How to register a domain name
Check if your domain name is available
Any person, company or organisation based in the European Union, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein can register a domain name under .eu or .ею (Cyrillic script).
Domain names are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Your desired domain name might not be available because:
- It has already been registered by someone else.
- The European institutions, EU Member States, EU Candidate or Members of the EEA have blocked or reserved it.
Tips for choosing your domain
Your domain name should be pronounceable and memorable, limit the length to two or three words.
If your desired domain name has been reserved, you can apply for its release by submitting an application. You can also use the same domain name with hyphens, or shorten it to an acronym.
Get your domain name in any official EU language (Internationalised domain names).
Why you should register a .eu or .ею domain name
Experience first-hand what .eu or .ею can do for you or your business by reading these success stories. If you are a domain holder yourself, you can even submit your own testimonial and we'll be happy to share it.
“We want our accessories to inspire people through nature.”
WoodWe is a Lithuanian brand that specialises in creating wooden accessories for Apple devices. Built with nature in mind, their mission is to dress your device stylishly with quality materials.
“Using the .eu extension is a valuable element towards conveying trust in our brand to consumers both inside and beyond the European Union.”
“When you build a house, you take away a part of nature. With living walls, you bring that nature back into the mix.”
As Scandinavia’s leading producer of vertical gardens, Greenworks is working towards making our lives greener – even when we’re inside. Through the understanding that a good relationship between humanity and nature adds to a higher quality of life, Greenworks’ mission is to improve the well-being of people, combat climate change related problems, and contribute to a more sustainable planet.
“We chose .eu because we consider Europe to be our home.”
“Our goal is to make unique candles that tell a story.”
Muniocandela.eu is a Latvian fragrance company that generates warmth and light through the creation of handmade, soy wax candles. Made with local herbs, flowers, and even recycled materials, each one of their candle collections has a unique story behind it.
“We chose .eu to express that we, and our products, are European.”
“It’s amazing to transport people, each ride is fun and full of life!”
Founded in 2012, Get Bus is a shuttle bus company. Every day, it provides regular connections between Porto airport and the Portuguese towns of Braga and Guimarães.
“We believe .eu conveys confidence and makes our company even more trustworthy. This is why we want to keep .eu as part of our strategy.”
“We are the best of the best in terms of lighting and furniture design in Portugal.”
Delightfull is a Portuguese design company that looks to change the way we view home furnishing. By offering unique, custom and inspirational furniture and lighting solutions, Delightfull has something to brighten just about anyone’s home!
“We believe that Europe is a brand in itself, so we are very proud to use it’s domain name, .eu.”
If you want your products and services to be considered when consumers make their purchase decisions, having an effective online presence is crucial. With a website that signals internationality and speaks to potential customers around the globe, you broaden your market exponentially.
A website with a .eu or .ею domain name extension tells your customers that you are a legal entity based in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway and are therefore, subject to EU law and other relevant trading standards.
We help protect you and your customers online
We provide a DNSSEC protocol which is a security measure that reduces the chance your customers will be led to phishing or other ill-intentioned websites. Our Registry Lock Service can be used to protect your domain names against potential unintended changes such as deletions or transfers.
We support multiple languages
Your domain name can contain characters from any official EU language script. We also provide assistance in all the official EU languages. Read more about IDNs.