New .eu Regulation (2019/517/EU) published in Official Journal

The new .eu Regulation containing the key rules guiding the .eu top-level domain (TLD) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The new Regulation will be applicable from 13 October 2022, except for the Article 20, which introduces eligibility to EU citizens residing in third countries, which should start applying six months after entering into force. In the coming weeks EURid, the registry for .eu domain names, says that it will inform all its stakeholders about the exact date when the new eligibility criteria apply.

EURid says that the new Regulation aims to adapt the current rules to the fast-changing domain name industry in order to strengthen the link with the growing Digital Single Market, which focuses on European values, such as multilingualism, privacy protection, and security. To read EURid’s press release in full and for a link to the Official Journal, click here.