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Registering a New .eu Top Level Doman

Sat, 1 Dec 2005 16:05:00 EST

"... foreign entities without a registered office, central administration, or principal place of business within the EU cannot register for a domain name under the .eu TLD. This holds true even for those foreign entities holding valid EU trademarks."

"Instead, for foreign entities holding valid EU trademarks, EURid has provided a licensing procedure under which such foreign entities can satisfy the residency requirement by entering into a license agreement with a licensee based within the Community. If the foreign entity and the licensee enter into a license agreement for the registered trademark, the licensee may apply to register the domain name during the first phase of the early registration procedure, known as the 'sunrise period,' provided that the licensor executes a declaration authorizing the licensee to seek the domain name registration. However, by executing the declaration and authorizing the licensee, the licensor may not revoke the authorization prior to the end of the validation process. In addition, if the domain name registration is granted, it will be in the name of the licensee, and the domain name registration may be assigned or transferred only to entities that satisfy the residency requirement. That is, the licensor, as a foreign entity, may not have the domain name registered in its name or assigned to it."

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