Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for .EU

Country / Territory Code .EU
Country / Territory Name European Union
Domain Registry
Registration Agreement
(adopted by the registration authority)
Dispute Policy
(adopted by the registration authority)

Variation of UDRP

Procedural Rules
(adopted by the registration authority)

Variation of UDRP

Complaint or Response Filing with WIPO

Variation of UDRP


Relevant differences between the procedure for .eu and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) include the following:

- Whereas the UDRP is limited to the protection of trademark rights against infringement through bad faith registration and use of a domain name, the ADR Rules aim to protect not only trademark rights, but also certain other rights protected in Europe.

- Under the ADR Rules, it is sufficient to prove that either registration or subsequent use of the domain name by the registrant occurred in bad faith, whereas the UDRP requires the Complainant to prove both elements.

Eligibility criteria for .eu:

If a complainant requests transfer of the disputed domain name, the complainant must provide evidence that the complainant satisfies the general eligibility criteria for registration set out in Article 4(2)(b) of Regulation (EC) No. 733/2002 (“The Registry shall register domain names in the .eu TLD through any accredited .eu Registrar requested by any: (i) undertaking having its registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the Community; or (ii) organisation established within the Community without prejudice to the application of national law; or (iii) natural person resident within the Community”)