Eurid have now decided that they won't be publishing a list of domain releases. Instead they are opting to include the release date in the whois: The first names unsuccessfully applied for during Sunrise will be released on June 7. Names released will include all expired domain names and those for which the last application in the queue for that name was rejected 45 days … [Read more...] about Eurid Updates Policy On Domain Releases
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According to the rules regarding .eu registration the domain is meant to be reserved for EU residents, so how come some of the US hosting companies and registrars that have little of no presence in the EU market have managed to register so many domains???? … [Read more...] about Are The Eurid Registration Rules Being Applied?
According to the main page of Sedo they have 124986 .eu domains on offer at present. If you combine the numbers from Sedo with those you get from a quick search on say Afternic then the number climbs to close to 200 000 domains... If you then add the domains that don't even have dns or anything else and have simply been "dumped" in a corner, how many active .eu domains are you … [Read more...] about EU Aftermarket Update
The Eurid ADR site now lists a total of three decisions, with all three complaints being denied. The Eurostar debacle had already been subject of a French court hearing earlier this year. On both occassions Eurid's awarding of the domain in question was upheld on the basis of the "first come, first served" rule. … [Read more...] about More Dispute Decisions Published
3 days later and still no sign of any emails either from the current registrar or from Eurid.. … [Read more...] about Transferring a .eu – followup 1
Considering how quickly the .eu zone has grown you would think that the zone would be reloaded every few minutes... However that does not seem to be the case. Even though whois etc., will update new zones and changes do not seem to be going live in anything close to realtime. … [Read more...] about How Long Does A .eu Take To Register?
As I mentioned last night, Eurid have now clarified their transfer policies. Since this is such "virgin" territory I thought I'd give it a try, so I've initiated a transfer between registrars. According to the Eurid site this should be quite straightforward, but for some reason I don't feel so optimistic … [Read more...] about Transferring a .eu domain
Eurid have finally got round to providing information on transfers, both between registrant and between registrars. If the terminology is a bit confusing: the registrant in simple terms is the domain owner or holder, whereas the registrar is the company that registers or manages domains on behalf of its clients. In both cases the system is email based and involves a … [Read more...] about Eurid Transfer Policies and Procedures Explained
If you applied for a .eu domain under sunrise one or two you may have been lucky and actually got it. On the other hand you may have received a negative response from Eurid. If you got a negative response then you are in good company, as thousands of applications have been rejected without any proper explanation: Dear Sir, Madame, We regret to inform you that your … [Read more...] about Don’t ask Eurid why your eu domain wasn’t registered?
According to IpWalk the main Eurid website has been down for more than 36 hours since Saturday. Further uptime stats are available via the ipwalk site … [Read more...] about EU Downtime