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.
“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.”
“The most important goal for our business is to always provide a high quality product.”
Krina, a SuiCo subsidiary, is an industry leading food processing company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Their operations revolve around the production of natural, high quality foods such as rice, beans, wheat and even jams. Since its inception nearly 13 years ago, Krina has grown exponentially over the years. Even with this rapid growth, however, the family values of which Krina was founded upon remain at the forefront of their work.
“We chose to use the .eu extension because it’s the most convenient TLD available.”
“My great grandfather started this business in 1909 and we are proud to have continued his legacy.”
Royal Bees offers pure, natural Bulgarian honey, which is widely considered to be of the best quality in Europe. Their business model consists of processing different types of bee commodities that they receive from various bee keepers in the region such as honey, wax, and pollen to make great products for you to enjoy.
“.eu provides a great value for our business as bearing the European label shows our commitment to making quality products.”
“Food Tours was founded with the ambitious goal of uncovering Scandinavia’s local food scene.”
Food Tours, a Danish company, serves to take you on a culinary adventure, uncovering the rich and vibrant Nordic food scene and many of the little known sights in all three Scandinavian capitals, those being Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.
“.eu is a way for us to show that we are a part of a larger whole, a larger collaboration.”
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 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.
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.