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.eu now supports all official EU languages

10 Dec. 2009

Brussels, 10 December 2009 – EURid is pleased to announce that internationalised domain names (IDNs) became available today under the .eu top-level domain. For the first time, residents of the European Union can register a .eu domain name that uses characters from the whole Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets; for example the Polish ł, the Spanish ñ, the Danish ø, the French é, the Bulgarian л and the Greek θ.

“IDNs allow individuals to show their national roots, as well as their European identity on the Internet,” comments Marc Van Wesemael, EURid’s General Manager. “This is a great opportunity for both companies and private persons to promote their brands and names with a .eu web address in their native languages.”

Will the city of Bucharest start using Bucureș Will the Åland islands start using Å That remains to be seen. .eu domain names, including IDNs, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This is why people who want a .eu IDN should act quickly to get the domain name they want.

It’s easy to get a .eu IDN

Register the .eu name you want through an accredited registrar. You can search for one by language, location or name at: note that not all registrars handle IDN registrations.

For more information, including a list of supported characters and technical limitations, please click here.