2004

The European Commission lays down public policy rules for .eu (Regulation (EC) No 874/2004)

May 2005

.eu is added to the root zone of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS)

December 2005

EURid starts accepting applications for .eu domain names from prior rights holders (Sunrise)

April 2006

On 7 April, .eu registrations are opened. One million registrations are recorded on the first day (landrush)

December 2009

.eu supports all official EU language scripts by allowing Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs)

June 2010

.eu enables Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), an Internet security standard

September 2010

.eu becomes one of the safest top-level domains with a complete DNSSEC chain of trust

April 2011

EURid starts offering .eu registration for up to ten years (multiyear registrations)

May 2012

EURid becomes the first European TLD registry to achieve EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) registration

June 2012

EURid launches YADIFA, an open-source name server implementation

October 2013

EURid is presented the CENTR award for the EURid Co-Funded Marketing Programme, EURid achieved its ISO27001 certification

January 2014

Extension of .eu eligibility to Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein

April 2014

EURid is confirmed as the .eu registry manager for the next 5 years following an EC call for expression of interest

November 2015

EURid starts the delegation process for .eu in the Cyrillic script

June 2016

The .eu extension in the Cyrillic script (.ею) is launched

July 2016

EURid and EUIPO sign letter of collaboration

December 2016

EURid and Europol team up to fight cybercrime

October 2017

EURid wins registry of the year at the 2017 CENTR Awards