The Commission is proposing new measures to simplify the existing legal framework on the .eu top-level-domain and enable European/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) citizens to register for a .eu domain also outside of the EU, regardless of their country of residence.

These measures improve the potential of .eu top-level-domain as a trusted and innovative namespace for the Digital Single Market by adding more flexibility and adapting the current rules to the fast-changing domain name market. The more flexible rules change the current Regulation, under which the domain ownership was solely connected to residency in the EU/EEA countries. Additionally, the revision proposes a better governance of the .eu top-level-domain by creating a Multistakeholder Council to advise the Commission on the management of the domain name and the implementation of the new rules. Overall, with a more efficient and flexible legal framework, the .eu Registry will be able to offer a better services to EU citizens and businesses. This revision is based on a Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) review of the .eu and a public consultation. More information can be found here and in an infographic