You can order domains easily by using the
of the Domain Registration System of Knipp.
The only prerequisite is that you must be
a registered customer of
easy and can be done in just a few steps.
Another possiblity is to order domains
via e-mail application form
The e-mail registration has the advantage that it can be done automatically.
Many customers use robots on their web site that send e-mail application forms to us.
However, using these forms is suited for experts only, since they contain quite a
few technical terms, which are unfortunately necessary. We have prepared a page
which will help
you to complete the form.
The basic principles of the naming conventions for .eu domains
do not differ from the rules as they are commonly used for
other top level domains. We have listed them for you below.
Domain names may only consist of the Latin letters »a« to »z«,
the digits »0« to »9«, and the hyphen.
As of December 10th, 2009, the special characters of all 23 offical
languages of the EU are also allowed. You can find a detailed
list of the allowed
special characters on a dedicated .eu IDN page.
Domain names must consist of at least two characters.
The maximum length is 63 characters.
Domain names may not start with a hyphen and may not end with a hyphen.
The third and fourth character may not contain a hyphen.
The domain names may not exclusively consist of one of the
alpha-2 country codes (e.g. »DE« for Germany).
You are not allowed to mix scripts, or character sets
(Latin, Greek and
Cyrillic), in a single internationalized domain name.
Moreover, each member state was authorized to hand in a list of terms used
for geographical or geopolitical concerns.
In the following, you find the resulting lists.
In addition, the folowing names are reserved for the use of the .eu registry:
eurid.eu, registry.eu, nic.eu, dns.eu, internic.eu, whois.eu, das.eu, coc.eu, eurethix.eu, eurethics.eu, euthics.eu.
Domain password (authinfo)
A domain password, also known as authinfo, is required for changing the
registrar of a domain. It thus protects you against unauthorized persons
initiating such an operation for your domain.
For .eu domains, setting the authinfo is different from most other registries.
You cannot use an authinfo of your choice, but have to request an authinfo
before starting a change of the registrar (transfer).
The registry will generate an authinfo, which is made known to you by your
(current) registrar. This authinfo is then used to initiate the transfer process
with your new registrar.
Please note that a generated authinfo is only valid for 40 days.
Should you want to transfer your .eu domain away from Knipp, please ask our
support for an authinfo.
You will soon be able to use our website to request an authinfo from the
Questions and answers
Price and performance
At Knipp you don't have to pay through your nose for the popular
Europe-domains. You get .eu domains for similar favorable conditions
as we also offer them for .info and .biz domains, for example.
Please refer to our price list
for the details.
Beyond the actual registration of domains we also provide a large bundle
of additional services
For our customers, these services are available
without any additional costs.
Rules of allocation
The exact regulations concerning the eligibility for the registration
of .eu domains have been set out in Art. 4 (2) (b) of
the .eu Regulation
.eu domains may be registered by any:
(i) undertaking having its registered office, central administration
or principal place of business within the
(ii) organization established within the Community
without prejudice to the application of national law, or
(iii) natural person resident within the Community.