.EU is the TLD for the European Community, and is managed by the EURid Registry.
As of April 7, 2011, the minimum registration period for .EU domains is
one year and the maximum is ten years. The expiration date for a .EU
domain is always at the end of the month in which it was registered.
There are certain names that are not available for
registration. All one and two-character country codes are reserved from
registration. In addition, .EU member states were allowed to submit a
limited list of broadly recognized names related to geographical and/or
geopolitical concepts which affect their political or territorial
organization that either may not be registered, or may be registered
only under a second level domain according to the public policy rules.
For more documentation about reserved and blocked names, see http://www.eurid.eu/en/eu-domain-names/blocked-reserved-names
.EU Contact Information
Unlike the gTLDs, two contacts are required to register a .EU domain: Legal Owner and Technical Contact.
.EU Residency Requirements
The .EU Registry maintains the following list of
General Eligibility requirements, one of which must be met in order to
qualify to register a .EU domain:
Be an undertaking having its registered office,
central administration or principal place of business within the
Be an organization established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law.
Be a natural person resident within the European Community.
For a list of the countries that are within the European Community, see: http://www.eurid.eu/files/Annex1_EN.pdf