The .eu ccTLD is quite different in that it is run by the European Commission. The Commission contracts EURid to run the registry on their behalf. As the entire thing is setup and managed by the European Union institutions the ccTLD’s policies are based on European treaties and laws. Complicated? Yes, but it’s still fully functional and one of the larger ccTLDs.
Last Friday the European Commission opened a public consultation on the EU namespace. The focus of the consultation is on the registry’s rules and policies. If you’re interested in participating you can complete the questionnaire here.
The questions cover things like:
- whether having a .eu has benefited you
- whether the costs are too high or not
- whether the registry should offer direct domain registrations
- who should be allowed to register a .eu domain name
- what should the registry operator be involved with
Here’s the full questionnaire in PDF format
The consultation runs until August 4th 2017. If you are submitting answers on behalf of a company you may need to register for the EU transparency register.