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Our special offer on the 3 European extensions (.eu, .ею & .ευ) is back!

During 10 days, from November 10th to 19th, register your .eu, .ею or .ευ domain for 10 years at only €12 excl. VAT

On the occasion of an exceptional promotion on the .eu, .ею and .ευ extensions let’s take a look back on our most European extensions: history, news, and current discount, all you need to know about .eu (and its Cyrillic & Greek declensions) are right here!


The origins of this extension


The .eu finds its origins at the beginning of the 21st century, precisely in 2005. This extension is classified as a ccTLD, a first-level extension, which means that it represents a geographic area: the European Union one.

Launched on September 7, 2005, this extension has quickly managed to convince intergovernmental institutions of the European Union. Previously using, public institutions have transferred their domain names to a shorter and more impactful extension.


Apart from public and intergovernmental institutions, the .EU extension was also made for national or community trademarks. Private individuals and right holders were progressively allowed to use this extension. A slow progression that avoided cybersquatting practices.

A particularly appreciated approach among professionals.

Like any extension, this one is managed and operated by a Registry: EURid. It is a private non-profit organization based in Brussels that relies on multiple Registrars such as Netim for the marketing of its extension.


The IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) accepted by this extension


Since 2009, new characters are authorized in .eu exploitation. As a matter of fact, domain names are not anymore restricted in the use of the Latin alphabet, they are now allowed to use any European alphabet such as West European, Cyrillic, or Turkish alphabet.

As part of this evolution, Netim offers a variation of the European extension: 

An evolution that makes it possible for everyone to create a domain name in accordance with its own language codes.


This development is part of a broader framework: the possibility to register a domain name with many permissible characters. Previously, only letters going from A-Z and numbers from 0-9 were allowed. With the appearance of diacritical signs, the IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) language enters domain names.


From the 10thto the 19th of November, enjoy our exceptional .EU discount!




Promotion applying .eu, .ею and/or .ευ

Now available to order and on sale from November 10th to 19th.
Conditionsopen to all European nationals 
                    or open to all with our trustee service 


Prix12 excl. VAT/ 10 years instead of €60 excl. VAT

CAUTION: This discount only applies to creations, not renewals & trustee service! 


Note that the discount will be applied during the last step when generating the purchase order, just before choosing your payment method.




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