New expiry date for .eu domain names as of 15 September 2014

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Brussels, 30 July - On 15 September 2014, EURid will launch its new registration platform. Thereafter, newly registered .eu domain names will no longer expire at the end of the month but rather at the end of their registration term, calculated in years starting on the registration date and ranging from one (1) to ten (10) years. Domain names registered on 29 February will always expire on 28 February.

This change has been incorporated into new versions of the .eu Terms and Conditions and .eu Registrar Agreement, which will go into effect on 15 September, when the new registration platform is launched. New versions of these documents in all languages are available below.

 

For existing domain names – those registered before 15 September 2014 – registrars have been given the option to apply the new expiry date approach or to keep the existing system whereby domain names expire at the end of the month.

The default option, which sees domain names expire at the end of the month, will apply to all registered domain names whose registrars do not indicate their preference by 15 September 2014.

As is already the case, transfers will not change the expiry day but will add an extra year to the registration term of a domain name.

Example:

Current situation (for existing domain names registered before 15 September 2014)
Registration date = 15 January 2014
Expiry date = 31 January 2015 (= 15 January 2014 + forward to the end of month (31 January) + 1 year)

New situation after 15 September 2014 (for existing domain names registered before 15 September 2014)
Registration date = 15 January 2014
If registrar has not made a choice (i.e. default current system applies)
Expiry date = 31 January 2015 (= 15 January 2014 + forward to the end of month (31 January) + 1 year)
If registrar has chosen the new expiry date option:
Expiry date = 15 January 2015 (= 15 January 2014 + 1 year)

New situation after 15 September 2014 (for new domain names registered after 15 September 2014)
Registration date = 15 January 2015
Expiry date = 15 January 2016 (= 15 January 2015 + 1 year)