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Regulations and reports

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.eu is established by this following regulations. Moreover, the European Commission has an obligation to report to the European Parliament and the Council once every two years on the implementation, functioning and effectiveness of the TLD

Regulations:

  • Regulation (EC) No. 733/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 April 2002 on the implementation of the .eu Top Level Domain. This Regulation aims to establish the conditions of implementation of the “.eu” top-level domain (TLD), and in particular, to provide for the designation of a Registry and establish the general policy framework within which the Registry will function. The creation of the “.eu” TLD is one of the objectives set out in the eEurope 2002 action plan in order to accelerate electronic commerce and promote the use of the Internet. The European Commission is responsible for designating the Registry after publishing a call for expressions of interest in the Official Journal. The Registry must be a non-profit organisation, formed in accordance with the law of a Member State and established within the EU.
  • Regulation (EC) No. 874/2004 of the European Commission of 28 April 2004, laying down public policy rules concerning the implementation and functions of the .eu Top Level Domain and the principles governing registration. This Regulation sets out a number of elements needed to implement Regulation (EC) No. 733/2002, including the contents of applications for registration, rules for accrediting registrars, procedures for languages and reserved geographical names and the speculative and abusive registration of domain names. It also establishes a phased registration procedure and an alternative extrajudicial conflict settlement.
  •  Regulation (EC) No. 1654/2005 of the European Commission of 10 October 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No. 874/2004 with the list of reserved names.
  •  Regulation (EC) No. 1255/2007 of the European Commission of 25 October 2007 with an updated list of reserved names.
  •  Regulation (EC) No. 560/2009 of the European Commission of 26 June 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No. 874/2004 to allow the introduction of the so-called Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) and amend the reserved names list accordingly.

Reports:

  • Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council of 26 June 2011 – Report on the implementation, functioning and effectiveness of the “.eu” TLD [COM (2011) 616 final].
  • Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council of 26 June 2009 – Report on the implementation, functioning and effectiveness of the “.eu” TLD [COM (2009) 303 final].
  • Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council of 6 July 2007 – Report on the implementation, functioning and effectiveness of the “.eu” TLD [COM(2007) 385 final].

 

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