Call for expressions of interest for the selection of the .eu TLD Registry 2013/C 134/06 Closed!


The purpose of this call for expressions of interest is to invite applications from organisations wishing to be considered as candidates for the Registry selection procedure related to the future operation of the top level domain. The selection procedure is based on an open call, and on principles of objec­tivity, non-discrimination and transparency.



The Registry will need to provide, as a minimum, the necessary systems, software, hardware, facilities, infrastructure for the following services:
  1. operation and maintenance of the primary authoritative server for the .eu TLD.
  2. operation and/or administration of the network of secondary servers for the .eu TLD.
  3. creation and management of the .eu TLD zone file(s).
  4. implementation of appropriate security measures to guarantee a high level of data confidentiality, integrity and availability; In particular, the contractor must ensure that .eu TLD is available at all times, that information is only made publicly available with the consent of the registrant and that information is only altered at the request of the registrant and/or their registrar; in addition, Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) prevention systems must be described in the application.
  5. security due diligence to guarantee a constant and continued vigilance against emerging threats.
  6. maintenance of an accurate and up-to-date registration database for all .eu TLD registrations.
  7. maintenance of an accurate and up-to-date database of .eu TLD accredited registrars.
  8. establishment of a third-party data escrow (with data held solely in the European Union) for .eu TLD zone file and domain name registration information.
  9. compliance with relevant international standards and best practice procedures for the functions outlined above and in order to ensure the interoperability of the .eu TLD with the rest of the domain name system; provisions for taking account of migration to IPv6 as and when appropriate.
  10. promotion of awareness and registration in the .eu TLD by maintaining a website with up-to-date policy and registration information for the .eu TLD.
  11. the operation and maintenance of associated public query services.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

All the important deadlines

  • 20 June 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for expressions of interest for the selection of the .eu TLD Registry (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible


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