Start process of .eu has started
by: Hans Peter Oswald
The Commission of the EUROPEAN COMMUNITY and EURID, the registry of eu-domains, have signed recently the contract about the eu-domains.
EURID reports that, the Commission will formally notify ICANN of the selected registry operator allowing official negotiations to commence between EURid and ICANN to put the eu-domain into the root servers.
EURid promises to be looking for a fast conclusion to negotiations with ICANN in order to minimise delays in launching .eu. EURid has always declared that it requires 6-9 months after contractual matters are concluded in order to commence registrations of eu-domains, starting with the 4-month sunrise period required by the European Commission's Public Policy Rules for the eu-domain.
EURid tells, that it is currently working on the initial Registration Policy for eu-domains to include rules for phased registration (the sunrise period), a Whois policy and Alternative Dispute Resolution for disputes over .eu names. As required under the terms of Regulation 733/2002, which provided the legal framework for eu-domains, EURid will be consulting with the European Commission and other relevant parties on this document.
The registration process of eu-domains consists of a sunrise and a landrush period.
You should send now to https://www.domainregistry.de/eu.html your applications to secure your rights at the new eu-domains. The eu-domains will be the most important event since the introduction of com-domains.
The Sunrise Period of eu-domains will have two phases:
The EU Regulation stipulates that the registry must make a sunrise provision at eu-domains to allow those with 'prior rights' to a name to apply for registration of eu-domains in advance of beginning general registrations. The PPR states that the sunrise period (phased registration) of eu-domains will take place in two phases each lasting two months.
During phase one, public bodies and holders of registered Community or national trademarks will be able to register their names.
During phase 2 those who may register in phase 1 may register their eu-domains as well holders of other rights recognised under Community law or the national law of an EU member state. Eu-domains registered during the sunrise period must be an exact match for the prior right claimed and documentary evidence must be supplied to proof the right.
Landrush period: First comes-first serves
Some weeks after the Sunrise Period eu-domains goes live and general registrations of eu-domains will begin and registration of eu-domains will be done on a first come first served basis for any eu-domain not taken during the sunrise period.
About The Author
Hans Peter Oswald
ICANN accredited Registrar Secura