The Commission of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY and EURID, registry of eu-domains, have signed recently contract about eu-domains.
EURID reports that, Commission will formally notify ICANN of selected registry operator allowing official negotiations to commence between EURid and ICANN to put eu-domain into root servers.
EURid promises to be looking for a fast conclusion to negotiations with ICANN in order to minimise delays in launching .eu. EURid has always declared that it requires 6-9 months after contractual matters are concluded in order to commence registrations of eu-domains, starting with 4-month sunrise period required by European Commission's Public Policy Rules for eu-domain..
EURid tells, that it is currently working on initial Registration Policy for eu-domains to include rules for phased registration (the sunrise period), a Whois policy and Alternative Dispute Resolution for disputes over .eu names. As required under terms of Regulation 733/2002, which provided legal framework for eu-domains, EURid will be consulting with European Commission and other relevant parties on this document.
The registration process of eu-domains consists of a sunrise and a landrush period.
Sunrise Period You should send now to http://www.domainregistry.de/eu.html your applications to secure your rights at new eu-domains. The eu-domains will be most important event since introduction of com-domains.